One of the leaders of the Never Trump movement is now having to choke down a double-sized helping of crow.
Former Massachusetts governor and all but certain future U.S. Senator Mitt Romney spoke to a group of GOP donors on Thursday night in Utah and made a prediction that none of them really wanted to hear. The humbled Mittster predicted that President Trump will cruise to the Republican nomination (sucks for you Kasich!) and be reelected to a second term in 2020.
It was only two short years ago when at a similar gathering, the high rollers led by Meg Whitman threw a hissy fit over the prospect that Trump had won the primaries and compared him to Hitler. Romney along with neocon fruitbag Bill Kristol had utterly failed to field their own candidate other than having to settle on creepy ex-spook Evan McMullin to block the possibility of a Trump presidency.
Romney continued his opposition to Trump but once the election was over, he crawled on his belly to beg for the Secretary of State job. Trump toyed with him like a cat does a mouse and then publicly humiliated him in what was a nice dish of revenge.
Now the man who choked like a dog and got beaten by Barack Obama in 2012 is grudgingly accepting the inevitable.
Romney: Trump will be re-elected in 2020 https://t.co/ksxWNcEHDj
— POLITICO (@politico) June 8, 2018
Via Politico “Romney: Trump will be reelected in 2020”:
Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney bluntly predicted here on Thursday evening that President Donald Trump would win reelection in 2020.
Addressing a group of major GOP donors, Romney — who bitterly collided with Trump during the 2016 campaign and implored his party to nominate someone else — also said Trump would easily capture the Republican Party’s 2020 nomination.
He said Trump’s political fortunes would be bolstered by a pair of factors: an improving economy and the likelihood that Democrats would choose an outside-the-mainstream candidate.
“I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think he’ll be reelected solidly,” Romney said.
“I think that not just because of the strong economy and because people are increasingly seeing rising wages, but I think it’s also true because I think our Democrat friends are likely to nominate someone who is really out of the mainstream of American thought and will make it easier for a president who is presiding over a growing economy,” he added.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day and the Mittster is spot on that the Democrats are going to nominate someone who is even worse than Hillary. The odds are on it being Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren with a token like Cory Booker or Kamala Harris on the ticket although the possibility remains open that it could be pornographic movie star Stormy Daniels who is now like Mother Teresa to the party.
Mitt will have to be content to just get his Senate seat and replace dying John McCain as the top Never Trumper in Congress but a Trumpslide would push his mute button.