This will hopefully be my last word on Mr. Romney for a while, but I think it’s a good one. My column today at Real Clear Politics focuses on Mitt’s detestable character, as well as on his implicit idiotic thesis that Trump’s character disqualified him to be president.
Mitt Romney: ‘Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille’
By Frank Miele
It is hard to quantify the smallness of Mitt Romney, but let’s just say that if character were measured in shoe size, we’d be using the children’s scale to gauge his worth.
He certainly is not qualified to walk in the shoes of President Trump, nor even to follow in his footsteps. Utah’s newest senator is so small he’d get lost in the cavernous legacy left behind by each footfall of the historic president who dares to walk upright among the craven beasts of the Swamp.
Yet Romney continues to surprise in his utter inability to recognize this—or accept his own limitations. Last week, as the rest of us were celebrating the new year, Romney was celebrating his own self-righteousness in a self-indulgent op-ed published in the Never Trumpers’ unofficial house organ, a.k.a. The Washington Post. Published under the lugubrious headline “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short,” this nastygram was apparently intended to reassure us that a new adult is in the room to take the place of dour and departed Jim Mattis.
Romney’s earnest lesson is so ham-handed and schoolmarmish that it’s almost as if American presidents’ lessons of the past 60 years on character building were missed by prissy Mitt. Consider the character building by Lyndon Johnson as he fed our young men to the meat grinder in Vietnam. Consider the character building by Richard Nixon as he plotted his political survival by both carpet-bombing in Cambodia and covering up conspiracies in D.C. Consider the character building of Jimmy Carter and his 20 percent inflation rate. Forcing people to work two or three jobs to pay their bills surely must have built character, right? I could go on, but why bother. It’s too depressing, and meanwhile right alongside all that character building, you could be measuring the steady decline of the American economy, middle class and nation-state.
Leave it to Mitt to find the real culprit of the collapse of American character. It all comes down to Donald Trump and the haunting green light at the end of the dock on East Egg — oops, that was the Great Gatsby, not the Great Trump, although Romney might find it hard to distinguish between them as he envisions himself as the Nick Carraway moralist who is narrating the tragedy of the American crash that will soon claim our imagined innocence. …
Read the rest, and there is a lot more, here at Real Clear Politics. If you don’t understand the headline, you definitely need to read the whole column to the end… I enjoyed peppering this week’s columns to references to literature and film!
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