“His lonely stand is a reminder of Frederick Douglass’s remark that ‘One and God make a majority.’ By standing alone, Romney reminded us that the embers of principle and political courage are not, after all, wholly extinct. And that’s not nothing.”
“Some of us have gotten so used to disappointment that his vote came as something of a surprise; it was an unexpected jolt of inspiration—like an anachronism from an age before pusillanimity replaced principle.” ⁦
Romney: One Man Alone
By standing alone on the Senate floor, Romney reminded us that the embers of principle and political courage are not, after all, wholly extinct. And that’s not nothing.
To Trump’s followers, Romney’s isolation will be taken as proof of his irrelevance. But to other citizens his lonely stand is a reminder of Frederick Douglass’s remark that “One and God make a majority.”
.: "By standing alone on the Senate floor, Romney reminded us that the embers of principle and political courage are not, after all, wholly extinct."
.: Romney reminded us that the embers of principle and political courage are not, after all, wholly extinct. And that’s not nothing. via
Some of us have gotten so used to disappointment that his vote came as something of a surprise; it was an unexpected jolt of inspiration—like an anachronism from an age before pusillanimity replaced principle.