It wouldn’t surprise me to see him jump into the presidential race as a democrat.
Definitely could. My thought was that his stab in the back was his “bona fide” marker such that if Trump didn’t run in 2020, was very vulnerable, etc., (none of which I believe will happen) that he has his spot in the field on the GOPe side.
I know what I’m about to comment here may not be the best analogy but remember after the Gulf War when GHW’s approval was in the low 90s? A LOT of Dems didn’t even bother pursuing the Dem nomination, particularly Mario Cuomo (who likely regretted that decision to his dying day). They ceded the field and Clinton swooped in. Could be that Romney is calculating that this is a cheap bet with no or little downside.
My 1 1/2 cents,
I think you are right that Mitch and Paul will run as Democrats but they are the wrong sex and color.