And now, after meeting with Obama, Romney wants Americans to believe that he actually cares about people who are struggling to make ends meet?
I don’t buy it. Not for one minute.
Romney wants to remain relevant even in defeat. He still considers himself a leader, but he’s just a wealthy businessman who is only interested in his bottom line.
What’s Romney’s end game? Perhaps it’s basking in the spotlight, even if it’s fading fast.
I doubt if Romney really wanted to be president anyway. He may have wanted the power of the office and the notoriety that comes with the job, but I question whether Romney wanted to roll up his sleeves and do the people’s business.
Still, Obama should be commended for taking the high road.
“He [Romney] presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that I actually agree with,” Obama said after the election. “There are a lot of ideas that I don’t think are partisan ideas but are just smart ideas about how can we make the federal government more customer-friendly.”
Perhaps the president is right, but Romney is probably washed up in American politics. Republicans no longer take him seriously and Obama is being honorable by keeping an Election Night promise.
Meanwhile, Romney should stick to analyzing spreadsheets and stay away from people. He’s spent the past three weeks at his family’s Southern California home and he’s made no public appearances.
And after meeting with Obama on Thursday, Romney walked away from the White House claiming to be concerned about public service when he’s always savored his private life.
Now Romney can enjoy enough privacy to last a lifetime.