When he was running for President, Mitt Romney once described himself as “severely conservative.”
But Romney is a RINO who fits the mold of the late John McCain.
And Mitt Romney may have to defeat Donald Trump to win re-election to the Senate in 2024.
Donald Trump vs. Mitt Romney
The last two GOP nominees for President were Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.
There may be no greater disparity in personalities and policies within the GOP than between Trump and Romney.
Romney lost in embarrassing fashion to Barack Obama in 2012.
Trump soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 and then lost a controversial contest against Joe Biden in 2020.
The two have never been allies, with Romney constantly being a thorn in the side of the 45th President of the United States.
Romney even voted to convict Trump in the Democrats’ sham impeachment trial.
But his vendetta against Trump extends down to all America First candidates.
In fact, Romney refused to endorse Senator Mike Lee’s re-election efforts last year.
Of course, Lee won in a landslide without Romney’s support.
But Romney has become the leading voice for the establishment wing of the GOP.
Last year, Romney voted for gun control and to advance Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion omnibus bill.
Romney facing re-election challengers in his own Party
Romney, who will turn 76 years old next month, is up for re-election in 2024.
The failed Presidential candidate has already indicated he will indeed run for a second term in the Upper Chamber.
But Trump is ready to make Romney work for it.
In fact, if Trump has his way, Romney won’t even make it to the General Election.
The 2024 GOP Presidential frontrunner has two possible challengers to Primary Mitt Romney in 2024.
Robert O’Brien vs. Mitt Romney
Back in 2018, Robert O’Brien was then-President Trump’s Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.
He was promoted to “ambassador” status one year later.
After successfully returning multiple Americans to their country, Trump promoted O’Brien once again to National Security Advisor.
O’Brien – who is also Mormon – is no stranger to Romney.
In 2012, O’Brien worked for Romney’s national campaign.
But O’Brien and Romney no longer agree on politics.
While Romney has been in a political war with Trump, O’Brien has said he will endorse his third bid for the White House.
And according to the Salt Lake City Deseret News, O’Brien is considering moving full-time to Utah where he could potentially challenge Romney in a Primary in 2024.
However, O’Brien stopped short of confirming a Primary challenge to the Deseret News.
Sean Reyes vs. Mitt Romney
But Trump isn’t putting all his eggs in the O’Brien basket.
Rumors around Washington, D.C. suggest the Trump team is courting Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to challenge Romney in 2024.
Reyes was co-chair of Trump’s Utah campaign in 2020.
Meanwhile, former Congressman Jason Chaffetz said he is enjoying his time as an analyst on Fox News, but told the Deseret News that he isn’t ruling out a challenge to Romney.
Trump has previously predicted Romney will lose his Senate seat in 2024.