First, Mitt Romney loses a presidential election that he was predicted to win in a walk. Then he appears some 15 months later on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” to lecture the nation on how Republicans might lose the presidential election once again.
Perhaps he forgot that Bill was elected president 21 years ago promising that a vote for him would mean acquiring two presidents “for the price of one.” Mr. Romney, Hillary is actually pretty tightly entangled with Bill, now and forever.
May I suggest that you read up on their peculiar relationship? They are even closer than Bonnie and Clyde.
Actually, Mr. Romney lost an election in 2012 against a failed president. His opponent, President Obama, presided over a failed economy that is, by the way, still failing; a failed foreign policy that is still failing; and Obamacare, which is even more of a catastrophe today than it was in 2012.
By the end of his pathetic first term, Mr. Obama had made President Jimmy Carter presentable and Warren Gamaliel Harding appear as a great success.
Code-named ORCA, it utterly failed. Then there was another problem: 4 million conservative voters stayed home.
Now we are going to have to bear Mr. Romney’s recommendations as to how to win an election. He beat a field of has-beens and never-wases to finally win the presidential nomination, and we are supposed to think he is Ronald Reagan?
When she and Bill absconded from the White House, they brought down more toxic denunciations on themselves than any other politician in recent years with the possible exception of Richard Nixon. Nixon was, for the most part, denounced only by Democrats.
The Clintons’ denunciations were bipartisan, though those from fellow Democrats were most damning. I am speaking of Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, William M. Daley, Barney Frank, and — not to be forgotten — Mr. Carter. Screamed Jimmy, “disgraceful.”
Solemnized The New York Observer: Mr. Clinton “was, in fact, an untrustworthy lowlife.” As for Hillary, the junior senator then entering the Senate: “It is clear now that we [New Yorkers] have made a terrible mistake, for Hillary Rodham Clinton is unfit for elective office. Had she any shame, she would resign.”
As I say, I doubt Nixon at the height of Watergate braved similar opprobrium, certainly not from his own party.
If you doubt me, Google the aforementioned names in February 2001 immediately after the Clintons left office and as Hillary was assuming her seat in the Senate.