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GOP Puts Romney on Senate Leadership Team

Leave it to McConnell.

I am sure Romney wants to at least become Senate Majority Leader, a post from which he can lead the globalist establishment.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday named newcomer and Trump critic Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to the GOP whip team, weeks after the former GOP presidential nominee slammed Trump’s leadership style.

Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., released the names of GOP lawmakers to serve as deputy whips and Romney is among them, along with Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, Rob Portman of Ohio, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Martha McSally of Arizona, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and Todd Young of Indiana.

Thune selected Romney despite some pushback from GOP senators unhappy he launched his Senate career with an attack on the president. 

Trump Lauds Mitt Romney’s Niece

President Trump Thursday tweeted out what a “great chairwoman” of the RNC Ronna McDaniel is. Ronna’s maiden name is Romney, and her dad is Mitt’s brother.

Now, why did Trump do that? Not because of the Republicans’ performance in the midterms, I assume.

Rather, it’s because soon after Mitt Romney’s Washington Post editorial blasting President Trump as unethical appeared Wednesday morning, McDaniel wasted no time backing her boss over her kin.

Romney is getting little credit from either Democrats or Republicans for his attempt to seize the holy high ground as the moral paragon of the GOP. Because everyone understood that he’s as much an opportunist as any politician, or more so.

Romney Derides Trump’s Character, Declares He Will Oppose His “Racist” Statements

Incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney signaled Monday that he plans to be as much of a pain in President Trump’s ass as possible, saying Trump lacks moral character and that he will speak out against his “racist” and “sexist” statements.

I wonder. What kind of character does a man have who sharply opposes Trump on ethical grounds during the 2016 campaign and then begs to be his secretary of state once he wins?

Significantly, Romney, whose own presidential aspirations were rejected by voters TWICE, inaugurated himself as the nation’s moral arbiter in an article in the Washington Post, which of the major MSM publications is the most severely biased against the president.

From the piece:

To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.

Furthermore, I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.


UPDATE: Trump responded via Twitter:

Is Romney Setting Himself Up to Challenge Trump in 2020?

One thing I’ve learned in years of watching and covering politics. Just about every governor or senator thinks they could, just maybe, become president. And once they start running for the office, they never give up until they incur a terminal illness.

Mitt Romney got so, so, so close. He thought he was going to win election night in 2012. But he lost, because he was a lousy candidate who didn’t particularly stand for anything.

Of course, he doesn’t know that. What he does know is that he is 71, and his last chance to be the big president dude will be in 2020. Someone is going to oppose Trump in the Republican primaries or run a serious independent candidacy in the general election. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, for sure. But Kasich doesn’t solve the problem establishment-oriented Republicans think Trump has, which is that they think he’s crazy. Because Kasich is kind of kooky too.

But Romney probably figures that the one thing he’s got going for him is that he the most normal, least unconventional-seeming person on the planet. He’s a soothing glass of whole milk compared to Trump Monster Energy drink.

According to Politico, Romney, virtually assured to win his own Senate race in Utah, is suddenly campaigning for House Republicans. There is NO reason for a senator or future to do that unless he is trying to build up chits.

After spending most of the past year quietly tending to his own race, Romney is using his formidable national profile and expansive political network to elect embattled Republicans across the country. Weeks before his virtually assured election to the Senate, the 2012 Republican standard-bearer is issuing endorsements, appearing in TV ads and fundraising for hopefuls up and down the ballot.

The burst of campaign activity is a stark reminder that the 71-year-old Romney will arrive in D.C. as much more than a typical freshman senator — and shows how he plans to use his prominence to reward allies and forge relationships.

Romney is going to bat for candidates for offices ranging from the state legislature to the U.S. Senate. Among those getting help is Rep. Mia Love, a deeply vulnerable Republican from his own state of Utah. She recently released a TV commercial featuring Romney speaking directly to the camera and declaring: “I’ve known Mia Love for many years. I trust her.”

Romney’s push has extended from Mormon-heavy Arizona, where he traveled last week to headline a rally for Senate hopeful Martha McSally, to the Northern Virginia suburbs, where he’s donated to Rep. Barbara Comstock. He has weighed in for Utah’s entire U.S. House delegation: In addition to Love, he’s cut a TV ad for Rep. Rob Bishop, hosted a campaign event for Rep. Chris Stewart, and on Wednesday evening joined Rep. John Curtis for a phone-banking session aimed at helping the congressman turn out the vote.

And he could also solve the problem of women fleeing the Republican party. I mean, the guy’s got binders full of them!

Romney Announces Senate Run With Contrast to Trump

Well, Mitt Romney is back, he announced Friday that he’s running for Senate, and there’s little chance he won’t win. And he’s setting himself up as the anti-Trump – now, of course, that President Trump failed to offer him the job of Secretary of State, which it seems he would have taken.

From his opening campaign video:

Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world. Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion. And on Utah’s Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect.

Get it?

So another moderate Republican, aka “Severe Conservative,” comes to Capitol Hill to accommodate Democrats and sacrifice the conservative agenda. He’ll be a member of all kinds of gangs of six and gangs of eight trying to reach deals with Democrats. And he’ll lead the Donald Trump is Horrifying Caucus in Washington.

Well, at least the video nice to watch. It opens with Romney standing a Roller Derby rink – okay, I guess that’s maybe something from the Salt Lake City Olympic he ran – and includes some beautiful shots of Utah. And of course Romney looks nice and casual, as all super-wealthy politicians do, and for the first time in decades finds himself in a diner where he hears the thoughts of average people.

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