[Ed. – The last paragraph in the excerpt says it all. Romney can’t be the right’s leader because his native language is the language of the left, and he can’t make the transition. In the left’s hands, word like “misogynistic” and “anti-immigrant” don’t even have a legitimate meaning – and they don’t in Romney’s either.]
Romney has voted this year against Trump more than most other Senate Republicans, torpedoed Herman Cain’s chances on the Federal Reserve and even defended former President Barack Obama. Yet he still broadly supports Trump’s agenda and is with him far more often than not.
“People on the left: ‘You’re not hard enough on the president.’ People on the right: ‘You’re too hard on the president.’ The lane that I’ve chosen has almost no one in it,” a chuckling Romney says during a 30-minute interview in his Washington office. “There’s a long history and a family trait of saying what you believe and not worrying about what other people think.” …
“He’s by and large followed the Republican playbook. So I’ll be with him. The places where I’m not with him from time to time will be matters of conduct or communication that I think are highly divisive or misogynistic or anti-immigrant,” Romney says of Trump. “In places like that, I think it’s important for my own personal integrity to stand up and say, ‘No, I disagree with that.’”