Skip to comments.Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump
Posted on 05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Mitt Romneys advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as lightweight and failed candidate. This week, Newt Gingrich called him pathetic.
Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American historya former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his partys standard-bearer.
Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds himself a voice in the wilderness.
Friends warned me, Dont speak out, stay out of the fray, because criticizing Mr. Trump will only help him by giving him someone else to attack, Mr. Romney said in an interview with The Wall Street Journalthe first time the 2012 GOP nominee discussed in depth his reasons for going after Mr. Trump.
They were right. I became his next target, and the incoming attacks have been constant and brutal. He said he had no illusions he would alter Mr. Trumps progress toward the nomination or spark a meaningful independent candidacy.
His motivation: I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldnt ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world.
Today, the GOP anti-Trump chorus is dwindling, leaving Mr. Romney among the few making the case publicly.
Mr. Trump, in an interview on Wednesday, said of Mr. Romney: Once a choker, always a choker. Ive got a store worth more than he is. He said Mr. Romneys attack has nothing to do with his country. It has to do with me. Im the one who forced him out...
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Nice to see what people are really made of
Mitt Romney is a douchebag
Romney has become a kind of Don Quixote caricature.
Well mittens, now your grandkids see you as an asshole ....
Translation: Republicans are supposed to be weak and go along with whatever the other party says. And I'm the one to make sure they do it!
Romney is UniParty in the flesh.
Misplaced pride. I guess people that didn’t leave the house that November to vote feel vindicated.
He was an empty suit candidate who really did choke vs Candy Crowly and thought he would win by default.
It feels strange to call someone as rich as Mittens pathetic.
But pathetic and irrelevant he is!
And how much of their inheritance he spent on an arrogant ego driven quest for personal position
Mitt Romney - the guy who lost twice
And didn’t even have the nomination the second time
“Well mittens, now your grandkids see you as an asshole ....”
LOL! Thanks for starting my day out right, with a big dose of humor. That was funny right there. ;-)
Trump is right: this is all about Mittens, not his hurt feelings. He’s going to look awful dang stupid if Trump saves our Republic from the Elitists.
Talk about overreach to establish some kind of credibility for Romney - who has none.
I wonder. He certainly didn't choke when brutalizing his Republican competition in the primaries. Keep in mind that Romney refused to campaign against the "lower 47%". Perhaps Romney thought that campaigning against Obama was beneath his dignity.
Why is Romney being such a disgusting jerk? Trump fights like the people he has such disdain for. If one doesn't play by Romney's rules, he thinks of those people as beneath him on the superiority scale.
All about mittens, not his country.
Poor mittens. What a sore loser.
He just wants the NOMINATION..........
..........then piss us off.
THEN, to lose gracefully, with taste and “honor”—whateverthehell that is these days.
I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldnt ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world.
Too bad he could never say anything remotely as critical of Obama.
Romney created Candidate Trump.
Had Romney stood up for the conservative values that our “severe conservative” failed candidate claims to have, voters might have trusted the mainstream candidates more.
Had Romney not led the party elders down the path of Obamacare, Amnesty (that’s why he lost - not liberal enough on rewarding illegals for their crimes), and other policies that made our party indistinguishable from the democrats, voters might have supported one of the successful and popular governors in the race.
Had Romney, as party leader, not convinced Congress to avoid conflict with Obama, voters might have supported a conservative US Senator.
Romney led the party down a path that rejected everything republican voters believe in. In response, republican voters rejected every candidate who followed Romney. Mitt has often been dismissed as irrelevant, but the truth is worse. Mitt is the problem.
I’ve wondered if mitt made a deal to let BHO win and then he would come back in 16 to run again. Then Trump ruined his plans. Or at the very least he thought he’d get buddy Ryan in there and be a major player.
IIRC, Trump wasted no time last summer in labeling mitt a choker, maybe to ensure he wouldn’t enter the race. Would love to know the real dirt on all this.
Romney needs to stop listening to his magic underwear.
He continues to choke like a dog.
Mitt Romney is a Democrat. Say no more.
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