Mitt Romney, the loser we put up against Barry in 2012 only to have him wilt under the pressure, is not exactly ruling out the possibility of him being willing to offer himself up as an alternative to Donald Trump later this year should we encounter a brokered convention. It was during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Mitt-ster said, “I don’t think anyone in our party should say, ‘Oh no, even if the people of the party wanted me to be president, I would say no to it.’ No one is going to say that.”
However, there has been much speculation, of late, that Mr. Romney might be trying to set himself up for a surprise nomination ever since last week when he unleashed what was a rather brutal denouncement of front-runner Donald Trump, going so far as to urge voters to support anyone but the billionaire real estate mogul in upcoming primaries all in an effort to force a contested convention this summer in Cleveland, Ohio. But might Romney be doing little more than to try to grease the skids for another run of his own?
And for those of you who might have missed it, Romney lambasted Mr. Trump as “a fraud, a phony” in a speech last Thursday. And then on the Sunday talk show, Mr. Romney said he isn’t running and plans to endorse one of Mr. Trump’s three rivals — either Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Marco Rubio. Romney went on to say, also on ‘Meet the Press’, that he believes his Thursday speech against Donald Trump hurt the 2016 front-runner after he split Saturday’s contests with Ted Cruz. However, I think that’s pure speculation.
And Romney was pretty quick to take credit regarding the fact that Trump was only able to pick up two of the four state contests that were held this past weekend. And it was again on “Meet the Press” that he said, “I think I had a big impact.” And he went on to say, “I think a lot of people were surprised by how well Ted Cruz did. He got more delegates than Donald Trump last night. He was ebullient and enthusiastic, and Donald Trump was uncharacteristically low-energy last night. I think he was really surprised.” Well, we see things as we choose to, I guess.
Trump won Kentucky and Louisiana, but came in second to Cruz in Kansas and Maine. Trump had been endorsed by Maine’s governor and had been expected to win that state. Cruz appears to be “emerging right now,” Romney said, but added he wouldn’t write off Rubio or Kasich just yet. He said, “Marco Rubio is very strong in Florida. More recent polls have him within a few points of Donald Trump.” And added, “And John Kasich [is] leading in Ohio. So they may be favorite-son candidates or they may emerge down the road being a very strong candidate on their own.”
Romney indicated he might endorse someone after the March 15 primaries, but said he would be satisfied with anyone in the field other than Trump, who he says is “not at all the real deal” when it comes to conservatism. So I can only guess that Romney considered himself, when do many others didn’t, as being “the real deal” back on 2012? The fact is that many of us who voted ‘FOR’ Romney were doing little more than to vote “AGAINST” Barry. So for Romney to make such an idiotic accusation is nothing short of ludicrous.
“I can tell you this: I’m not a candidate. I’m not going to be a candidate. I am going to be endorsing one of the people who is running for president,” he said. “One of the four is going to be the Republican Party nominee. Three of the four are people I would endorse. But I’m not running and I’m not going to be running.” Now if that’s true, then what’s the point of any of this? And then he said that If Trump is the nominee, he will probably write in the name of a conservative on the November general election ballot. Old Mitt, a real team player.
And in another interview that also aired this past Sunday, on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Romney said he would have spoken out sooner but didn’t expect Trump to do so well. He said, “But he has tapped into an anger which is very much understood.” Romney went on to say, “What he’s done with that anger, however, is not to build it and to resolve and high purpose, but instead to take it down a very dark alley.” What’s really pissing me off here is that Romney has to know that he’s playing right into the hands of our leftist state-controlled media.
So what’s Mitt really up to here? Is he simply trying to sabotage Trump, and if so what’s the real reason for it? Is it so he can somehow be seen as some kind of knight riding in on a white horse in an effort to save us all from ourselves? If so, I thought Barry had a big ego! And that old Mitt actually thinks he would have a snowballs chance in Hell that we would ever pick as our nominee is completely insane. Personally, I’m thinking that Romney is simply jealous when it comes to the level of success that Trump continues to have.