Dallas columnist Earl Lively wrote: "Afraid to stand alone, even on his own knees, Governor Romney then tells the rest of us that we do not know the definition of capitalism; we do not understand our economic principles, and we'd be better off if we'd quit going around defending such an unpopular concept as capitalism."
Of course, Mr. Lively was speaking of George Romney, Mitt's father, candidate for the 1968 Republican nomination. But the fruit didn't fall far from the tree.
Does anyone remember anything Mitt Romney stood up for in 2012?
Of course, according to George Romney, President Obama has been a huge success, with the debt per full-time worker in the US increasing by $84,266 as of December, 2014. Talk about consumption.
Of course if you're wondering where your new car is, a lot of EPA departments have new tanks and SWAT teams. If you are wondering where your swanky new digs are, they're at the offices of Solyndra, or a shiny new skyscraper for the IRS in Washington.
And if you want to know where all your fancy vacations are, you can look at the $44,351,777.12 President Obama has spent for you on personal travel through July, 2014.
Well, it looks like Mitt Romney won't be standing up for anything again in the 2016 elections. He's announced today he is dropping out of contention. At least whether he's on his knees or not he won't be standing in the way of a principled candidate who's not just trying to win a seat in the Oval Office and his portrait on the wall by appearing non-threatening.