A small ray of hope in the bleak landscape of future leadership in this country (and therefore the world). Mitt Romney has re-surfaced!
True, we have done without leadership for many years now. But as the world has become more hellishly catastrophic daily, we might want to re-consider.
The 2016 presidential field has looked positively awful for some time now. Hillary Clinton will probably be the Democratic nominee. She is owed. The Democrats, having won the “First African American President” trophy, must now atone for their elbowing aside of the “First Woman President” in 2008. Only a stronger woman candidate could challenge her, and the Indian lady from Boston is not “the one”.
Hillary may have the makings of a good, strong president. But in a long public career, she has never presented any evidence to support that possibility.
The Republican hopefuls inspire no more hope. Flannel-mouthed Ted Cruz? Rootin’ tootin’ Rick Perry? Jeb Bush, whose sole distinction is being the chubbiest of his distinguished line? Aging whizkid Newt Gingrich? Isolationist nutcase Rand Paul? Seriously?
Some will counter that Mitt had his chance, that he’s a proven loser. But pause to remember that in 2012, Mitt Romney came within 2.5 million votes of a majority while running against the incumbent media messiah of our time. And he actually has experience as a successful executive, making real decisions, accepting responsibility, facing unpleasant facts, solving problems: that sort of thing. Things we used to expect our chief executives to be able to do.
Anyway, these musings were triggered by a brief essay by Mitt in yesterday’s Washington Post entitled “The Need For A Mighty US Military”. (The title is obviously not Romney’s.) Read it.
As Instapundit sagely suggests, IF HE RUNS AGAIN, HIS SLOGAN CAN BE “I TOLD YOU SO.”
NOTE to MITT: Get better editing. Why quote Haley Barbour on appeasement (“paying the cannibals to eat us last”), when Winston Churchill (a genuine expert on the subject) put it so much better: “Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.” I think Churchill is a stronger authority as well as more popular in America, even in the GOP, than that other fellow.