Mitt Romney Writes Cowardly Op-Ed Bashing Trump

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Mitt Romney, who choked in 2012 when his country most needed him, proved that he is little more than an opportunistic coward this week by writing a scathing op-ed condemning President Trump’s “character.” Romney spent the last year pretending that he’d put his differences with Trump behind him in an effort to play nice for Utah voters. He suggested time and time again on the campaign trail that he was going to Washington to be a good little Republican, and gave his supporters no real reason to believe that he would be taking up the Jeff Flake/Bob Corker role as the designated Trump critic on Capitol Hill.

That was apparently all a lie, though, because even before swearing in as Utah’s newest Senate representative, Romney couldn’t help but begin what we sorely hope is not a covert attempt to challenge Trump in the 2020 primaries.

“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” Romney wrote. “The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs all defined his presidency down.

“It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination,” he continued. “After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

What is the point of all this? What purpose does it serve, other than garnering Romney some publicity? What small percentage of voters is Romney reaching out to when he says stuff like this? Does he not realize that the vast majority of Republican voters view people like him (and Flake and Corker and Bill Krystol, etc.) as outright traitors to the party? No, sorry, not just the party. That wouldn’t be so bad. No, these are traitors to conservatism. These are traitors to the immense swath of the nation that dreads seeing the Democrats take America into a left-wing dystopia.

How dare you, Mitt Romney.