- Paul Waldman: Romney, GOP have used same ugly tactics as Trump, only with more politesse
- He says Romney's 2012 campaign used racial code words, bullying might
- Trumpism is GOP conservatism stripped of its veneer of subtlety, Waldman says
Paul Waldman is a senior writer with the American Prospect, a left-leaning magazine, and a blogger for The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Mitt Romney has added his voice to the chorus of Republicans who are dismayed that an ignorant demagogue such as Donald Trump could be poised to capture the presidential nomination of their grand and noble party.