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Will Mitt Romney Become a 2020 Primary Challenger to Trump?

Will Mitt Romney Become a 2020 Primary Challenger to Trump?

Or will the man who once hoped to be Trump’s Secretary of State be Utah’s John McCain?

Political pundits are trying to divine the true meaning behind the recent social media clashes between President Donald Trump and Utah Senator Mitt Romney.

A few days ago, Romney accused Trump of “appalling” behavior in his call for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Trump robustly responded in a series of Tweets that described Romney as a “pompous ass.” He also suggested that the people of Utah impeach their recently elected representative.

In the wake of Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal of troops from Syria, Romney tweeted that the move means the president handed a victory to Assad, Russia, Iran, and ISIS and he abandoned the Kurds. Meanwhile, Trump reminded everyone that he will wage an economic war against Turkey if they do something “off limits.”

These exchanges have led some analysts to speculate that Romney may be testing the waters to challenge Trump during the 2020 primary season.

For example, pollsters are pressing the news that Romney wins a “hypothetical” primary challenge against Trump…as long as said voters were strictly Utah Republican.

In one of the first 2020 polls pitting President Trump against critic Mitt Romney, the new Utah senator crushes the 45th president.

It helps that the poll was of Utah Republicans.

The “hypothetical primary matchup” from OHPI had Trump losing to Romney 55 percent to 37 percent in Utah.

“Republican base voters around the country back President Trump,” said Mike Noble, chief of research of Phoenix-based research company OH Predictive Insights.

“But Beehive State voters buck that trend, giving the state’s junior senator a wide margin of victory in a matchup,” he added.

However, according to one of those infamous “unnamed sources,” what Romney really wants to do is to lead the Senate into removing Trump after the House impeaches him.

According to people close to Romney, he’s firmly decided against primarying Trump, an enterprise he believes to be a sure loser given Trump’s enduring GOP support. Romney has also told people that, as an unsuccessful two-time presidential candidate, he’s the wrong person to take on Trump. Instead, a Romney adviser told me, Romney believes he has more potential power as a senator who will decide Trump’s fate in an impeachment trial. “He could have tremendous influence in the impeachment process as the lone voice of conscience in the Republican caucus,” the adviser said. In recent days, Romney has been reaching out privately to key players in the Republican resistance, according to a person briefed on the conversations.

In terms of Impeachment Inquiry Theater, it appears that more and more politicians have connections to Ukraine, including Romney. One of the Utah politician’s top advisors worked on the same Ukrainian energy board as Hunter Biden.

According to web archives, top Mitt Romney adviser Joseph Cofer Black, who publicly goes by “Cofer Black,” joined Burisma’s board of directors while Hunter Biden was also serving on the board.

According to The New Yorker, Hunter joined Burisma’s board in April of 2014 and remained on it until he declined to renew his position this past May. Meanwhile, according to Burisma’s website, Black was appointed in February of 2017 and continues to serve on its board. The timelines would indicate that Black and Biden worked together at Burisma, and indeed, web archives from late 2017 show Black and Biden listed simultaneously on the board.

…It’s looking increasingly probable that Burisma, the subject of a series of corruption allegations in the past, has been smartly buying Western complacency by slapping a few famous names on its board.

And while Romney touts himself as a “man of character,” Fox News pundit and talk show host Tammy Bruce recalls how he treated our now highly successful Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. Romney chose Grenell as his 2012 campaign’s national security spokesman.

Grenell resigned after being pushed into the background during key events because he is gay.

Due to Romney’s failure to defeat Mr. Obama, Ric had to wait four more years before the nation had a candidate and then president with the character to not just recognize Ric’s talent but stand by him. Ric is now our Ambassador to Germany because President Trump made sure a passive-aggressive senate confirmed his nomination.

Mr. Romney says he doesn’t like what Mr. Trump stands for. But perhaps the fact that Mr. Trump actually stands for something is what really outrages the also-ran.

So, it appears that Utah may have its own version of John McCain. Romney seems to be planning to cast a shameful vote in the Senate that hurts the American people because of a personal vendetta.


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If he does, I fully expect Mighty Mitt to role over and show his below for a biscuit. Just like he did in 2012. Taken down by Candy Crowley.

JackinSilverSpring | October 8, 2019 at 7:18 am

Romney is only principled when it comes to Republicans. He is silent about DemoncRat crimes. I’m not sure if his loss in 2012 was a blessing even though we had to endure 4 more years of 0bama.

UnCivilServant | October 8, 2019 at 7:29 am

When is the filing deadline? For whatever reason I keep thinking it passed. Maybe it’s the Dem Circus giving the impression we’re farther into the season than we really are.

    Tom Servo in reply to UnCivilServant. | October 8, 2019 at 10:19 am

    It’s far from the deadline, but Romney won’t take the risk and run in the primary. Mainly because Romney has never taken a real risk in his life. He just wants to sit on the sidelines and take potshots at the people who are actually doing things.

Terence G. Gain | October 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

I think Romney should cross the floor and run for the Democrat presidential nomination. With all of his faults he would still be much better than anyone else in the race.

    oldgoat36 in reply to Terence G. Gain. | October 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

    He seems to like the leftists better than his own party.

    I wouldn’t bother voting for him should the unimaginable happen and he becomes the nominee. The leftists or Mittens winning would be about the same thing given his spineless act when it comes to confronting them.

