In spite of the shunning he's received by members of his own party, in spite of being immediately disinvited from attending this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, in spite of being mocked and derided by Donald Trump, in spite of a bill floated by a Utah lawmaker to recall him from the United States Senate, in spite of all the hate, invective, and threats that have been heaped on him within the last twenty our hours, still it must feel better to be Mitt Romney,
It's proving to be a difficult dance, indeed, and even if these Senators can convince the public with verbal gymnastics that they did the right thing in voting to keep in power a President whom they know is a reckless liar and a corrupt self-dealer, how much harder will it be to convince their own consciences?
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, vilified as he may be by his Republican colleagues and constituents, is on the best of terms with his own conscience in this matter, and is still the owner of his soul.
Remember "High Noon," the old western in which only one man was brave enough to stand up to the outlaw who was terrorizing the town,
And in the meantime Mitt Romney, scorned, disowned, and isolated, may just be the freest man in the whole U.S.A.