We thought Halloween was over until reading the frightful column by Dave Catanese in US News & World Report. Still, we urge you to read it in its entirety. Knowledge is power.
Arizonans are keenly aware McCain’s time in the senate is coming to an end. And with his doppleganger Flake opting not to run due to abysmal polling numbers, ‘hope springing eternal’ suddenly becomes more than a hackneyed phrase.
Then we read this:
“As he’s expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain.
“There’s got to be somebody who can stand up to the president,” Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. “Who’s going to stand up to Trump?”
What a shame that creating havoc for the duly elected President of the United States — especially one of your own party, who won in a stunning upset — is the reason any person of integrity would run for the U.S. Senate.
In Romney’s case, the key word is “integrity.” It’s doubtful the McCain and Flake admirer possess any. He’s the delusional insult hurler who called Republican candidate Donald Trump a “phony and a fraud” and then came on bended knee imploring President Trump for the secretary of state appointment.
Is this what McCain admirer Romney aspires to emulate?