We used to like Mitt Romney for the obvious reasons (tall, great hair, the dog story). Now, thanks to Donald Trump, we have a better reason: Romney is the only Republican willing to pay the cost of defying Trump. And as Trump stomps through Washington, taking out people like Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, Romney’s act exposes the gap between the sanctimonious opportunism of Never Trumper Republicans and the courage of men and women who actually have something to lose by dissenting.
Let’s face it, in Establishment circles, there’s no cushier ride than being an anti-Trump Republican pundit. Liberals dote on them, and, in the safety of the greenroom, plenty of ostensibly pro-Trump Republicans roll their eyes and agree with them.