Mitt could have run as an independent like Evan McMullin finally did. The polls even showed that he could have won. He had nothing to lose; his political career was over. In fact, he courageously spoke out just why Donald Trump is unfit to be president. But when he could have made a difference, he backed off. And now, he's being vetted to be the Secretary of State for a president whom he rightly scorned as unworthy of the presidency.
To paraphrase Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons," "Mitt, Mitt. It profiteth a man nothing to gain the whole world and lose his own soul. But for the State Department?