For those puzzled over Mitt Romney’s perpetual obsession with Donald Trump, longshoreman philosopher and author Eric Hoffer (1898-1983) had Mitt Romney catalogued and analyzed decades ago.

The Lord told Jeremiah, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.” And, likewise, Hoffer knew Romney’s archetype soul seven decades ago, when Hoffer published his first book, “The True Believer,” in 1951.

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“A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.This minding of other people’s business expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling, and also in feverish interest in communal, national and racial affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbor’s shoulder or fly at his throat.”

While Hoffer predicts meddler Romney will either fall on his neighbor’s shoulder or fly at his throat, Romney has managed both modes with Trump, kissing Trump’s ring seeking Trump’s endorsement in 2014, followed by a throat stab, only to return for more shoulder rubs in 2016 seeking the secretary of state post, followed by more and more 2019 throat stabs.

Romney can’t escape Trump’s shadow and it’s driving Romney’s mind to the dark, deep depths of hell.

To quote today's philosopher Jordan Peterson, “Romney should first learn to clean his own room.”

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