It’s called the “fiscal cliff” for a reason. The risk that Congress and the President are unable to reach a compromise on taxes and the deficit, is potentially fatal, or at least a critical wound to the U.S. economy.
Other than agreeing to have lunch with the President, Mitt Romney has had no interest in anything resembling politics or in any effort to assist his party or the country. Instead he has announced his return to the Board of Directors of Marriott.
If Mitt Romney was motivated to become President of the United States because he wanted to help solve the problems of the country, he had a unique opportunity to mend the wounds caused by the last four years of hatred and division. Even though he lost the general election, he won the Republican nomination. As the elected spokesperson for the Republican Party in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney had the greatest opportunity to facilitate a resolution to the fiscal cliff by bringing conservatives and liberals to the bargaining table. He chose not to even try. It seems his heart is much more that of the master than of the servant.