I am not happy with the prospect of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. But if you are hoping for someone else to be the nominee, I think what happened Thursday morning hurts rather than helps.
Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a major speech yesterday morning at the University of Utah attacking Donald Trump. Parts of Romney’s speech were conveniently leaked to major news organizations in advance.
Romney called the 2016 front-runner “a phony” and “a fraud.” He said Trump’s “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” adding that he is “playing the American public for suckers.”
But Mitt was just getting warmed up. Here’s more:
[Trump’s] domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.
I have said many times that Mitt Romney is a wonderful family man and a decent fellow. But in what world is this speech from a two-time loser a good idea?
From a practical standpoint, it makes it more difficult for Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio to make their case about why they are a better alternative than Donald Trump. What were the media talking about yesterday? Mitt Romney. Not Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. If Mitt wanted to run for president, he should have thrown his hat into the ring! Continue Reading