Expert fortune teller Mitt Romney predicts Trump will not be nominated

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If someone were accurate in predicting the future, wouldn't you go to him to ask all the important questions in life?  I would!  Then it's understandable why the media is seeking Mitt Romney's predictions about the political future of the presidential race.  Mitt Romney accurately predicted the results of the 2012 election, that he would lose to Barack Obama, but he cleverly kept this secret to himself and went through the motions as if he could win, in order not to dispirit his followers.

And what words of wisdom does the all-seeing, nearly first choice for president in 2012 have for us now?

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had some harsh words for 2016 candidate Donald Trump at the 7th annual Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday.

The ex-Massachusetts governor pledged that he would be supporting his party’s choice for president, but added “I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump.”

“My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative and someone who has a foundation in foreign policy,” Romney said.

That's not exactly true.  The GOP has historically nominated someone who is a mainstream Republican, not a mainstream conservative, one who is quite flexible when it comes to ideology but is somehow quite reliable when it comes to issues that affect the Chamber of Commerce and big business interests.  Mitt Romney fit that description, as did John McCain and both of the George Bushes.  As for foreign policy, I'm not sure what Mitt's "foundation" in foreign policy was, unless he claimed he could see Rhode Island from his window.

But Mitt is right that Trump isn't a mainstream conservative; he's conservative (at the moment) on illegal immigration, but he wants to raise taxes (on the "rich"), take millions of people off the tax rolls who will be likely to vote Democrat as a result, and enact protectionist measures, to name a few.

Romney... criticized the candidate’s controversial claim last summer that undocumented Mexican immigrants are “killers” and “rapists.” “I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney told CNN in July. “And it’s unfortunate.”

It's "unfortunate" only because Romney is repeating a liberal media lie.  Trump was talking about illegal aliens, not legal immigrants.  Romney can't seem to distinguish between the two.

I think Romney is upset that he can't try again, much as he wanted.  He sees Jeb floundering and wants to jump in but sees Rubio standing by as the Chamber's ready and willing #2 man.  Romney simply isn't needed, so all he can do is snipe from the sidelines.  If he really wants to get into the action, he should declare and start participating in the undercard debate with George Pataki and Lindsey Graham.  I'm sure he has a lot to contribute.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of, the conservative news site.