Even though I was one of the millions of non-Democratic Americans who was disgusted by Mitt Romney’s cowardice in 2012 when he refused to lay a glove on Barack Obama, I have to admit that I always saw him as an upstanding, honorable, straight-arrow-type gentleman.
So much for that image. When he took off his mask today, what I saw on my TV screen was a world-class phony and a shameless fraud.
Of course, nothing should surprise me after watching politicians lie, steal, cheat, and engage in gutter politics for so many decades, but I have to say that I find it hard to believe that Romney would be willing to destroy his lifetime, clean-cut image in less than an hour.
What a price to pay for a few moments in the spotlight. I just published an article about how Glenn Beck appears to have a mental disorder, but, to be fair to Beck, I have to say that Romney also sounded very much like a man who has gone over the edge.
But perhaps Romney’s disgusting performance today was more calculated than crazy. Perhaps he sees the possibility of a cheap way to sneak in and become the Republican Party’s nominee without having to go through the rigors of a long, drawn-out campaign.
Put bluntly, he may see a way to win not through intimidation, but through cheating — i.e., keep Trump below the magic 1,237 delegate number, then, at the Republican convention, let Pimp Priebus, Paul Hussein Ryan, Mooch McConnell, and the rest of the criminal establishment crowd flip the bird to millions of voters yet again and declare Mitt to be the “compromise candidate.”
Are they not smart enough to realize that their action would be the end of the Republican Party? No! They are not. Collectively, establishment Republicans are the dumbest people on the face of the planet. Remember, for more than seven years they’ve given Barack Obama and the radical left everything they’ve wanted — and more.
So, yes, I believe they think they can steal the nomination from someone other than whom their voters choose — someone more to their Demopublican liking — and not only get away with it, but continue on with business as usual.
That said, if I were Donald Trump, I’d call their bluff and form a third party right now. With millions of Democrats and independents sure to get on board, the new third party would come in second to the Dirty Dems in the presidential election and the irreparably wounded Republicans would come in a distant third. And that would be the end of the reprehensible Republican Party.
Good riddance, I say.