In 1964, liberal Republicans strongly opposed to Barry Goldwater’s nomination for the presidency launched a campaign against him, labeling him a crazed extremist. One of those Republicans was George Romney, Mitt Romney’s father. Romney avoided endorsing Goldwater and his opposition was so strong that LBJ used his comments in an ad against Goldwater. Romney said it would lead to the suicidal destruction of the Republican Party much as Mitt Romney said today that Trump’s nomination would destroy the Republican Party.
Mitt Romney, the failed candidate from 2012, is loudly critical of Donald Trump. Mitt remains critical even after Trump gained more votes than Romney in 2012, more delegates than Romney, a higher percentage of delegates than Romney, and set the record for the most votes ever in a Republican Primary season while beating the largest number of primary candidates ever. Romney through his critical comments of Trump looks bitter, jealous and incredibly foolish.
The irony now is that Romney’s choice for VP in 2012, current Speaker Paul Ryan, is on the “NeverTrump Train” too. In a recent commentary FOX News Business Commentator Lou Dobbs made a strong argument of the obvious, that Speaker Ryan is now a tool for the Democrats, (like elder Romney was in 1964 and Mitt Romney is this year).
George Romney, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are so much alike and so wrong. Perhaps they do (and did) know the harm they were causing. If this is the case, then it would great news to read that Paul Ryan will only be Speaker a few more months after losing his primary in Wisconsin. This would ‘trump’ all his nasty condescending comments to date.