On Thursday, Mitt Romney came out with a public condemnation of Donald Trump in an effort to stop him from winning the GOP nomination.
This is the same man during the 2012 presidential campaign who publicly badmouthed 47% of the American electorate and dismissed them as useless parasites who did not pay taxes, who lived off the government, supported Obama and would never vote for him-Romney. So basically, they should be dismissed as garbage.
Ironically, of these very same 47% of the population, many of whom hard-working average Americans, are millions of Americans supporting the candidacy of Donald Trump. These very same Americans believe that the political and financial elites of America- the Clintons and the Romneys, and their wealthy Wall Street and Silicon Valley supporters, have abandoned these people. Accordingly, they are attracted to Trump who rails against these elites.
For the GOP establishment and Trump’s opponents to look to Romney for salvation, is the height of political stupidity and folly.
Here is what Romney said about 47% of Americans in the last election.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what… These are people who pay no income tax…”[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Note when Romney was confronted with the tape and video of this incredibly stupid public statement, Romney first denied its existence, then misstated it, then claimed it was taken out of context. He never apologized or took personal responsibility for this YUGE political blunder.
Mr. Romney should have shown this spirit and toughness, four years ago, when he was competing against Obama for the presidency.
Romney is not only a few months late in this 2016 campaign, he is several years too late in showing some backbone.
Time to return to Utah, Mr. Romney and the dustbin of history. You are a two time loser. And if you thought you were so superior to Trump, why didn’t you have the guts to compete with him in this presidential campaign instead of taking futile shots from the peanut gallery?