Flashback: Romney Said It Would Be a 'Mistake' For Convention to Choose Nominee

“I think we should have the majority of the party’s voters decide who they want as their nominee.”

Alas, he's just a politician, as they all are. 

Not but three short years ago former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told the Boston Globe that he'd like to change the Republican Party's nomination process, as he felt it unfair that a "minority" could end up deciding "who the nominee ought to be." Romney said he thought it "a mistake" to allow the convention to select nominees. 

Strange, coming from the man who is now pushing for a contested convention in which the convention would... choose the nominee.

In his effort to derail GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Romney has encouraged voters to support not one, but all other GOP candidates, in order to divide the delegates enough to warrant a brokered convention. 

“That would lead to an open convention, where you’d see the delegates selected make the final decision,” Romney said of the process in March.

The Daily Caller called out Romney's hypocrisy with this flashback from 2013, in which the former Massachusetts Governor stated:

"I’m concerned that there’s an effort on the part of some to move toward caucuses or conventions to select nominees ... I think that’s a mistake."

Concerning conventions, Romney added:

“I’m concerned that that kind of approach could end up with a minority deciding who the nominee ought to be. And that I think would be a mistake.”

“I think we should have the majority of the party’s voters decide who they want as their nominee.” 

At the end of the day, no one presidential candidate is savior or villain. They are politicians -- perhaps the most fallible of human beings -- who wear a mask, who deflect the truth, who sometimes deceive, who play political games that smear rivals, whose pathology at times might border the narcissistic, and who contradict themselves and past vows when it suits their agenda. Romney has proven himself no different in this regard. 

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