The Romney-Trump alliance is being described as a "total disaster," "too dumb to be crafty," and a "circus freakus."
Mitt Romney expects to clinch the Republican nomination for president of the United States tonight. It should be a day of celebration for someone who's been running for president for six years. But thanks to Donald Trump and the good people of Craig, Colorado, it was instead a complete disaster.
Romney's in Las Vegas, getting overshadowed by one of his top surrogates: birther-in-chief Donald Trump. The Donald has been ramping up the birther rhetoric in recent days—with not a peep of protest from the candidate he represents. Instead of condemning Trump's over-the-line remarks, Romney's holding a fundraiser with him and making pathetic excuses: "I need to get 50.1 percent or more, and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people." It's yet another example of Romney failing to take a stand against the extremists in his party.
Earlier in the day, Romney stopped by rural Craig, Colorado, to inform residents that they're "hurting right now under this President." Well, that was news to them. As the Wall Street Journal reported, "As Mitt Romney decried the president's regulatory agenda as a job-killer, residents of this rural coal-mining town were feeling a little more optimistic than the candidate's rhetoric."
One retired coal worker noted that the town hadn't been hit by layoffs. Quite the opposite: They've been hiring. And even the elected officials attending the event—from the mayor of Craig to the Colorado Republican Party chair—deviated from Romney's message of the day, noting that Craig had weathered the recession thanks to the local energy industry.
Congratulations on the nomination, Mitt—it's too bad no one's talking about it today.