Sen. Mitt Romney? The man who couldn’t beat Barack Obama is now trying to set himself up as a challenger to President Trump.
Jeb Bush, at least, thinks he can do it.
Mitt would make a phenomenal addition to the U.S. Senate. I hope he runs. https://t.co/3Vcg6txQmN
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 15, 2018
Bush managed to persuade Florida voters to give him a chance, but the former governor failed miserably when he tried to run for the president. His support, therefore, doesn’t mean much. He and Romney are trying to revive the bland Republicanism that fell out of power when Trump was elected.
Utah’s Orrin Hatch plans to retire, leaving his Senate seat up for grabs. If Romney wants to go for it, it’s probably his. He’s wildly popular in Utah. Like Bush, Romney has pockets of support across the country although Americans as a whole don’t really care for him.
He may be able to win a Senate, but he’s probably won’t be very effective at blocking Trump’s agenda. Americans have already decided, they support Trump.
“The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & “charity for all,” Romney tweeted Monday, referencing the controversial remarks about immigration Trump supposedly uttered last week.
Romney’s spirit is revving up Trump’s enemies.
“Thank you for your service to our state and country, Senator Hatch. In this seat, we must have a leader prepared to meet the challenges of our day and our future. I hope that leader will be @MittRomney,” Never-Trump activist Evan McMullin tweeted.