I get that power is seductive, and there is no power more seductive than the office of POTUS. I also get the argument that moderate Republicans have to step up and serve in the Trump administration if asked, in order to steer the administration away from Trump’s worst impulses.
But gushing over Trump? Clearly Romney wants to be Secretary of State. He’s willing to sacrifice a lot of that Mormon integrity to get the job. He knows Trump is highly susceptible to flattery, hence the “gushing” after their dinner on Tuesday night.
I think it’s revolting.