When he was running for President, Mitt Romney once described himself as “severely conservative.”
However, nowadays, it seems the junior Senator from Utah has become the face of the RINO-wing of the Republican Party.
And just in time for Christmas, Romney is delivering a lump of coal to all those wishing he’d retire.
Trump vs. Romney
The last two GOP nominees for President were Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.
Talk about a contrast in personalities and policies.
Romney lost in embarrassing fashion to Barack Obama in 2012.
Trump soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 and then lost in a very close contest against Joe Biden in 2020.
The two have never got along, with Romney constantly being a thorn in the side of the 45th President of the United States.
The 2016 loser even once voted to convict Trump following a Democrat impeachment witch hunt.
But Romney’s vendetta against Trump doesn’t stop with the former President – it extends down to all America First candidates.
In fact, the Utah Senator has refused to endorse the Beehive State’s Senior Republican Senator, Mike Lee.
Romney has also become the leading voice for the country club, Chamber of Commerce-wing of the GOP.
This year alone, Romney has voted with Democrats in compromising away your Second Amendment rights and more recently voted to advance Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion obese omnibus bill, stuffed to the brim with pork-barrel spending and goodies and handouts for the woke.
Six more years for Mitt?
Given his advanced age at 75-years-old and his frustrations with the Republican base, many beltway insiders have predicted the failed Presidential candidate might retire rather than run for re-election and another six-years in the Upper Chamber.
But now Romney says he’s considering all his options ahead of 2024.
“I haven’t made a decision, finally,” the former GOP standard-bearer told POLITICO. “And probably won’t do that anytime in the immediate future.”
POLITICO followed up, asking if he believed he’d win a second-term in the Senate should he decide to run.
“Frankly, not a question in my mind,” Romney said. “I’ve faced long odds: Getting the nomination in 2012 was a long shot, becoming a Republican Governor in one of the most liberal states in America, Massachusetts . . . so, I’m convinced that if I run, I win. But that’s a decision I’ll make.”
Meanwhile, Trump has predicted Romney would lose his Senate seat in 2024 if he seeks re-election.
It has previously been reported the Trump team is courting Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to challenge Romney next election cycle.
Reyes was co-chair of Trump’s Utah campaign in 2020.
During the 2022 Midterms, while issuing an endorsement for Utah’s other Senator, Republican Mike Lee, Trump added that Mitt Romney, “can count on the fact that (he’ll) never have my Endorsement!”
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.