Mitt Romney is Sitting by the Phone But Nobody’s Calling

Mitt Romney is ready if the Republicans need him. Perhaps he’s thinking back to the 2002 Winter Olympics. They were heading into the games with a financial shortfall of $379 million dollars. The Salt Lake Organizing Committee hired Romney as its President and CEO based on his business and finance experience at Bain Capital and his ties to the LDS Church (Church of Latter-Day Saints or Mormons) that were important in Utah. Romney was a whirling dervish, making commercials, lobbying Congress, hitting up his rich friends for donations. He waived his salary and contributed $1 million of his own money toward the effort. He became the face of the 2002 Winter Olympics and when all was said and done, the Games had an excess of $100 million making it the most successful Winter Olympics ever. According to himself and most everyone else, Romney saved the Games, he was a hero.

Mitt has tried three times to bring his leadership to the Republican Party as their candidate for President. In 2008 he watched John McCain get the nod and ultimately watched him lose overwhelmingly to the upstart Barack Obama. In 2012, he became the Republican Nominee, yet lost to Obama himself, despite a significant portion of the country’s rage against the first black President. In 2016, he’d explored running again but found little enthusiasm in the Party for a two-time loser and was unable to make the run, On January 30, 2015 he announced he would not run again saying, “one of our next generation of Republican leaders” would be better positioned to win the general election.”

We are approaching the 2020 Presidential Election, it would normally be a no-brainer that the incumbent President Donald Trump would again be the Party Nominee. The economy is doing well, for the most part, joblessness is at a 50-year low, and he has the overwhelming support of the Party base. The downside is that more than half the country opposes him and there’s the growing realization that “Individual #1” is a criminal that engaged in election fraud and obstruction of justice at a minimum. The Democrat-led House of Representatives has begun an Impeachment Inquiry with six separate committees running down various areas of interest. The one getting real traction is Trump’s efforts to get the new Ukranian President to investigate Trump’s Democrat political rival, former Vice-President Joe Biden, in order to receive almost $400 million in military aid approved by Congress. Unlike every other scandal (and there have been many), this one has taken root and new revelations are occurring literally every single day. While none dare say it publicly yet, Republicans are having the prospect of coming up with a new Nominee at the last second. Mitt Romney is thinking he might get that call.

The problem with Mitt though is that for all the times he has been “alarmed,” “shocked,” or “frustrated” with Trump and his actions, some of them inhumane like the caging of children coming across the Southern border. Romney has folded like a chair every time and ultimately used his role as a Senator from Utah to support Trump at every turn. America will never forget how you genuflected at Trump during the 2016 Election process, trying to become his Vice-President or Secretary of State. Trump made Mitt grovel and then publicly rejected him. Pride is normally thought of as a deadly sin but Mitt could have demonstrated just a little.

Should Republicans go looking for a respectable candidate they, unfortunately, have few places to search? Lindsay Graham has contorted himself into a Trump puppet, Paul Ryan slinked away from being Majority Leader and went to the board of Fox News. Only John Kasich, former Ohio Governor has shown any integrity and refused to participate in the Trump madness, even before things started going wrong. And then there’s Mitt… He’s one of the few speaking out even mildly against Trump’s behavior, hoping someone is listening.

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Whoever answers the call if it comes will be asked to perform a miracle, picking up the pieces of a political party that Trump made his own then trashed. It may be far too late for anyone to undo the Trump damage but Mitt is thinking, “I did it before in 2002!” He’s sitting by the phone waiting for that call.

The Other Steele Dossier: Putin Says Nyet To Romney

In January 2017, just before the Presidential Inauguration, Buzzfeed published the Christopher Steele dossier which alleged among other things; clandestine meetings between Russians and Trump campaign officials, Trump’s pursuit of real estate deals in Russia, and hookers engaging in activities involving urine in a Moscow hotel at Trump’s requested.

While the prostitutes peeing on a bed has never been proven true or false. Most of the other allegations have proved true over time. Multiple Trump surrogates had their secret meetings uncovered and we learned about plans for Trump Tower Moscow.

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We learned more last August when Sen. Diane Feinstein released transcripts from 10 hours of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee of Glenn Simpson from FusionGPS that oversaw the research.

Now we learn of the existence of a second Steele Dossier. One written after Steele’s relationship with FusionGPS ended. Revealing more disturbing actions by Trump and his cronies.

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In this dossier, more of a memo actually. We learn that Russia vetoed the selection of Mitt Romney for Secretary of State, wanting someone less hardline towards Russia. As a Presidential candidate, Romney declared Russia, “our Number 1 geopolitical foe.” Romney who was being considered for Secretary of State by Trump during a lengthy courting process was suddenly dropped from consideration and just as suddenly, Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon was named instead. Tillerson was the holder of the 2013 “Order of Friendship Medal,” personally presented by Vladimir Putin for his work on a deal between Exxon and Russian state-controlled oil giant, Rosneft. The memo does not allege that Russia selected Tillerson specifically, although that is not ruled out.

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When we look at what Russia got with a Secretary Tillerson? You got a State Department that failed (along with Trump) to implement the sanctions on Russia imposed by Congress. Tillerson failed to spend one dollar of the $120 authorized by Congress to target Russian interference in our elections. America has ceded Syria to Russian control and has done nothing to confront Russian interference in international elections in addition to our own. Sounds like they got a good deal!

Steele Dossier: Hookers. Collusion and Blackmail

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