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Mitt Romney announced last week that he is running for Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat. Mitt Romney also likes the taste of Donald Trump’s shoe leather, the coarse, grimy, electrifying flavor of pure humiliation. So when Trump tweeted an endorsement of his candidacy on Monday night, Romney responded the only way he knows how.

Not all that long ago, Romney seemed proud to proclaim his disappointment with Trump. #IMissMitt!

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But all that choreographed disgust for Trump turned out to be disgust for himself—sweet, ineluctable self-hatred. Dazzling debasement.

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We can’t wait for the second date.