    I don’t trust the man, I don’t think he is any more principled than Harry Reid or James Comey.

      rocky71 in reply to oldgoat36. | October 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

      And lest we forget, a Massachusetts Republican candidate is often nothing more than a jackass who wasn’t Left-enough to get a Democrat nomination.

    Mitt Romneycare is a white heterosexual male. That is the trifecta of evil, according to Democrats.

    No matter how much Romneycare pledges allegiance to Karl Marx Democrats will never nominate him.

      Even so, it’s fun to dream about the left having to eat what they said about him in 2012 … Penn Jillette having to eat all his ‘magic underwear’ comments, the MSM spinning the dog on the car roof story into a tale PETA could use for a promo brochure …

    jmccandles in reply to Terence G. Gain. | October 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Mittens the Mouse,surely he jests,hell he is a Commicrat in drag.
    None of the Leftists of either party stands a chance against Trump,thus the reason for the impeachment scam.

Terence G. Gain | October 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

I think Romney should cross the floor and run for the Democrat presidential nomination. With all of his faults he would still be much better than anyone else in the race.

Romney should stick to practicing his moral superiority with his own family, where he doesn’t have to go public about it.

2smartforlibs | October 8, 2019 at 8:48 am

The RINO arm of the GOP needs to figure out its days are over. Dole, McCain, Romney all RINO losers.

ScottTheEngineer | October 8, 2019 at 9:05 am

The entire article cited is second hand information and supposition.

It looks like it’s clearly designed to inflame anger and try to separate the Republicans into different factions to facilitate conquering. Dont fall for it.
Romney differs from Trump in that he’s a high road type person. Trump is definitely pettier and will fight back at any slight with sarcasm or direct insults. This is what makes him successful. To the left the high road is a weakness. Look how they treated GW.
McCain was the same way. Best buddy’s with his good friends in the media before he got the nomination then we found out he’s a racist worse than 10,000 Hitler’s. McCain was a total tool.

    “high road type person”

    My ass. Romney is a prog and a crook.

    I wouldn’t call what Romney is doing taking the high road.


    Apparently, there is a lot about Mitt Romney you either don’t know or chose to ignore.

    By his actions, Romney is a stealth socialist.

    We conservatives who lived in Massachusetts under Governor Romney know him better than most.

    Mitt is a solid component of the GOP Establishment that puts their big business donors wishes ahead of Americans and the Nation.

    Romney is a sellout and, in my view, a traitor.

Captain Underoos to the rescue! He’s going to make sure all those principled conservatives have some one they can get behind and lose. Sure they lose, sure they’re only going left slower but they can feel good about it and adjust their bowties.

The GOPe is the party of monetization. If it allows people to stripmine an industry they’ll be there with bells on. And Captain Underoos is the face of our carpetbaggers. If only they could get egg McMuffin to run with him the GOPe would be in heaven.

I don’t know too much about the religious tenets of the LDS church, but we have certainly found that they have a Judas goat.

Simple arithmetic tells me Mitt Romneycare won’t run against Trump. The vast bulk of Romneycare’s potential voters (Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans) will be voting in the Democrat primary, where they have any number of communist candidates to swoon over. Romneycare is a man with a John McCain-sized ego, and he does not want to get clobbered in a quixotic quest to dethrone the King of the Deplorables by letting the unwashed heathen voters reject him.

That Trump will be impeached is a given, considering that Democrats have promised it since before November 8 2016. Right now I don’t see enough votes in the Senate for removal. So to me the most likely scenario is that Romneycare – with his mini-mes Sasse and Lee and perhaps a few others – will drag out the Senate trial for weeks if not months. I would not be surprised to see Stormy Daniels and Russian hacking make a comeback, while Romneycare & Co shield Democrats from any serious inquiry about their illegal activities. Romneycare’s goal will be to bloody Trump enough in 2020 that voters will (he hopes) reject Trump.

Will Romney run? No.

He is much better suited to the role of Brutus in the Senate, suffering under a fevered delusion that Trump is a Julius Caesar that must be knifed in the back.

The media picked the Republican candidate in 2008, 2012 an 2016.

2008 they gave us a candidate who was a traditional GOP candidate in the mold of Nelsen Rockefeller who was a ‘war hero’, who they were sure they could stomp in the general election.

2012 they gave us a candidate who was a Wall Street darling, who they were sure they could stomp in the general election.

2016, they gave us a candidate who was a clown so they were sure could laugh their way to yet another Democratic victory, but the Democrats ran a scowfflaw.

Connivin Caniff | October 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Even his dog has a gripe against him.

    As I recall in 2012 the Democrats said Romney was an animal abuser. Candy Crowley eviscerated little Mitt in a debate.

    On the other hand Megyn Kelly was hit by a Trump MOAB when she tried her take down question at the first debate.

I see this as 2 questions;

1: Might he enter the primary race?

Answer: Maybe.

2: Will he actually be a “challenger” for Trump?

Answer: OMGROFLMAO…..LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL…….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL… Did you really just ask that? No, not even close.

“the lone voice of conscience in the Republican caucus”

…the lone lune voice of conscience in the Republican caucus…

Fixed it.

And Romney is a crook.

Mitt’s toast before he even leaves the starting gate.

Romney is a disgusting POS whose time has come and gone.