Having demanded that 'we, the people' vote for John Kasich, Mitt Romney has flip-flopped to support Cruz in his #NeverTrump crusade...
This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz.
Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.
The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible.
I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with him. He has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for him in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.
I will vote for Senator Cruz and I encourage others to do so as well, so that we can have an open convention and nominate a Republican.
So - there you have it - to all the Mormon in Utah, think for yourself, exercise your right to vote, but do as you're told or else we are all damned.
A clearly delighted Trump responds:
Going to Salt Lake City, Utah, for a big rally. Lyin' Ted Cruz should not be allowed to win there - Mormons don't like LIARS! I beat Hillary— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the man who "choked" and let us all down, is now endorsing Lyin' Ted Cruz. This is good for me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
Failed Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was campaigning with John Kasich & Marco Rubio, and now he is endorsing Ted Cruz. 1/2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016