In the aftermath of Donald Trump's third primary victory in a row, and the realization that the billionaire Republican candidate might have a clear path to the general election, the Anti-Trump factions came out in full force on Wednesday throwing everything in sight at the perennial front-runner. And the attacks came from all sides of the political spectrum---including a former Republican candidate, 2012 loser to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney.
In what has to be described as a "well-scripted" plot by the folks at Fox News, (a cable news outlet that brags about being "fair and balanced"), Neil Cavuto took a call from Romney, who suggested there's a bombshell in Trump's yet to be released tax returns. It didn't take long for the social media to light up the internet, (followed closely by the cable nets) as the early afternoon show of "Your World with Neil Cavuto" supplied ample ammunition for the anti-Trump factions, hell bent on derailing the overwhelming Trump-Train. Cavuto insisted the powers at Fox had reached out to the Trump campaign for a response to Romney's bombshell accusation, leaving this writer to wonder/surmise that the entire episode was pre-planned and scripted.
Trump responded on Twitter shortly after Romney's "phone conversation" with a flurry of Tweets and Re-Tweets:
"Mitt Romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy"
@MittRomney hates to see Trump's success when he was so pathetic....
Romney is a pawn of the Establishment and has no individual thought process. He is jealous of Trump!"
Romney should have been a tough guy with Obama. He cowered and lost. BADLY! He's not relevant!"
When Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!One response from a facebook commenter at Hot Air, (a former "conservative" website that basically purged its following by switching to the FB commenting format, causing a mass exodus/migration to HotGas.net), summed up Romney's bitterness brilliantly:
"Dear Mitt,The Crowley comment refers to a Romney/Obama debate where Romney allowed Crowley to dictate what/how Obama described a terrorist attack, leaving Romney standing in front of a nationally televised audience completely dumb-founded.
I have good reason to believe that Candy Crowley has your balls dangling from her rear-view mirror."
It was during Romney's Presidential bid that then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stood on the floor of the Senate and announced Romney had not paid his taxes in over ten years. While there was no proof of the accusation, "Dirty Harry" was fully protected from any legal backlash because of a legislative rule.......
A few years later, when Reid was confronted in an interview, the retiring Senator boasted about his source-less fabrication, claiming he had no regrets, and included the now infamous statement: "Romney didn't win, did he?"
Romney's now "source-less" over-the-phone interview with Cavuto leaves this writer to surmise the gutter politics, (usually expected from the liberal left), of this campaign season is only beginning---and it will be coming from both the left and the right in any attempt to stop Trump's freight train to the nomination.
Addendum: Trump's surge in this election is also worrying the folks in China. Via a Drudge Headline, Bill Gertz at the Free Beacon reported China is extremely concerned about Trump's impending campaign run, calling it "a warning":
"China warned the United States on Wednesday not to adopt punitive currency policies that could disrupt U.S.-China relations after Donald Trump’s win in the Nevada caucus.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing that “we are following with interest the U.S. presidential election.”The Chinese Ministry should be "following with interest". Disrupting their current currency manipulation, (screwing American interest for the past decade), may have to come to a Trumpian end.
Neither Harry Reid or Mitt Romney could be reached for an intelligent comment.