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ROMNEY: Trump endorsement pitiful

Letter by Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom on Feb. 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 97 Comments »
February 2, 2012 5:05 pm

Re: Donald Trump’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.

It is clear to the most moderately intelligent observer that the GOP has already ceded the 2012 election to President Obama.

The party’s serious candidates – Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie and David Petraeus – have deferred until 2016. This leaves the Republican stage crowded with clowns and losers.

Newt Gingrich was rejected by his own party in a previous Congress. Rick Santorum lost his last election by double digits. The Donald and the Willard can only be regarded as Marie Antoinettes in gray flannel.

It is sad to see the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower brought down to the level of vaudeville. Any politician who grovels before Donald Trump to get an endorsement deserves our pity, but surely not our vote.

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