If Mitt Romney had won the White House in 2012, we wouldn’t be worrying about Ebola.
That’s what Scott Brown, the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts and current candidate for the Senate in New Hampshire, wants you to believe.
Speaking Friday on Fox News Radio, Scott Brown described the Ebola-free Mitt Romney presidency of which the country is currently being deprived.
“I want the president to succeed,’’ he said. “This is about America. This is about civilization. It’s not about Republicans or Democrats … Gosh, I mean, can you imagine if Mitt was the president right now? He was right on Russia. He was right on Obamacare. He was right on the economy. And I guarantee you we would not be worrying about Ebola right now.’’
Brown’s comments on Ebola sound about like what you expect from a former hand model and Cosmopolitan centerfold. They also sound like comments you’d expect from anyone racking up a big phone bill chatting with Donald Trump.
Just a day before Scott Brown spoke out against Ebola (and for Mitt Romney), a Trump political operative told Boston.com that Trump and Brown “talk frequently.’’
For Trump, there are few issues that aren’t political, and Ebola is no exception. Trump has spent the better part of the last couple of months devoting much of his energy, on Twitter and elsewhere, to discussions of the Ebola virus and all that the current administration isn’t doing to stop the outbreak.
The outbreak, Trump has said, is “proof of the president’s incompetence.’’ Trump has wondered (publicly) whether Obama might be suffering from some kind of mental illness.
I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President Obama's mental health. Why won't he stop the flights. Psycho!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2014
So Scott Brown “talks frequently’’ with Donald Trump. And Trump talks frequently about Ebola. And now Brown is sounding a whole lot like Trump.
If there’s ever a Trump-Brown presidential ticket—never say never!—one thing is certain: Ebola would be the first thing they would tackle. Just as soon as they dismantle Obamacare, that is.