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Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.

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  • This is where Virtue Signaling comes in handy. What do we stand for? What will we not stand for? It’s important to draw these lines in the sand.

  • Kevin Delaney
    Kevin DelaneyEditor in chief at Quartz

    A lot to agree with in this sentiment: "I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions." It will be fascinating to see how Romney is as a senator in the age of Trump.

  • Dave Edwards
    Dave EdwardsFounder at Sonder Scheme

    The US has a great history of leaders in the Senate from both parties—those who rise above party politics to lead with the long-term view that a six year term can provide. Romney’s quote from this article gives me hope that he may become one of these leaders:

    “To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home. That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us. It includes political parties promoting policies

    The US has a great history of leaders in the Senate from both parties—those who rise above party politics to lead with the long-term view that a six year term can provide. Romney’s quote from this article gives me hope that he may become one of these leaders:

    “To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home. That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us. It includes political parties promoting policies that strengthen us rather than promote tribalism by exploiting fear and resentment. Our leaders must defend our vital institutions despite their inevitable failings: a free press, the rule of law, strong churches, and responsible corporations and unions.”

  • "The alternative to U.S. world leadership offered by China and Russia is autocratic, corrupt and brutal.

    The world needs American leadership, and it is in America’s interest to provide it."

  • Otto von Wachter
    Otto von Wachter

    Another perhaps spineless politician who hasn’t done much for the country spreading Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt about the president. What’s wrong with saying the US has been a “sucker”? (Is that true? Yes) What’s wrong with “abandoning” our allies? (Is that true? No) What’s wrong with appointing non-politicians “without much experience”. (Might put guys like this one out of a job)

  • James Norton
    James Norton

    Mitt is correct but he has it "outside- in".The overall national character, how we behave at large, has been in a steady decline for some time. That meanness is evident everywhere. It's our social disorder and we choose leaders that reflect it.

  • Karl Baumann
    Karl Baumann

    Another one of the “rich” who hates that Trump closed his tax loopholes

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    I thought Jeff Flake, left the Capital...

  • Taylor Edwards
    Taylor Edwards

    I’ve spent so much time in the dark watching Trump’s irreverence for his position that every eloquent statement from someone with a backbone on the Hill sparks a small fire of hope - comforting warmth in the cold (and relief from Trump’s illiteracy) but still nervous of what lurks in the bushes.

  • James D. Becker
    James D. Becker

    Romney is covering his ass here. This man is very slippery. Who do we believe? The Romney that’s Trump’s buddy or this one?

  • Isaiah  R
    Isaiah R

    No we’ll see if the senator lives up to these lofty words and sets an example to follow. I sincerely hope that he does.

  • Marc P.
    Marc P.product marketing

    The irony in the Oval Office is Trump is a wolf in wolfs clothing; whereas Obama was a sheep in wolfs clothing. IMO, I’d rather be led by someone who is transparent than insincere and driven by personal agenda. Not that I agree with ones style, but we have all sort of dysfunctional personalities who have created and built incredible institutions and product. just s few examples: Gates, Jobs, Ellison... all A-holes whom I’d not want to work for but still glad they did what they did. Having Trump as

    The irony in the Oval Office is Trump is a wolf in wolfs clothing; whereas Obama was a sheep in wolfs clothing. IMO, I’d rather be led by someone who is transparent than insincere and driven by personal agenda. Not that I agree with ones style, but we have all sort of dysfunctional personalities who have created and built incredible institutions and product. just s few examples: Gates, Jobs, Ellison... all A-holes whom I’d not want to work for but still glad they did what they did. Having Trump as our president is no worse than people electing a feel-good, celebrity or figurative personality for the highest office in the world.

  • De’Andre Crenshaw
    De’Andre CrenshawRetail Managment at CVS Pharmacy

    I’m glad Romney is speaking out as should more people not just Republicans. Because Trump’s actions and character shouldn’t be normalized and his policies should be examined. I hope with Romney’s voice more conservatives feel comfortable speaking about the president’s short comings.

  • If only anyone would listen and bring back some common decency to the presidency.

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