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Here’s Mitt Romney, breaking away from the pack and criticizing Trump for letting the Turks pwn us:

And here is my prediction from November 2018 that Pelosi will make a deal with the Republicans to let Romney serve out the rest of Trump’s term. Some of this prediction didn’t hit the bullseye but I stand by my Romney thingy. It’s plausible:

Ok, so here’s my wildly improbable scenario. Mueller continues to do his thing. The truth gets very close to coming out. Trump strikes out like a cornered animal and someone finally realizes that when the Senate comes back, the numbers may not have changed all that much but the players have. There are a couple of wild cards in there now. Some of them are pretty ambitious people. Ambitious people with experience in running an executive branch. Ambitious people who may have been humiliated by Donald Trump. I’m talking about Romney. It’s too soon to tell whether he’ll be another Jeff Flake.

But what if he wouldn’t have to be? What if Pelosi and Republican Senators make a deal? Get Trump and Pence out of office and let Romney serve out the rest of Trump’s term. Sort of a Gerald Ford shuffle remix.

This has several advantages to the Democrats. First, they get rid of the big orange and his bootlicker. Second, the pundits get the President they always wanted. Third, Pelosi looks like a practical peacemaker and the Democrats get political capital for brokering a deal that spared the country a lot of turmoil. We only have to wait two years before we run against him. Fourth, whatever dark secret Trump is hiding, and I’m betting it’s a very big one, may never see the light of day. It might be one of those secrets that we would all be better off not knowing, like Oumuamua really was a interstellar sunsail engineered by intelligent lifeforms from a planet orbiting the star Vega, which is only 25 lightyears away from here.

Ok, my brain is a little busy tonight.

I might want to revise this prediction. Maybe Nancy has enough info on the Republicans that she can broker whatever deal she likes.

And there’s the risk that Romney would run for his own term in office – and win. As BiFF would say, “He’s got executive hair.”

Sooooo, there’s that…

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  1. Honestly, we could do worse (and have, actually). Romney may be wrong on most issues. He may be clueless about a lot of things. But I think he’s a fundamentally decent (if rather overprivileged) guy and I don’t think he’d steal the White House silverware. After the last nearly 3 years that would be a significant improvement.

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