Romney Warns a Return to Trump Would Render America ‘Incurable’ and Calls Biden a ‘Genuinely Good Man’


In what is certainly a well-meaning but also self-serving statement, Mitt Romney does us at least two favors on this Fourth of July. He notes that Donald Trump made this country very sick and a return to power would be fatal. He also says that while Joe Biden is a very good man, Biden hasn’t been able to break through the nation’s illness.

It is really hard to break through the nation’s sickness when an entire party, Mitt’s party, refuses to vote to outlaw price gouging at the pump because it provides the Republicans such an easy political issue going into the mid-terms. That is just one example. The Republicans will burn the country to the ground if it means they get to rule over the ashes.

So, while Mitt certainly gets Trump right, only when he acknowledges that the Republicans are blocking everything that could cure the nation’s sickness, will his message ring fully true. From the Atlantic:

President Joe Biden is a genuinely good man, but he has yet been unable to break through our national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust. A return of Donald Trump would feed the sickness, probably rendering it incurable. Congress is particularly disappointing: Our elected officials put a finger in the wind more frequently than they show backbone against it. Too often, Washington demonstrates the maxim that for evil to thrive only requires good men to do nothing.

I hope for a president who can rise above the din to unite us behind the truth. Several contenders with experience and smarts stand in the wings; we intently watch to see if they also possess the requisite character and ability to bring the nation together in confronting our common reality. While we wait, leadership must come from fathers and mothers, teachers and nurses, priests and rabbis, businessmen and businesswomen, journalists and pundits. That will require us all to rise above ourselves—above our grievances and resentments—and grasp the mantle of leadership our country so badly needs.

This country has great leadership. Joe Biden is the right man at the right time. Nancy Pelosi is the only one with the courage to say that January 6th had to be investigated with aggression and thoroughness.

If Republicans stopped blocking them at every turn, and it still didn’t work, only then does Mitt get to complain about Biden’s leadership.

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[email protected], @JasonMiciak, with Nicole Hickman





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