Romney’s a moron. He disappeared from political life after he lost in 2012. Didn’t stand up to Barack for a second. If he fought Obama as hard as he’s fighting the presumptive nominee, he probably would’ve won.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for President, said Thursday that he will not support Donald Trump in the general election.
During a dinner gala in Washington, Romney rejected the populist tone that candidates such as Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have seized upon:
“I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle and I only hope and aspire that we’ll see more greatness.”
Romney, who unsuccessfully attempted to persuade GOP voters to reject Trump in March, suggested that the country is at a turning point:
“I think it happens to be an inflection point in our history as we go through this dramatic change economically and militarily, socially, all those thing.”
He added that because of the seriousness of the American presidency, a potential Trump administration is appalling to him:
“And I happen to think that the person who is leading the nation has an enormous and disproportionate impact on the course of the world, so I am dismayed at where we are now, I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are.”
Romney also praised his 2012 running mate and current House Speaker Paul Ryan for his decision to not immediately back Trump.
“He’s got all these people working together, and it’s absolutely remarkable,” Romney said of Ryan:
“And he is where he needs to be. I’d love to see him run for president, but having a Speaker of the House, at this stage, where we don’t know what’s going to happen on the presidential race, having a Speaker of the House with that kind of leadership capacity is very encouraging.”
It is not much of a surprise that Romney is not backing Trump, as the two have butted heads in the past.
But the former GOP nominee’s refusal to back this cycle’s presumptive nominee is yet another name on the laundry list of conservatives stalwarts opposing Trump.
Via IJ Review