Late Night: Weekend Warriors
It’s probably too much to hope for, but doesn’t this sound like a great opportunity for some “Occupy”-style action?
… Mitt Romney plans to spend this weekend strategizing and fraternizing with his biggest bundlers at a posh resort in Park City, Utah.
The presumptive Republican nominee and his senior advisers and aides are hosting two days of policy sessions and campaign strategy discussions at the Deer Valley resort for more than 100 top fundraisers and their spouses. Those who raised more than $100,000 are expected to attend.
More than a dozen Republican heavy-hitters are scheduled to join the private retreat as special guests. According to a fundraiser who is attending, they include some GOP stars thought to be in contention to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate: Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. John Thune (S.D.).
George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove, who helps run American Crossroads, the well-funded GOP super PAC, is planning to speak at the retreat… Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, also is scheduled to attend, according to the fundraiser.
Other expected guests include former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and James A. Baker III, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, strategist Mary Matalin, and commentators Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes.
I guess my invite must’ve gotten lost in the mail. (Yours, too, I’d imagine.)
As DDay noted yesterday, “It sounds like a fine affair, if your idea of a good time is listening to former secretaries of state James Baker and Condoleezza Rice, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Sen. John McCain, Rep. Paul Ryan, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and a parade of mostly older white men opine on national and world affairs.”
But since snarky speculation is what Late Night FDL is all about, I’d like to hear your thoughts on what exactly these self-important, over-the-hill establishment types will do for fun on this festive summer weekend… at least, that is, once they get tired of musing over cocktails whether the economy will be sour enough in November for Romney to win.
Whatever you come up with, I hope you spend a more personally and/or socially constructive weekend than these jokers.
(Note: The video above has nothing to do with this topic… instead, it deals with another Romney-related subject of conversation today. Watch it and wonder how anyone could be so ridiculous to suggest that Romney isn’t comfortable around black people!)