This One-Time Enemy of Trump Says He’ll “Easily” Be Re-Elected
Mitt Romney has never been Donald Trump’s biggest fan. The Utah native, now running for Orrin Hatch’s soon-to-be-open Senate seat, issued a blistering speech against the dominant Republican in the late days of the 2016 primaries, told voters that he was a con artist and a fraud, and said as recently as last month that he voted for his wife, Ann, instead of casting a ballot for either Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Later, of course, he entertained the thought of serving as Trump’s secretary of state.
These days, Romney is much more circumspect in his criticism of the president. While he maintains that he doesn’t agree with Trump’s public persona – the tweeting, the name-calling, etc. – he said in an interview recently that as far as policy is concerned, the president is right on the money. He even surmised that Trump was implementing many of the same policies that he would have, had he been elected president. To which we can only say: Sure, sure.
This week, kicking off his annual E2 Summit in Deer Valley, UT, Romney said that, whatever his disagreements with the president may be, he thought Trump was overwhelmingly likely to win a second term.
“I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think he’ll be reelected solidly,” Romney said. “I think that not just because of the strong economy and because people are increasingly seeing rising wages, but I think it’s also true because I think our Democrat friends are likely to nominate someone who is really out of the mainstream of American thought and will make it easier for a president who is presiding over a growing economy.”
This is a pretty solid prediction, especially as far as the Democrats are concerned. The base is getting louder, and they are all-Bernie, all-the-time. People like Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz may be screaming at the left-wing fringe to give up on their ridiculous ideals and join reality, but it seems these people are obsessed with the free socialist utopia that Sanders brought into mainstream politics in 2016. They don’t want to trade those dreams for practicality, and that means we could be looking at a nominee as foolish as Elizabeth Warren or even Sanders himself going into 2020. As for how that’s going to turn out, well, we think Romney hit the nail on the head.