What do Nixon, Ford, Bush 1, Bush 2, John McCain and Mitt Romney have in common?
First, they were the choices of Republican voters gave us. They were their boys.
Two–here it comes–Republicans abandoned them. Republicans disowned Nixon, Ford, HW, W, McCain and Romney.
Republican voters loathe McCain–they voted for a guy (Trump) who said he doesn’t like soldiers who got captured. They can’t stand Romney.
Nixon is a disgrace and pro-choice, liberal-SCOTUS-appointing Gerald Ford is a non-entity in the GOP whose legacy has been respected more by Democrats than Republicans themselves.
OK, so let’s step back a second and think about this:
Republicans loathe 4 of their last 5 Presidents.
And they’ve kicked their last two nominees for President to the curb.
The only Republican President Republicans haven’t abandoned in the last 50 years–50 years!–is Reagan, whose make-believe legacy they’ve been trying to resuscitate for the last 30+ years.
So–and in all seriousness–given their 50-year history of regretting their own choices, why should Republicans trust themselves?
And why should everyone else trust the choices of voters who have repeatedly regretted their own choices?