Romney has always been the face of RINO Republicans.
However, after failing in his bid for the White House, Romney’s new role appears to be personifying sour grapes.
And now Romney is releasing a new book where he attacks Ron DeSantis, but it didn’t take long at all for the former Republican Presidential nominee to regret his decision.
Mitt Romney hates Donald Trump
The last two GOP nominees for President were Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.
There may be no greater disparity in personalities and policies within the GOP.
Romney lost in embarrassing fashion to Barack Obama in 2012.
Trump soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, and then lost in a very close and controversial contest against Joe Biden in 2020.
The two have never gotten along, with Romney constantly being a thorn in the side of the 45th President of the United States.
The 2008 and 2012 loser even twice voted to convict Trump following a Democrat impeachment.
But Romney is expanding his vendetta against the 45th President of the United States and is now gunning for seemingly every Republican not firmly entrenched in the RINO camp.
Mitt Romney hates Ron DeSantis
The current junior U.S. Senator from Utah has penned a new book that will hit the shelves this week.
It’s titled Romney: A Reckoning, and early passages from the tome prove the title is fitting.
In the book, Romney takes personal shots at the biggest names in the Republican party, starting with Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) October 19, 2023
Despite his clear disdain for Trump, the former Governor of Massachusetts writes in his book that, in his own opinion, America’s Governor is even more dangerous than the former President.
“He’s much smarter than Trump,” Romney wrote. “You might point out, ‘Mitt, DeSantis is real smart — do you want an authoritarian who’s smart or one who’s not smart?’ I realize there’s a peril to having someone who’s smart and pulling in a direction that’s dangerous.”
Romney didn’t stop there, instead turning to personal attacks.
“There’s just no warmth at all,” Romney wrote of DeSantis posing for selfies with Iowa voters. “He looks like he’s got a toothache.”
Mitt Romney is a childish, petty, vindictive, and broken man. 1) Mitt Romney does not get to assess ANYONE's warmth. 2) DeSantis is an authoritarian? That's just stupid. 3) Reminder that Mitt Romney marched with Hamas-loving BLM. pic.twitter.com/EoBXBtWKI4
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 19, 2023
But his character assassination tactics straight out of the Democrat Party playbook isn’t sitting well with readers.
Romney is getting torched on Twitter over his attacks on DeSantis.
“Mitt Romney is a childish, petty, vindictive, and broken man,” tweeted Federalist editor-in-chief, Mollie Hemingway. “1) Mitt Romney does not get to assess ANYONE’s warmth. 2) DeSantis is an authoritarian? That’s just stupid. 3) Reminder that Mitt Romney marched with Hamas-loving BLM.”
Mitt Romney hates everybody
Romney’s bad blood doesn’t end with Trump and DeSantis.
As Fox News contributor and chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, Byron York noted, it appears the two-time failed White House hopeful is holding a grudge against anyone who ever dared issue a primary challenge against him.
From @playbookdc, another preview of the new Mitt Romney biography, in which Romney, consumed with old resentments, appears to dump on everyone who ever ran against him. https://t.co/0eYO0y1Ekt pic.twitter.com/M7DoHf3Z3q
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 19, 2023
“Another preview of the new Mitt Romney biography, in which Romney, consumed with old resentments, appears to dump on everyone who ever ran against him,” York tweeted.
In his book, Romney name calls Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, calling him “frightening,” “scary,” and “a demagogue.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich didn’t escape the wrath of Romney, being labeled “a smug know-it-all, smarmy, and too pleased with himself.”
Romney called television host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee a “huckster” and a “caricature of a for-profit preacher.”
In an aggravated attack of alliteration, he said former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is “sanctimonious, severe and strange.”
And in a true pot calling the kettle black moment, Romney said of former Texas Governor Rick Perry, “Republicans must realize that we have to have someone who can complete a sentence.”
Romney was referencing a 2012 primary debate performance from Perry when the one-time favorite in the race had a brain freeze while listing what federal agencies he would eliminate.
However, Romney had more than his fair share of embarrassing debate moments.
Like the time he came off as an out-of-touch elitist by proposing Perry take him up on a $10,000 wager during an economic recession, all because Perry called Romney out on supporting individual mandates while governor of Massachusetts.
Then there was the time he let CNN’s Candy Crowley walk all over him while debating Barack Obama.
And of course, who will forget when Obama burned him with the line, “The 1980s are now calling and asking for their foreign policy back.”
With Romney deciding against running for reelection in 2024, his Romney: A Reckoning release appears to be his version of burning the bridge on his way out of politics.
And judging by the early response, it appears the Republican base is pouring gasoline on the fire Romney started.