We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mitt's probably not wrong, but he certainly doesn't have the credibility to sell his theory. Having worked in the business world, you have a quick feeling about who you are doing business with. And Trump is shifty; not honest. That said, Trump is passing up the perfect storm. If he were more modest and surrounded himself with the best and the brightest, he could defeat the Democrats AND the Republicans in one blow. He would have the field to himself. Instead it looks like he only wants to be stage center. They will be coming after him from both sides.
But yet he has incredibly fantastic children. Sorry, but I don't buy the 'shifty' thing. He would have kids with the same shiftiness, and I just don't see that in any of them. They are all smart, well-spoken, normal people.
Also, he's a brutal businessman. He is a deal maker. He must play a role in order to win in negotiations and deals. That doesn't make him 'shifty.' That makes him smart. And that is the kind of person I'd want in the White House.
I think Mitt is a great person a success story, very capable would make a great friend or partner, very trustworthy and the world needs more like him. I think he would have been a decent and perhaps even great president. The two problems I have with Mitt are he blew it. We were all invested in his candidacy and he simply didn't give it 100% and gave us Obama for four more years. Secondly I don't think Mitt is a real conservative and is being used now by the GOPe. In all fairness to Mitt he isn't stupid so if he is being used he knows it full well and thus is one of the GOPe. Maybe that is the inevitable result of being somewhat conservative in that you are more flexible, more willing to go along to get along. Don't get me wrong I don't ask for or demand purity I would gladly settle for the Republicans simply doing what they said they would do when they asked for our votes. I feel the same way about Jeb. A nice guy, sincere, honest, dependable, capable, but not a real conservative but more a "conservative light" who would do us real harm while really "meaning well". I like Jeb but I wouldn't have voted for him. I like Rubio too but I won't vote for him. I think they both have fatal flaws as a president at least at this time in history when we need a strong leader and a statesman. The only person running who fits this description is Cruz. But my wish list puts Dick Cheney on top. A real conservative, a strong leader with his head on right, a real statesman and exactly what we need at this point in history. I fear for the next decade or so. We are facing some very real military challenges ahead and we won't be able to ignore them when it rears it's ugly head.
I wish Mitt had won, but since he didn't I wish he would now say a lot less and maybe spend time enjoying his kids and grandkids.