October 21, 2023
– In a candid interview, Utah Senator Mitt Romney speaks about his place in today's Republican Party. – Hosted by "CBS Evening News" anchor "Norah O'Donnell," the interview delves into Romney's political career, reasons for leaving the Senate, his future plans, and a new biography, "Romney: A Reckoning."
– Mitt Romney voices his concern about the change in the Republican Party. – He expresses that the party no longer aligns with his values, emphasizing a shift away from the party's traditional principles.
Mitt Romney on Donald Trump – Romney reveals that he has not heard any fellow Senate Republicans praising Donald Trump's leadership. – He characterizes Trump as a "failure of character" and believes that this has had a significant impact on the nation's psyche.
– Mitt Romney highlights his political lineage, mentioning influential figures such as "Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John McCain." – He emphasizes a strong stance on foreign policy and character in leadership, values that he believes have been lost within the current Republican Party.
– Romney acknowledges that he has become somewhat of an outcast within the Republican Party. He admits to not feeling at home in his party due to the stark contrast between his traditional Republican values and the current party's direction,
– The interview also touches on Ann Romney's revelation regarding Oprah Winfrey's proposed joint run with Mitt Romney on an independent ticket in 2019. – This adds a unique dimension to the discussion, showcasing Romney's political journey.
– Viewers are encouraged to watch the full interview with Mitt Romney on "Person to Person with Norah O'Donnell" on the streaming network on October 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET. – The interview promises more insights into Mitt Romney's thoughts, career, and diaries, as featured in the book "Romney: A Reckoning."