It’s not like anyone was going to miss this guy.
Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romey has decided he’s going to disinvite himself from this year’s convention which will be held in Cleveland, OH.
Romney has been part of the Anti-Trump movement when the year started which even gave speculation he was going to throw his hat in the ring and run for the nomination. Social media and members of the Republican Party shot that down as they didn’t want him in 2012 and they were not going to support him in 2016.
What shocks many voters is that Romney sought out an endorsement by Donald Trump, went on national television and accepted it and now has done a complete left turn on supporting him in 2016.
From The Hill:
Mitt Romney will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has no plans to attend the convention, where Donald Trump is expected to be nominated by the party, a Romney aide told The Hill.
The former Massachusetts governor has been a staunch critic of Trump throughout his campaign, condemning him in March for “the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics,” and accusing him of creating “scapegoats” out of minority groups.
Trump responded to Romney’s criticisms, calling him a “failed candidate” who “doesn’t know how to win.”
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush also will not attend this summer’s convention.
Watch some of what transpired between Romney and Trump here:
I can understand why Romney won’t show up along with many other old establishment types who probably see their party dying and a new one rising. The Grand Ole Party is falling by the wayside, and it has to have space for a new vibrant party while still sticking to his platform, uniquely packaged to bring in more voters, including millennials.
That’s what I want to see. Romney and his shuffleboard partners are yesterday. There has to be a new vision for the party, and there’s a strong possibility Trump will lead the way if elected President. I was talking about this on my radio show, and the GOP is changing like everyone wanted. They do not control Trump for this election, and that’s something the voters have wanted to see for a long time. Now let’s see where it goes.
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