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Frankly I’m more than a little embarrassed to admit that I ever voted for this guy.  Going into the 2012 election season I must admit that I had some pretty high hopes, but then came that second debate with O-Bummer and it was then I realized that I was going to be forced to contend with yet another four years of Barry O-Bummer.  And despite knowing it was likely to be all for naught, and knowing that I really had no other choice, I did what I saw as being my duty and marched off to the polls that Election Day in November 2012 and marked my ballot for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

And it’s in looking back that I sometimes wonder if there might actually have been some sort of divine intervention involved in bringing about Romney’s sudden wilting toward the end of the campaign.  Because had candidate Romney been just a bit more like candidate Trump, that might have actually made a difference in the outcome.  But it matters not at this point, because he wasn’t, and it didn’t.  But was his loss something that was actually meant to be?  Because without that loss I have no doubt that we would not have as our president today, President Donald J. Trump.

So we have to take the good with the bad.  And I would go so far as to say that America, in some ways, might even be better off today because of the fact that Romney did lose.  Because, like I said, it has been since his loss that he has, over time, revealed more of his true self, and to be honest, I doubt America would have looked much different after four years of Romney than it did after four more years of O-Bummer.  And, like I said, had there been a President Romney, there would never have been a President Trump.  And America would be all the worse for it.

All of which brings to a recent poll, one released just this past Sunday and that was conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.  A poll that, if we can believe it, showed how it is that Romney is viewed favorably by only 18% of Americans.  And it is according to this same poll that it has been since October of 2012 that Romney’s favorability rating has dropped from 43% to 18% in the same month of 2019. The 2012 election was Romney’s election to lose, all he had to do was to fight for it.  But instead he wilted, and came across as someone who didn’t seem to care if he won.

And it was also according to this very same poll that 2% of Americans actually view Romney “very positive” and 16% “somewhat positive.”  The other measurements included are “neutral” at 37%, “somewhat negative” with 19%, and “very negative” at 19% of respondents.  And it is in his ‘home’ state of Utah that, according to a survey taken by Utah Policy and Y2 Analytics in October, Romney has an approval rating of 46% and a disapproval rating of 51%,. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Romney was elected into office by 62% of the vote in the 2018 midterm election.

I’m sure everyone knows that Romney has been a longtime critic of President Trump.  And that he has been more than a little vocal in his opposition toward the president.  He had, at one time, been hoping to gain a position inside the administration from which he would be better positioned to carry out his treachery.  But when that failed to materialize, like so many others who the president has chosen to reject, he did the next best thing and went search for another platform from which he would be better able to lob all manner of incendiary accusations in the direction of the president.

And it was recently that Romney expressed open opposition to the president’s decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria.  Romney tweeted out last month, “The President’s decision to abandon our Kurd allies in the face of an assault by Turkey is a betrayal.” And he went on to say, “It says that America is an unreliable ally; it facilitates ISIS resurgence; and it presages another humanitarian disaster.”  The president responded by referring to Romney as a “pompous ass” who “never knew how to win.”  Which, if you ask me, is a description that is pretty much spot on!!

Look, Romney personifies all that is wrong with so many of those who, while they refer to themselves as being ‘conservative,’ the rest of us refer to as ‘RINOs.’ Romney is a liar, a fraud and a sore loser.  Essentially the ‘father’ of Obamacare who never backed off his support of an individual mandate while at the same time pretended to be a conservative. He was a one term governor of Massachusetts and polled so badly he dared not run for reelection.  He deserved to lose, even to O-Bummer.  Hopefully the people in Utah will come to recognize the error of their ways and correct it.

If Romney truly had any class he would have, after his ‘Pierre Delecto’ fiasco, chosen to resign his seat in the Senate and skulked off somewhere safely out of sight.  But that’s not how people like him generally operate.  So come 2024 it will left up to the good people of Utah to assist him in that regard by finally, and perhaps once and for all, retiring old Mitt from ‘public service.’  I’m sure CNN would be calling on him to be a regular guest much in the same manner that they routinely call on his fellow RINO, and Trump hater, John Kasich.  These two losers make quite the NeverTrumper pair!

The time has now come for Romney to put on his big boy pants and to finally decide, once and for all, if he’s going to join with the president and be part of the solution or join with the Democrats and simply continue to be part of what has been an ongoing problem.  Either he’s going to join in the effort to ‘Make America Great Again,’  or he’s going to join with the forces who continue to be nothing more than an impediment as the president tries to secure our border, and to make America stronger both economically and militarily.  It’s time for Romney to sh!t or get off the pot.

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