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The Grass is Always Greener

Joe Ranvestel

Posted on January 11, 2019 21:04

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How time makes us look better.

In an interview with a Nevada radio station earlier this week, Former Senate Leader Harry Reid gave a glowing endorsement for Mitt Romney as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee. He praised Romney's op-ed criticisms of President Trump, and explained how he believes Romney would be just the moderate the Republican party needs. 

How sweet, right? 

But some of you might remember back in 2012, when Romney was running for president, and Reid accused him on the Senate floor of paying zero taxes, an accusation levied with no greater evidence than the fact that he hadn't seen the tax returns. And despite seeing the returns for several years after the election, he took great pride in his accusation as recently as 2016, since he credits it to helping Barack Obama win a second presidential term. 

Of course, this isn't the first time that the image of a former Republican leader has changed. John McCain was also viewed quite poorly during his presidential run, receiving disproportionately negative press coverage, but became a beloved maverick when he started speaking out against President Trump. And even with President Trump still in office, we have predictions of how much worse things would get if we were to ever have Mike Pence as president instead. 

Whenever a Republican is in office, or threatens to take an office, they become a monstrous figure. But once they aren't the one in authority, they regain their positive image, and can be reasoned with. In all likelihood, Donald Trump will be viewed as a fine figurehead within the next ten years, and democrats will long for the glory days of Trump when the next Republican candidate comes along. It really represents why Republicans shouldn't be so quick to apologize, since time will likely be all that is needed to restore their favor. 

 

Joe Ranvestel

Posted on January 11, 2019 21:04

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