Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Maybe we should start calling him Creepy Uncle Mitt. – I kid you not, that headline is for real, folks. Mitt Romney, the RINO di tutti RINOs, was revealed on Sunday as having used a fake Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto. If you think that’s weird, well, you’re right, but it get weirder.
According to various online dictionaries, the latin word “delecto” has a variety of meanings. Those meanings include “[verb] delight, please, amuse, fascinate; charm, lure, entice; be a source of delight. Thus, Pierre Delecto translated into English most commonly means Peter Delight, or Delightful Peter. That has to be intentional, doesn’t it? If so, eeeewwwwwww.
And that’s all I’m gonna say about dictionaries, as it were. Well, one more thing: Interestingly, the most common use of the word “delecto” in the U.S. is within the phrase “in flagrante delecto,” meaning “caught in the act.” Which is really perfect when you think about it. But just don’t think about it for too long.
This man was once the Republican Party’s nominee for the presidency. Think about that: We could have had a Delightful Peter in the White House had he not intentionally thrown the 2012 election so that the country would have to live through four more years of the Manchurian Candidate.
Suffice it to say that this dude gets goofier with every passing day, which of course makes him a hero to similarly goofy RINOs like Stephen Hayes, Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg and the 14 other remaining #NeverTrump nitwits.
But I digress.
Romney was caught in flagrante delecto after he actually bragged about his Twitter habit to a reporter for the Atlantic:
He explained that he uses a secret Twitter account—“What do they call me, a lurker?”—to keep tabs on the political conversation. “I won’t give you the name of it,” he said, but “I’m following 668 people.” Swiping at his tablet, he recited some of the accounts he follows, including journalists, late-night comedians (“What’s his name, the big redhead from Boston?”), and athletes. Trump was not among them. “He tweets so much,” Romney said, comparing the president to one of his nieces who overshares on Instagram. “I love her, but it’s like, Ah, it’s too much.”
A fake reporter for the leftist fake news site Slate did a little detective work from that and voila!, Delightful Peter was exposed to the world! um, maybe I should re-word that sentence…
Anyway, it turns out that Creepy Uncle Mitt opened the account way back in 2012, and in all the time since has only attracted 8 followers. So, Peter isn’t so delightful after all. He attracts followers on Twitter at about the same pace Romney attracted voters in 2012.
Romney’s going to have some ‘splainin’ to do when he gets to the office today since he used his Pierre Delecto to take potshots at several fellow senators and media detractors. Oops.
The revelation of Delightful Peter distracted from the rest of the Atlantic interview, in which Romney of course said that he’s considering voting to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House should approve articles of impeachment and send them over to the Senate. He also tacitly admitted that he is in the process of recruiting fellow GOP senators to do the same, which should come as no surprise at all to readers of Today’s Campaign Update, since I detailed for you way back on September 26 that this is the very reason why Romney ran for the Utah senate seat in the first place last year.
It’s all part of Romney’s grand plan to become the GOP nominee in 2020. In a new ad, the Trump Campaign describes Creepy Uncle Mitt as a “secret Democrat asset.” While Delightful Peter is certainly a Democrat Party asset, there really is no secret about it.
He’s hanging it all out there right in plain sight.
That is all.
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