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Excerpts: Mitt Romney’s Speech On Donald Trump

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Excerpts: Mitt Romney’s Speech On Donald Trump

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures as he speaks at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California

It’s been one wild ride of an election season, not least for the people that we — I, and you, perhaps, and whoever in the world pines for peace and prosperity — have called upon to save us from Donald Trump: Ted Cruz, Megyn Kelly, billionaire super PAC donors, and now, Mitt Romney.

Romney will give a speech at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, at around 11:30 EST today. His office released excerpts of the address this morning, which are printed below (as taken from Politico).

In short, Mitt Romney will say what every Republican with some sense has been saying since it became clear that Trump had a real chance at winning his party’s nomination — that he is a charlatan, a con man, ideologically vacuous, and a potential disaster not only for the Republican Party, but for America and for the world:

In 1964, days before the presidential election, Ronald Reagan went on national television and challenged America that it was a “Time for Choosing.” He saw two paths for America, one that embraced conservative principles dedicated to lifting people out of poverty and helping create opportunity for all, and the other, an oppressive government that would lead America down a darker, less free path. I’m no Ronald Reagan and this is a different moment but I believe with my heart and soul that we face another time for choosing, one that will have profound consequences for the Republican Party and more importantly, for the country. …

At home, poverty persists and wages are stagnant. The horrific massacres of Paris and San Bernardino, the aggressions of Putin, the growing assertiveness of China and the nuclear tests of North Korea confirm that we live in troubled and dangerous times. …

But if we make the right choices, America’s future will be even better than our past and better than our present. …

Of the remaining candidates, the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich. …

Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while has called George W Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good. …

The president of the United States has long been the leader of the free world. The president and yes the nominees of the country’s great parties help define America to billions of people. All of them bear the responsibility of being an example for our children and grandchildren. …

Trump relishes any poll that reflects what he thinks of himself. But polls are also saying that he will lose to Hillary Clinton. …

On Hillary Clinton’s watch at the State Department, America’s interests were diminished in every corner of the world. She compromised our national secrets, dissembled to the families of the slain, and jettisoned her most profound beliefs to gain presidential power. …

A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory. …

I understand the anger Americans feel today. In the past, our presidents have channeled that anger, and forged it into resolve, into endurance and high purpose and into the will to defeat the enemies of freedom. Our anger was transformed into energy directed for good. …

Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. …

His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.

Photo: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures as he speaks at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California January 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  



  1. 1standlastword March 3, 2016

    Mittsie’s Mormon underwear still in a bundle…imagine that! And coming from a rich country club repthuglican who was ready to through 47% of us overboard.

    Who the phuck cares what you think….I think you should get on your white horse and ride out of town!!

  2. Otto Greif March 3, 2016

    Note he never attacked Obama like this.

  3. dpaano March 3, 2016

    Well, I believe SOME of what he said, especially about Trump, but most of it is BS! I didn’t agree with his comments about Hillary….he’s buying into the lies and scare tactics from the GOP side of the table, and most of what he says is not true and has been proven to be not true. But, he has a point….if Trump is elected, we’re all in serious trouble, especially if he tries to make good on some of his promises, and most importantly, the ones he’s made about foreign policy, etc. I understand the anger that people have with our current government, but if they REALLY look back…most of the problems have been ones made by the GOP House and Senate, and NOT from the democratic side. Their promise from Day One of blocking President Obama from EVER doing anything for the American people was kept religiously, and it has been a detriment to the middle class and every other citizen of this country! A continuation of that same attitude will NOT help the people who are on Trump’s side despite what he tells them….he has NO desire to help the middle class. His only goal is to make the rich even richer, including himself, and to buy into his narcissistic goals. He only cares about himself, and that’s the honest truth for anyone who has kept up with the news lately. IF people are angry….they are blaming the wrong party!!!

  4. Insinnergy March 3, 2016

    Won’t work.
    You’ve spent too long dumbing your base down.
    Reap the whirlwind.


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