Utah RINO Mitt Romney is one of the founding fathers of the Never Trump political movement.
Romney’s spent years undermining Donald Trump and the conservative movement.
But now Donald Trump will be grinning from ear to ear when he sees what Mitt Romney said about retiring.
Mitt Romney is up for re-election in Utah in 2024.
Usually, politicians like to make it known well ahead of time they plan to run for another term because lame ducks wield no power and influence in Washington.
But the only good news Mitt Romney delivered to conservatives since leaving office was the fact that he will not commit to running for another term in the Senate in two years.
“I’m going to cross that bridge down the road. I haven’t given a lot of attention yet,” Romney told The Hill.
Romney’s activities in Washington suggest he may call it quits after one term.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is heavily rumored to challenge Romney in a primary.
And conservative Utah Congressman-turned-Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz is eyeing running against Romney.
Despite the fact that Romney is all but assured to face a conservative, pro-Trump primary challenger, Romney’s raised just $473,000 for his re-election campaign.
An incumbent not raising money is a giant red flag that they are considering retirement.
Utah political experts believe Romney will have a tough time winning a GOP primary.
BYU Political Science Professor Richard Davis told The Hill that the threat of a strong primary challenge gave Romney pause about running for re-election.
“I think that’s why he is giving this some pause. He will have a tough race with the Republican nomination process,” Davis stated.
Politicians hate campaigning.
Campaigning means begging donors for money.
And politicians especially hate spending their days fundraising for a race they could lose.
Chaffetz and Reyes are the types of well-known candidates with built-in donor bases who can parlay a Trump endorsement into victory, Davis added.
“Either one of them would be a formidable opponent for Romney within the Republican Party because he has made himself persona non grata with many of the conservative Republicans,” Davis continued. “He’s actually more popular with Democrats and independents than he is with Republicans right now. So getting past the Republican primary would be a tough one.”
Over the last two years Mitt Romney’s done everything in his power to undercut the conservative movement and help Democrats.
Romney voted to convict President Trump twice in Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s sham impeachment trials.
Romney also voted for a $1.2 trillion down payment on the Green New Deal.
Mitt Romney also voted to confirm the radical left Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
And finally, Romney is actively working to help Democrats maintain their Senate majority.
Romney will not endorse or support his fellow Utah Republican Mike Lee in his re-election bid.
“I don’t think endorsements make any difference in a race to speak of,” Romney stated of his refusal to endorse a fellow Republican. “People in the race are my friends. I usually try and avoid situations where they’ve been friends. I may endorse and I may not, but I really haven’t given it any thought at this point.”
Lee is facing Never Trump 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin who is running as an independent and trying to put together a coalition of Democrats and Never Trumpers like Romney to win the seat.
To make matters worse, McMullin – even though he claims to be a Republican – will not caucus with the GOP and if the Senate ends up 50 Republicans, 49 Democrats and McMullin, McMullin could vote to keep the Democrats in power.
If Mike Lee won a 51 to 49 GOP Senate would stop all of Joe Biden’s radical agenda and nominees.
Mitt Romney is among the worst things that ever happened to the Republican Party.
Because Romney routinely stabs conservatives in the back the media claims he is “principled.”
But in reality, Mitt Romney is a traitor to everything conservatives believe in.
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