January 15th, 2009
10:03 AM ET
13 years ago

Romney, Whitman on the Hill

WASHINGTON (CNN) -  Mitt Romney. Meg Whitman.

Sounds like a flashback to the 2008 presidential campaign. But I'm not living in the past. I'm talking about the present day.

Both Romney and Whitman are scheduled to speak today at a hearing focusing on economic recovery solutions that's being held by House Republicans. The hearing was organized by House Republican Party Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate, will offer Congressional Republicans his prescriptions to jumpstart the economy, as will Whitman, the former eBay CEO who served as a senior economic adviser and surrogate for Romney during the Republican primaries. She served in the same capacity for McCain during the general election.

Both could have future political aspirations. There's the possibility Romney may make another run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and Whitman is considering a run for California Governor in 2010.

Filed under: Meg Whitman • Mitt Romney
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Molly

    Good...hopefully they will come up with something useful instead of just whinning about what the other party is doing.

    January 15, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. GOPloser

    Two losers trying to be relevent.

    January 15, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  3. Matthew

    Meg Whitman may well have helped you capture the White House, Senator McCain.

    January 15, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |

    Romney has my respect. I hope that the suggestions that he offers will be more than paltry talk. I hope that Whitman will give the kind of solutions that the Republicans are seeking.

    January 15, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. flybyshoeing

    On the front page of this site there is a story about how foreclosures are up 81% in 2008. Will they have anything to say about how to fix that? I doubt it.

    January 15, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  6. Roger

    the best solution for the GOP is to get out of the 60's-70's mode, they are such extremests in their views & cater to the religious right who are so out of touch....neither Romney or Whitman have the ability to bring this change about...and the GOP/Cantor who has set up this meeting is a true extremests & as long as the GOP has these type of people in charge of their party I do not feel they will succeed. Most people do not like being told what to do, how to pray, who you can co-habitate with, etc

    January 15, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. DC

    Romney seems to know his stuff. He's certainly one of the most accomplished political figures in recent memory. Hopefully he can offer the GOP some good solutions so that both parties can bring its best ideas to the table and turn around this economy.

    January 15, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. chris@stl

    Molly ... agree with you. Hope the repubs will have a practical and sensible plan. The economy can't withstand stonewalling any more.

    January 15, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. Irma in North Carolina

    I am surprised Sarah doesnt get in on this and put in her 2 cents worth.

    January 15, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  10. Rick in WA

    Why should we listen to someone like Romney? He has only run a major corporation (at a profit–imagine that). He clearly cannot be as effective in proposing economic recovery plans as a community organizer-turned-career politician.

    January 15, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  11. sg

    Romney should be sworn in next week but we'll be stuck with a newby who really hasn't accomplished anything in his political career for the next 4 years.

    January 15, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  12. FreeNLovIt

    WE need a combination of both ideas. Leave it to the elephants, and we will only be chewing peanuts. Leave it to the donkeys, and we'll be chewing only carrots. It' needs to be a well-balanced diet. We need to create jobs........

    January 15, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. MJM

    Mitt, make sure obama doesn't copy your home work .

    We want the counrty to see the Dems for what they are. All show and no go. Keep it on the DL until 2012.

    Oh, and tell McCain to sit 2012 out. Tell him there is a new rule, you can't be nominated twice. He'll fall for it.

    January 15, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. TruthWillSetYouFree37

    You voted for a Nanny state so GET READY!

    January 15, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. vic

    I can hardly wait to hear their ideas.... LOLOL

    January 15, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  16. neal

    ... the suggestions will fall on deaf ears.

    January 15, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  17. Phil

    SG: don't hate we did it your guy's way for the last eight years, look were it got us. you should embrace not hate. peace

    January 15, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. foolmetwice

    wait....you forgot to call sarah palin she's soooo wants to be on tis too!

    January 15, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |