To Romney, Trump’s performance as president is inextricably tangled up in his character. “Berating another person, or calling them names, or demeaning a class of people, not telling the truth—those are not private things,” he says, adding: “If during the campaign you pay a porn star $130,000, that now comes into the public domain.” ...Okay, but what is the real issue here?
Romney told me that he does not have an abstract definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and that when it comes to identifying impeachable acts, he follows Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s famous standard for defining hard-core porn: “I’ll know it when I see it.” Asked if he’s seen it yet, Romney told me that he’ll make up his mind once he hears all the evidence at the trial: “At this stage, I am strenuously avoiding trying to make any judgment.”
“I think people forget I worked for 10 years as a management consultant,” Romney said, referring to his time at Bain & Company. “Which meant I was able to make no decisions, I was able to get nothing done, and I had to try and convince people through a long process.” In retrospect, it seems, he was destined for the U.S. Congress.No, we all understand that Romney is all talk and no action. He stumbled into some money opportunities, and got rich off of others. His run for the Presidency showed that he had no vision for the job, and no backbone to get anything done against opposition.
The article omits the elephant in the room -- his Mormon religion. His hatred for Trump is similar to that of other Mormons, like Jeff Flake. They cannot articulate it either.
Mormons are like the mirror image of left-wing Jews who hate trump. Both factions have an irrational hatred for Trump, and want to oust him from office. The hatred appears to be grounded in some religious beliefs, altho they don't explain it that way. It would sound too ridiculous if they admitted that they don't like him because he doesn't wear the right kind of underwear.
Romney probably tells himself that he is honest while Trump is a liar. The truth is more nearly the opposite. Trump tells us where he stands and why. Romney is never so straightforward. The Atlantic reporter says that he has been covering Romney for nine years, and he always seems like he is just saying what his consultants tell him to say. I think that he is one of the most loathsome characters in politics today.
Update: Romney tweets under the name Pierre Delecto (@PierreDelecto).