Mitt Romney's Doing The Right Thing By Playing To Trump


Don't get me wrong: The Mitt Romney jokes are really, really funny.

I mean, I may have chosen to resist piling on a man who's trying to serve his country despite disliking his potential boss, but I know hilarity when I see it.

And let me tell you this: The Romney memes – particularly the ones from his Tuesday night dinner with President-elect Trump – are genuinely hilarious.



As a Twitter connoisseur, I have to give credit where it's due: This is A-plus work.

And you know what? I'll throw in another admission: Romney does look like a fool for becoming the subject of Trump's courtship. There is really no way around that hard truth.

Just consider his words yesterday after he dined with Trump and future White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus.

Romney said,

Uh, ok.

Meanwhile, here's what the former Massachusetts governor had to say about Trump back in March:


Like I said, changing one's tune in such a dramatic way and in such a short period of time will make anyone look like a fool.

I get it. But there's a difference between looking like a fool and acting like one, and I refuse to bash Romney for the latter.

In fact, I'm more inclined to give him props for doing the right thing.

Yes, Romney criticized Donald Trump more aggressively than some of Trump's actual opponents. But things have changed now: Trump is the president-elect of the United States, and it's time to focus on where we're at right now.


We are currently at the point where any one of Trump's hires could be truly dangerous: Just consider the appointment of Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist.

Even from a conservative writer – who is clearly reluctant to call Bannon an out-right racist – the description of Trump's chief strategist is concerning... to say the least.

Ben Shapiro, who used to work under Bannon at Breitbart News, wrote this month,

On the other hand, you have Romney, who by all accounts is a sensible politician. And while you might argue that being "sensible" should be the bare minimum, the fact is that it hasn't been for all of the president-elect's appointees.

Once Romney got the call that he could be Secretary of State, he had the choice to make a change either from within Trump's cabinet or outside of it.

And since he's chosen the former, I'm more inclined to call him courageous, rather than a coward.

Now, if Romney ends up dramatically changing his style as a result of this alliance with Trump, we'll have something to talk about.

Until then, though, I won't be making any jokes at Romney's expense.