Steve Benen: Mitt Romney will join Donald Trump tonight in Las Vegas for a fundraiser, just a few days after the reality-show host reiterated his support for the ridiculous “birther” conspiracy theory. Asked by reporters yesterday whether Trump’s ugly, borderline-racist antics gives him pause, Romney seemed unconcerned.
“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
That’s not much of a response. By Romney’s reasoning, decency is irrelevant – he should partner with anyone, no matter how vile, so long as it furthers his ambitions and gets him more votes.
…. cowardice is once again getting the better of Mitt Romney … he has been presented with several opportunities to show he’s capable of leadership, but he’s so afraid of what conservatives might say, he just doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing.
No Profile in Courage Award for you, Mitt.
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Today – 3:25: The President and First Lady honor recipients of the 2011 Medal of Freedom in a ceremony
The following individuals will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Madeleine Albright, John Doar, Bob Dylan, William Foege, John Glenn, Gordon Hirabayashi, Dolores Huerta, Jan Karski, Juliette Gordon Low, Toni Morrison, Shimon Peres, John Paul Stevens and Pat Summitt.
Wednesday: The President will sign the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank at the White House and later will host a Jewish American Heritage Month reception.
Thursday: PBO will welcome George W Bush and Laura Bush to the White House for the official unveiling of their portraits.
Friday: PBO will visit Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota for an event on the economy. Afterwards, he will attend a campaign event in Minnesota before traveling to Chicago in the evening to attend campaign events. The President will spend the night in Chicago.