Things didn’t work out too well for Mitt Romney when he ran for president. He tried it twice and failed twice. Most people thought Mitt would just fade into the sunset after his 2nd loss. That didn’t happen. Romney popped back up when Trump was holding auditions to find his next Secretary of State. Trump didn’t go with Romney but it started to become clear that Romney had ambitions of getting back into politics.
On Friday, that officially happened.
He’s running for Senate in Utah.
From The Daily Caller:
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Utah in a Friday morning tweet.
Romney appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump in his announcement saying “Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world, Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion” adding that “people treat others with respect” at the Utah capitol building.
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018
Well, it looks like we have another pro-amnesty “Republican” headed to the Senate.
It’s a little odd that Romney would take a veiled swipe at Trump despite the fact Trump almost made him the head of the State Department. You’d think their beef would be water under the bridge. It’s hard to predict what kind of senator Romney will be. You have to imagine he will side with Trump on some things considering Trump’s presidency so far has been a major success for conservatism. But, you can also see Romney pulling a Jeff Flake and grandstanding on the Senate floor.
One thing seems certain. He’s going to win the Senate race. They love Romney in Utah.
From Five Thirty-Eight:
In case there is any ambiguity, this seat is Romney’s to lose.
In a January poll — conducted by Dan Jones for the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah — even 18 percent of Utah Democrats said they would support Romney, who was the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee. And in a Politico/Morning Consult poll from the same month, a plurality (40 percent) of registered voters nationwide thought that he should run for the seat.
Romney would have to screw up royally to lose this race.
Most conservatives seem ready to move on from the days when Romney Republicans were in charge of the party. They don’t win. Romney will probably hang around with the Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins and do his best stand in the way of Trump’s agenda from time to time when the cameras are around.
Hopefully, Romney will be a conservative senator who supports the leader of his party that the American people elected.
We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]