“It’s not just Trump,” said the Romney adviser. “It’s the lack of [concerned] reaction to Trump.” As an example, the adviser cited Trump’s comments about Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos last week, the latest in a series of remarks by Trump intimating that he would use the power of the federal government to hurt the business interests of Bezos, because of articles written by a newspaper Bezos owns, the Washington Post.
The general lack of concern over Trump’s pattern of threatening rhetoric toward political opponents and critics is one of the main things that “freaks [Romney] out a little bit.”
“Where is the outrage?” said the Romney adviser. “This isn’t Venezuela. A politician can’t say ‘I don’t like the press coverage of this paper so I’m going to threaten the business of the person who owns it.’ That is [former Venezuelan President Hugo] Chavez.”
I have never been a huge fan of Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate, but as a man of great character he has much to commend.