Where was the 'fire in Romney's belly' four years ago?
By John W. Lillpop
Four years ago, those of us who put our hope and faith in Mitt Romney to put an end to the devastation heaped upon America as a result of the first-term wanderings of Barack Obama were sorely disappointed when the election cycle ended with The One allowed to continue his anti-American crusade from inside the Oval Office for yet another four years.
Another fateful four years that would see the US Constitution and rule of law ignored and blithely sabotaged by the very person elected to protect and defend the same from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Another four years in which the terrorist state of Iran would be rewarded for global terrorism in a ridiculously- foolish Agreement that allowed the malicious Mullahs to pursue nuclear weapons and earn $150 billion for doing just that!
Back in 2012, defeating the dreadfully-flawed Barack Obama seemed almost too easy. His woeful policies had made the world and America's homeland less safe, all but destroyed the American Dream, replaced the world's finest health care system with a hodgepodge of Marxist folly which the American people were, and still are, bitterly opposed to, and made a shambles of America's stature as the preeminent superpower in the world.
Barack Obama seemed to be on a fast track for involuntary return to Hawaii: America had suffered four years of muddled Marxism and willy-nilly nothingness, and was ready to say, "Enough is enough!"
As the November 2012 election loomed, the prospects for a revival of the American spirit seemed good: Romney performed well in the first presidential debate and seemed to be gaining traction among the American people.
Then for some inexplicable reason, Mitt Romney stopped being a vigorous opponent of the Obamazation of America, and instead became a poster child for the "deer-in-the-headlights" candidate who has suddenly lost the passion and rage needed to prevail in the live-or-die blood sport of American politics.
Romney became the altogether ‘too nice' candidate, unwilling or unable, to seal the deal against the reprehensible Marxist Barack Obama!
Romney's weak surrender to Barack Obama in the final days of the 2012 campaign, in a situation that should have led to Obama's abrupt ouster, remains a colossal mystery and major disappointment to patriotic Americans.
It is both sad and revealing to contrast Romney's dreadful performance in 2012 to his brutal, merciless dismantling of Donald Trump on March 3.
In his anti-Trump tirade, Romney went the extra mile to discredit Trump as a fraud, liar, and wholly unacceptable candidate for the US Presidency.
It was a particularly personal and vicious attack against a fellow Republican that is without precedent in American politics.
Given the intensity and strength of Romney's anti-Trump tirade, one cannot help but wonder:
Where was Romney's ferocity and passion in 2012, and would America be a stronger, safer and more prosperous nation today if Romney had used similar passion and rage in his battle against Barack Obama four years ago?
© 2016 John W. Lillpop