Some are calling it sour grapes, others an attempt to save America from voting into office a man possibly less suited to the presidency than Barack Obama.
GOP 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is planning to give a speech later today at the University of Utah excoriating Donald Trump as a person and as current Republican front-runner for the 2016 nomination.
In the speech, Romney is expected to say (via Bloomberg):
Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.
His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.
On Tuesday, Romney advisor Stuart Stevens set the stage for the speech, while a guest on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect,” where he said:
Personally, I think Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump because I think that Donald Trump is a dangerous person and is someone who would embarrass America.
I have no desire to see Hillary Clinton as president of the United States. But if this is the choice — I will not give her my vote, but I can’t support Donald Trump.
Romney is not expected to make an endorsement in his speech.
Trump has already responded to the speech in advance, calling Romney “a stiff” who “got killed, he got decimated in the election.”