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Willard “Mitt” Romney (a.k.a. Pierre Delecto) has announced he will not seek to re-upholster his carpet-bagged Utah Senate seat. Meaning that neither Massachusetts nor Utah could stand more than one term of him. He departs with a sneer directed at those icky, working-class voters in the Republican base who refuse to accept that their betters know what’s best for them.
“Trump is the leader of the greatest portion of the Republican Party. It’s a populist, demagogue portion of the party. I represent a small wing of the party. I call it the wise wing of the Republican Party. I don’t believe we’re going away.”
Romney and Trump always had a Salieri-Mozart thing going on (the cinematic Salieri, not the historical one). Romney openly resented Trump winning the presidency that he felt entitled to, and was thoroughly embittered that such a moral reprobate would occupy the office that voters had denied him.
Romney, the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, had been one of the most vocal Republican critics of former President Donald Trump in the Senate. While he plans to leave the Senate in 2025, Romney underscored that he’s “not retiring from the fight.”
Which raises the question: which side will he be fighting for?
It’s black-fly-in-your-Chardonnay levels of ironic that Romney’s biggest supporters these days are the same people who, in 2012, claimed he gave his dog a gay haircut, gave a woman cancer, was going to put women in binders, and outlaw tampons.Published in