Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
…Mitt Romney is choosing to dislike Trump for reasons that are particular and unique to him, and if I understood the principled basis on which Mitt Romney was saying that — is free trade the point at which we can’t endorse a candidate, or is it because the candidate wants to have some kind of limit on Muslim immigration? Is that the point where we can’t endorse the candidate?
I don’t see what Mitt Romney’s point of view is that makes me think that Mitt Romney is the person who ought to be articulating this beyond the voters.
And, you know, if we have a third party candidate, are we assured that person is going to be strong on life, strong on religious liberty? No, because those are principles that the Party, during the last few election cycles, has not made central to what it believes in. So, I’m not sure that I can accept Mitt Romney being the one who defines what Republicanism, and especially conservatism, is for me.