It's not going to happen.
A few years ago I wrote ("Hokum's Heroes") about how Never Trumpers were so horny to find Mighty Heroes in the midden pile of the GOP that they were lining up behind Willard "Mitt" Romney (R-Money) as the "leader of the Republican Resistance to Trump" (Bill Kristol) who was "setting up rendezvous with destiny" (David Frum) in order to smash through the "Trump-supporting media apparatus on the right" (Rick Wilson) and create "a breaking point from this mind-trap that a lot of Republicans are in" (Michael Steele).
No kidding. They all got out there and pitched the hell out of the ludicrous idea that Mittens Romney was going to save the GOP from the monster that all these clowns had spent decades working to create.
But instead, Mittens folded, neat and tidy, like an extra pair of magic underwear. Kept his head down. Helped pack the Supreme Court with fascist goons. Voted against voting rights. All the usual stuff.
However, lurking in the hearts of many Never Trumper there remains the delusion that if the right guy could just...
So once again we find the mainstream media and a senior Never Trumper trying to elevate Mitten's profile.
Except it not in any way a "Powerful piece".
From The Atlantic:
What accounts for the blithe dismissal of potentially cataclysmic threats? The left thinks the right is at fault for ignoring climate change and the attacks on our political system. The right thinks the left is the problem for ignoring illegal immigration and the national debt. But wishful thinking happens across the political spectrum. More and more, we are a nation in denial.
It is just stale, gray slop composed of pureed leftovers from 1,000 David Brooks columns and 1,000 "Meet the Press" episodes and 1,000 Peggy Noonan wine-soaked Wall Street Journal crying jags.
It is just the one millionth piece of "Both Sides Do It" Beltway media codswallop being passed off as a serious think-piece.
And it is an embarrassment that it comes with Stuart Stevens' endorsement.