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11/29/2016

Romney: Trump May Be the Guy to Lead Us to That Better Future

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 pm

Mitt Romney is pivoting hard from his comments during the election in which he called Donald Trump an unstable bully whose hallmark is dishonesty. In remarks after his dinner with Trump tonight, Romney suggested that Trump’s civil speech after winning the election, coupled with his Cabinet picks thus far, give him hope that Trump is “the very man who can lead us to that better future”:

Sooner or later, every single person in the GOP will fall in line.

Except maybe Mike Lee and Justin Amash.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]

26 Responses to “Romney: Trump May Be the Guy to Lead Us to That Better Future”

  1. This is kind of pathetic to watch, to me. YMMV.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. why’s mitt romney still in my life

    hello it’s almost 2017

    i’m a good person

    i work hard to surround myself with beauty and light and truth

    go away mitt romney

    dear god please just go the f away

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. @Patterico:Except maybe Mike Lee

    Too late.

    Gabriel Hanna (9b1f4a)

  4. It just brings home how important it is to vote for the right lizards, so you can keep the wrong lizards from getting in.

    Gabriel Hanna (9b1f4a)

  5. That’s some quality glute smooch {worthy of Andy Sullivan}.

    Both lips.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  6. Hillary Rotten Clinton is not the person to lead us to a better future.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  7. If only the GOP had nominated a principled character like Romney.

    Gabriel Hanna (9b1f4a)

  8. Maybe he found some seer stones that said Trump was the man.

    Pinandpuller (2d1af1)

  9. Trump: Mitt, I want you to be my Secretary of State.
    Romney: I can’t do that Donald.
    Trump: Why not?
    Romney: Some anonymous commenters on Patterico’s Pontifications might make snide comments about me.
    Trump: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    Romney: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    (Both continue laughing like hyenas. Exeunt omnes.)

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Revision to initial reaction, upon viewing his comments,

    that was painful for Romney.

    [YouTube – Star Trek warning]

    papertiger (c8116c)

  11. Willard, is that gravy on your nose from dinner?

    Heard the humble pie goes great with coffee– but then you never touch the stuff.. coffee, that is.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  12. I’m privileged to have tonights dinner menu.

    For Donald Trump. A 16 oz t-bone, medium. Foie Gras appetizer, crepe Suzette for desert.

    For Mitt Romney. A day old McDonalds burger. Cold fries.

    J Palmer Cass (5a4596)

  13. Perverts and degenerates did not like Romney before this, either. And they’re never going to like him no matter what he does. Not even if he negotiates with the Chinese for cut-rate prices on Vaseline.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. As if China were going to import petroleum products.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  15. Trump breaks his promises and corrupts all he comes into contact with.

    NC Mountain Girl (28b9a5)

  16. Howdeeeeee!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. Or maybe, folks like Romney who never really knew him beyond the caricature that he has become over 3 decades in the public spotlight, are learning from having taken the opportunity to sit and talk with him that, in fact, he’s quite different from the caricature of the “You’re Fired” guy.

    Building a billion dollar empire in real estate over 4 decades requires a bit more skill and expertise than that.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  18. well they knew each other to a degree, trump was probably surprised at how the steely eye arbitrageur, folded before Obama in the general,

    narciso (d1f714)

  19. Did I miss something — is Romeny unemployed? Does he need a job?? I guess that can be the only explanation for why he would low-crawl back to the Trump Tower again to grab a bite in the servants’ quarters from the leftovers cleared off the table.

    Can’t be that maybe the Trump guy he’s finding out about as President Elect doesn’t seem to fall into the mold that Romney was given back in the spring.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  20. @19– Remember when he lost to Obama and they did a photo op handshake in the Oval and the small talk was how he was going to help if called upon. He’s good at photo ops.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  21. “Governor! Who paid for dinner!?”

    Priceless at the end.

    Dejectedhead (29a273)

  22. Sooner or later, every single person in the GOP will fall in line

    Except you. And me. (Yes, I know you don’t consider yourself a Republican anymore (same with me).

    RS (b16f18)

  23. Related:

    https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-consequences-of-russias-counterterrorism-campaign-in-syria

    To support the Kremlin’s narrative that it was conducting pinpoint strikes against the Islamic State, the Russian Ministry of Defense released YouTube videos of several airstrikes purportedly against the Islamic State.28 But the videos were subsequently scrutinized by investigative journalists using a collaborative verification platform to match the locations seen in the YouTube videos with satellite images from the air, as well as ground level photographs. Using this process, the journalists established that Moscow’s claims contained numerous elements of Soviet-style dezinformatsiia (disinformation).29 Most of the targeted areas identified were without a known Islamic State presence, thus confirming what many had already suspected—that Russia was primarily bombing Sunni rebel groups with no known connection to the Islamic State under the guise of joining the war on terrorism. 30

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  24. Trump’s appointments, for the most part, and his speech after the election, marred only by a few sour tweets, do indeed give the impression he might do a decent and honest job. Romney wants that to happen, and even Obama told the Democrats that that’s what he wants.

    Now Romney’s going a being a little bit too overboard. But, still, he only expressed hope, not certainty, and he didn’t take back anything he said about Trump. (and Trump seems to have agreed not to notice.)

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  25. Trump is actually still doing the easy stuff.

    He hasn’t confronted the Mexican wall promise and DACA. That is probably not an accident.

    I’m all for him doing the easy stuff first. The remaining problems will get easier because other things have bene taken care of.

    Obamacare is basically easy stuff, by the way.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  26. Our host wrote,

    Sooner or later, every single person in the GOP will fall in line.

    Except maybe Mike Lee and Justin Amash.

    Mike Lee and Justin Amash haven’t yet quit the GOP. Perhaps they see more likeminded people around them, even in the ranks of serving Congressmen — much less the tens of millions of ordinary people who self-identify as “Republicans” — than our host perceives.

    I’ve got a problem with every single part of that first sentence, actually. “Sooner or later” is a time-frame guaranteed to ensure that the proposition’s validity can never be tested. “[E]very single person” is wildly overbroad; I’ve said, and maintain, that I still expect to be a Republican long after Trump and his personality cult are literal dust, and the fact that it is a cult of personality means that it can never stand for anything more definite or lasting than a sort of vague, inchoate, and self-contradictory populism — albeit as this election has shown, a very powerful populism when exploited by a con-man like Trump. Finally, “fall in line” is another formulation so vague that it can be applied after the fact to anyone, whether meaningfully or not. I’m disinclined, for example, to share in the Left’s exaggerated case of the vapors over Trump’s cabinet nominee announcements so far, for example. Does that mean I’ve “fall[en] in line”? Even when I’m still calling Trump a “con-man”?

    Beldar (fa637a)


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