Romney said that if Trump's economic plans "were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession."Ok, Mitt Romney, please tell your many fans in the disaffected reactionary white working class more about the hazards phony fraudulent big business.
"But you say, 'wait, wait, wait. Isn't he a huge business success? Doesn't he know what he's talking about?' No, he isn't. And no, he doesn't," he continued, before listing failed Trump businesses like Trump Vodka and Trump Airlines.
Romney warned that if Republicans nominate Trump, Hillary Clinton will become president.Said the man with a car elevator in one of his houses. Does any of this scan at all with voters who might be potentially leaning Trump? Did the GOP establishment really think this was the dressage horse they wanted to trot out for this? Okay, good luck with that.
"For the last three decades the Clintons have lived at the intersection of money and politics, trading their political influence to enrich their personal finances. They embody the term crony capitalism. It disgusts the American people, and causes them to lose faith in our political process," he said. "A person who untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president."
Most likely, though, they don't have any idea what they're doing here. Instead all they know is nothing they've tried to this point has worked so it's time to #JustDoStuff. Here's how Josh Marshall puts it.
This is just a single example of a lot of decisions that are getting made right now, things that are being said, that similarly won't easily be unsaid or undone. And remember, in many respects the biggest deal isn't the specific statements or actions. It's that almost all of this is being done without a clear plan for where this goes, what the endgame is, really anything. That creates a wild volatility that can rapidly build on itself.Nobody has any idea what they are doing or what is going to happen. Maybe America already is Great Again, after all.