Mitt Romney started the year off with a Washington Post hit piece on the president, with this headline:
Even Trump-haters are noticing how this isn’t going the way he hoped:
Yet, completely predictable.
This is the standard that has been set by many on the left/media (furthered by a small set of grifters/unhinged cultists pretending to be on the right): conservatives must abandon all positions and principles for their criticism of Trump to count. https://t.co/RiMhrn53QD
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) January 2, 2019
Romney’s op-ed earned praise from Morning Joe and Jeff Flake, and a tiny sliver of the tiny sliver that is NeverTrump.
It also earned the wrath, mockery and scorn of most of the left and right.
I know on a voting level what matters most is R or D.
But on a public discussion level, losing Orrin Hatch’s seat to Mitt hurts more than losing Flake’s seat to Sinema.
We trusted Romney with the 2012 nomination; admittedly because there were no good candidates. We voted for him in the general and Romney failed to win the election, and stuck us with four more lousy years of President Obama.
Romney should spend more time working humbly to reverse the damage he’s done, and less time grandstanding against the man who succeeded where he failed.