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Cool Dad Job: Last Decent Man

Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Being on the right side of history.

Anybody describing Mitt Romney as cool is grading on a curve. Romney can’t stand next to anyone under the age of 50 without looking like he’s about to fire them. Still, he has something that almost none of his Republican colleagues seem to possess in the age of Trump: integrity. Whether you like his right-leaning centrist politics or not, Romney deserves credit for being an adult who functions in reality. His insistence on stating obvious truths — Trump obstructed Congress, Covid-19 is serious, Black lives matter — has offered some relief for those tired of being gaslit by an increasingly out-of-control party intent on creating popular fictions instead of meaningful policy. Is Romney a guy you’d want to get a beer with? Well, he doesn’t drink, but at this point… yeah, probably.