My recent commentary in this column has focused on the Democratic Party’s lack of unification and leadership, and given their current slate of potential presidential candidates, Donald Trump will win again in 2020.
However, as Trump’s presidency bungles along, it’s time to transcend party politics and consider what is best for the country. The challenge to Donald Trump will not come from Democrats but rather from his own party with the candidacy of Mitt Romney.
I’ve always liked Mitt Romney, and when I interviewed him in 2012 he was intelligent, sophisticated, and sincere, all qualities sorely lacking in today’s White House. Mitt Romney is the real deal and if we are searching for a politician who can function as a statesman and leader with integrity, then he is certainly that rare gem. Romney is a truly successful businessman who served effectively as governor of Massachusetts and long before anyone else — including Barack Obama — identified Russia as a serious threat to our nation.
At the launch of his presidency Trump effectively neutralized Romney by interviewing him for Secretary of State, despite having no intention of giving him the job. Trump may not be a good president, but he is a master of Machiavellian tactics, another factor both parties often have difficulty acknowledging.
As a running mate, Romney should choose Ben Sasse. Although he is a conservative and I don’t agree with him on abortion and other issues, Sasse is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, a rarity today for a Republican Senator. Sasse is competent, intelligent, well credentialed and next to Mike Pence he comes off as a liberal.
Democrats are salivating over the idea of Trump being impeached, which doesn’t guarantee him leaving office, and if he did, then Mike Pence would be our president. Complaining about Donald Trump will not end his presidency but rising above traditional party politics can effectively change the direction of our country and the world.
It’s ironic, but it has taken Donald Trump to show us how much we need Mitt Romney. I wrote this column not as a Democrat, but as a concerned American who loves this country and the freedoms it represents. We should all consider what is best for both parties.
Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career in film, television, radio, and journalism. He has interviewed everyone from pop stars to presidents and he has written more than 250 articles for People Magazine, FoxNews.com, SI/Cauldron, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. Rob is a respected Diabetes Advocate and Obesity Ambassador, writing and speaking regularly about Type 2 diabetes and health. Follow him on Twitter @robmtaub or at www.RobTaub.com. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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