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Orrin Hatch to Resign, Anti-Trump Romney Likely to Succeed Him

Sen. Orrin Hatch announced that he will retire from the Senate in in January 2019, providing an opening for Mitt Romney to run for the seat, which he is expected to do.

Romney, as you may remember, led a moral crusade against candidate Donald Trump, casting him as a fraud who would subvert the republic. That is, until Trump considered him for secretary of state, at which point Romney’s sentiments change. No doubt, once in the Senate, he’ll be back on the warpath against Trump, unless in line again for a more powerful position.

Trump’s Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

President Trump is traveling to Utah Monday on official business, but the backstory of his visit is preventing Mitt Romney running for Senate, according to Politico.

From the Politico story:

Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate.

Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s infuriated inner circle blames squarely on the president. Their suspicions are warranted: Trump has sounded off to friends about how he doesn’t like the idea of a Senator Romney.

The president’s mostly behind-the-scenes campaign to sway Hatch will burst into public view on Monday, when he arrives in Salt Lake City to hold a well-choreographed event designed to showcase his affection for the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman.

Well, Romney can hardly be furious. He practically led the opposition to Trump among Republicans during the campaign, making some grand moral statement against him, and then, once Trump won, turning around and dropping his resume on Trump’s desk seeking to become secretary of state.

I mean, surely someone as well versed on both moral rectitude and rank opportunism as Mitt Romney can comprehend a political maneuver by someone whose butt he’s alternately kicked and kissed.

Romney to Run for Senate if Hatch Does Not

I don’t know, Utah is a pretty deeply red state. Why can’t Utah send the Senate a severe conservative?

According to Utahpolicy.com:

Sources tell UtahPolicy.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire.

Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to.

So far, Hatch has not made up his mind as to whether he’ll run for an eighth term in 2018. He has previously said he was planning on running as long as his and his wife’s health holds up.

Hatch is 105 and had been in the Senate since the 19th century, but that never stops them from running again, so Mitt may not get his shot.

Romney vs. Holyfield: The Weigh In

Five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney weighed in Thursday for their “fight” Friday evening for Utah’s Charity Vision, a nonprofit that provides eye care for patients in developing countries. Romney weighed in at 179 pounds while Holyfield was a little heavier, coming in at 236.5. Romney looks to be in great shape, yet… Continue Reading

Romney Not Running for President

Mitt Romney announced Friday morning that he will not run for president in 2016. Romney, who made the announcement during a statement by phone to supporters, withdrew from consideration even though he tops polls of potential candidates for the Republican nomination. His decision would most obviously seem to benefit Jeb Bush, who is seen as… Continue Reading

Romney? Really?

Well, Mitt Romney apparently thinks what the country needs is Mitt Romney, and so he is, as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest deadpanned Tuesday, “considering getting the band back together again.” He’s calling his old donors and telling them to keep their mouths and their wallets shut, contacting former operatives and telling them he’s going… Continue Reading

Will Gruber Ruin the Romney Revival?

MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare whose comments disparaging Americans as stupid have gone viral, may not just be helping topple his own creation. He might also short-circuit the political revival of the man he worked with on a similar scheme, Mitt Romney, who was assisted by Gruber in creating Romneycare. The avalanche… Continue Reading

Make Romney the Ebola Czar

The appointment of Ron Klain to save us from Ebola is another one of President Obama’s specialities: Pasta Fiasco. Klain is a Democratic operative. His major life’s work has been protecting, promoting and serving the White House as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore. How are we going to trust what he says… Continue Reading