When it comes to our current political predicament, where the left and the right are so vehemently opposed to one another that we cannot distinguish our neighbors from our nemeses.
It’s sad, and a bit frightful the predicament that we are in. We are living in a world where compromise is viewed as weakness, and the most important points you score are with the people you like the least.
That’s why it is so noteworthy when a partisan jumps ship or dips their toes onto the other side of the aisle. Or God forbid the moderate middle.
This week, it was Utah Senator Mitt Romney’s turn to be the odd man out.
“In my state, I’ll bet 90% of us vote by mail. It works very very well and it’s a very Republican state,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the president’s comments, according to ABC News.
Romney’s comments come as Republicans continue to rail against the Democrats’ push for a mail-in vote in November, on account of continued concerns surrounding COVID-19.
The President had already made it clear how he feels on the subject.
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from Michigan over its mailing absentee ballot applications for its upcoming election in August and November.
“Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!” the president tweeted.
On Tuesday, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced that all Michigan voters will receive an application to vote by mail, citing possible health concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Romney and Trump certainly have a history of disagreement, and this latest kerfuffle doesn’t seem far off the beaten path for the pair.