Isn’t Mitt Romney just so coy?
Mitt is trying to play both sides here while simultaneously hurting both sides.
Appearing on Meet the Press, Mitt played the flirty candidate nobody is voting for by saying well, sure, if I get drafted at the convention I would accept. But of course we have four strong candidates running and one of them will be the nominee.
Isn’t that too clever by half?
If Romney were genuinely concerned for the fate of the nation and the Republican Party should Trump get the nomination, why not just come out and endorse one of the other three candidates running?
Why play it so coy?
Because, for all his highfalutin words last Thursday, Mitt Romney isn’t some altruistic guy who has the best interests of the United States at heart.
Mitt is inserting himself into this race for his own purposes.
If Mitt Romney wanted to be the 2016 Republican nominee, he should have stepped up back in the spring when Ann Coulter was declaring that the only person who could win in 2016 was Romney.
(Remember when Ann Coulter had a big crush on Mitt? Yeah. I do.)
But Romney decided not to run. He chose to sit this out and try and play king-maker instead.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Mitt claimed that he spoke out against Trump because he loves America and is concerned about America. So why didn’t Mitt not only speak out against Trump, but also speak affirmatively about a specific candidate who is running against him? Why didn’t he simply endorse one of the other three?
Mitt went so far as to tell Chuck Todd on Meet the Press yesterday that he would be endorsing one of the other three on March 16.
See what I mean? He’s just too clever by half.
Mitt wants to wait and see what happens in Ohio and Florida before he endorses.
That isn’t so much being a king-maker as it is being a Johnny-Come-Lately who wants to throw his support behind whoever does best.
Way to hedge your bets, Mitt.
Way to take a principled stand.
Mitt is such a courageous conservative, he wants to hold off endorsing someone just in case he sticks his neck out and puts his support behind someone who doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning the nomination.
If Mitt were such a king-maker, wouldn’t he believe that his endorsement would actually influence what happens in Ohio or Florida? Someone who really believed he had that kind of pull with voters wouldn’t be sitting on his hands waiting to see what happens.
This is what made Mitt’s moronic speech on Thursday such a waste of oxygen. Mitt only made half the argument. He made a case against Trump, but then didn’t bother to make the case for someone else.
And by refusing to back one of the other three candidates running against Trump, Mitt succeeds in making himself the story. Now he can appear on Sunday show after Sunday show playing it coy when being asked if he would accept the nomination at a brokered convention. Sure, he pretends to dismiss the notion by asserting that one of the four in the race will get the nomination, but then he quickly admits he wouldn’t refuse if drafted.
The fact that Romney is shoving himself in the spotlight during an election year in which he isn’t even running tells me all I need to know about the guy.
He’s a dick.
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