Tagged: Mitt Romney

The Disease of Modern Politics: Mock Outrage

Both Mitt Romney and David French have run for President of the United States — Romney with the full backing of the Republican Party establishment, French in the desperate imagination of the rhetorical leader of the fading neoconservative faction of that establishment, Bill Kristol. Romney came reasonably close to winning — which was presumably his assigned role — while French’s bid never got...

Trump’s Paper Tiger Rebellion Against Conservatives

(Originally published in February 2012) In the spring of 2011, Donald Trump threatened to start a revolution within the Republican Party, appealing to the naïve among Tea Partiers by promising to take on President Obama as no one else could. All too many members of the conservative media, including even some highly reputable ones, took his nonsense seriously. Even after abandoning his prospective...