Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R-UT) has given plenty of signs over the years that his efforts to “save” the Republican party from Donald Trump have a lot to do with Romney’s personal grievances.
A new book claims that Romney was so motivated to remove Trump from party leadership that he urged Joe Biden, a far-left Democrat, to run in 2020.
Romney urged Biden to run
Romney frequently spoke out against Trump during his presidency, and Romney is the only GOP senator to vote to convict Trump in two separate impeachments.
On the night of his 2018 election to the Senate in Utah, Romney had a “warm” phone call with Joe Biden, according to Gabriel Debenedetti, author of The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama.
According to Debenedetti, Romney said to Biden, “you have to run.”
At the time, Biden was mulling a presidential campaign and he spent election night “glued to his phone,” the book says.
“At one point he connected with Mitt Romney who’d been easily elected to the Senate that night as a rare Trump-opposing Republican. They were warm as Biden cheered Romney’s win,” the book says.
Obama, not so much
Here’s a hilarious twist: even as Romney was urging Biden to run, Barack Obama, Romney’s 2012 presidential election rival, was saying the opposite!
Obama — with all of the smug nerviness one would expect — said to Biden, “You don’t have anything left to prove.” Obama also thought that Biden “seemed tired” and the prospect of a Biden campaign “seemed unthinkably painful,” the book says.
That was before Biden’s presidency, of course, which has been “unthinkably painful” for anyone with a sense of national pride.
It looks like Romney got his wish, but Biden has proven to be anything but the “uniter” that Never Trump dopes like Romney imagined he would be. Far from it, Biden has declared that virtually all Republicans are dangerous “extremists” who threaten “democracy.” What does Mitt Romney think of that?