The Gingrich-Huckabee media assault on Mitt Romney was a little too savage and too coordinated for it not to be planned. Justifiably basking in glory of victory, blogger Sundance writes in The Last Refuge:
Perhaps something worth considering amid all the Mitt Romney angst, is the potential for this to be part of a more comprehensive Donald Trump/Steve Bannon strategy.
You would be hard pressed to find anyone amid CTH (his/her blog) who would opine any measure of favorability toward Romney. Quite the contrary, no-one likes him, at all. Nor did anyone support his initial presidential bid in the primary of 2012.
However, that said, President-Elect Trump presenting Romney as a cabinet possibility -and stirring up the visual appearance of grass root opposition therein- may essentially be nothing more than putting the final nail in another GOPe legacy coffin.
The current #NeverRomney construct could simply be team Trump/Bannon finishing off the final vestiges of the establishment GOP (the GOPe), by making the opposition to the most well known member openly visible.
Then again, such an approach would imply: ♦ they knew how people would react; ♦ a great deal of foresight; ♦ and an almost Machiavellian level of strategy.
Sundance was in on Trump from the beginning and until he/she became so over-the-top in support for Trump and disdain for the rest of the opposition I was a frequent visitor. There are few bloggers who do investigative journalism as well as Sundance.
I’d imagine Steve Bannon reads Sundance’s work, too. Although if the above post were accurate, I don’t Bannon would want the truth out right now. But he won’t mind if Sundance has it right either. The idea that Trump-Bannon would give the impression that they are embracing Romney only to destroy him and the Republican Party is believable, especially now that it’s clear Romney is twisting in the wind. Machiavellian indeed.