Mitt Romney for what?
Hey, Mr. President, how long do you have to float this secretary of state trial balloon before you win the bet?
We all understand that you keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Ted Cruz was a real jerk to you (as you were to him) but he came around at the end. Nikki Haley was likewise a real piece of work in the run-up to the South Carolina primary, but then she went to ground.
But Mitt Romney? He was #NeverTrump all the way.
Pull the transcript of his speech in Utah last March. Remember, these were not some off-the-cuff remarks as he was leaving the Ponderosa Steak House after dinner. He paid people to write this stuff for him, rented a teleprompter and then invited the networks to cover it live:
“Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University … He inherited his business … And whatever happened to Trump Airlines? Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks and Trump Mortgage? A business genius he is not.”
Whew. And that was just the beginning.
Is Trump reaching out here to some previously unknown wing of the Republican Party? If it’s Mormons, I have another suggestion: Supreme Court Justice Mike Lee.
Many have questioned Trump’s Christian faith. This olive branch certainly has a New Testament quality to it, turning the other cheek and all that, the lion lying down with the lamb, etc. Up until now, Trump has seemed more of an Old Testament type — an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But hey, judge not lest ye be judged. That’s Sermon on the Mount.
Let’s talk foreign policy, Mitt. How would you size up the guy you’re meeting with this weekend in New Jersey?
“Trump’s bombast is already alarming our allies and fueling the enmity of our enemies. … This is recklessness in the extreme. Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy he is very, very not smart.”
When you go in for a job interview, it’s always good to begin by telling the boss — loudly — that he’s a blithering idiot.
Sure, in one 2012 debate, Mittens did point out that Russia was our primary foe, despite the catcalls of Obama and his tag-team partner, Candy Crowley. But Mitt faded under the klieg lights, and if you can’t stand up to Candy Crowley, how are you going to stand up to Vladimir Putin?
Willard was thinking about running this year, you may recall. But he was muscled out by Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush, a wimp’s wimp! If you can’t stand up to Candy Crowley or Jeb Bush. …
Nov. 8 had to be a horrible night for Mitt. Trump accomplished what neither he nor his father could ever accomplish. And he did it by winning the Romneys’ home state of Michigan, which Mitt didn’t even seriously contest in 2012. And Mitt and Trump are exactly the same age.
Lucky for Mitt he doesn’t drink or he might have had a real big hangover on the morning of Nov. 9.
Listen to Howie 3-7 p.m. on WRKO AM 680.
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