Skip to comments.Republicans speculate that Mitt Romney's likely Senate run is the start of something much bigger
Posted on 01/23/2018 2:17:16 PM PST by cotton1706
One Republican consultant connected to the White House told Business Insider he thinks Romney's move after being elected is pretty clear: succeed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the GOP leader after 2020.
"If anything, it's Romney setting himself up to replace Mitch McConnell," the consultant said.
Romney would enter the body with much more clout than his Republican colleagues, including Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota, both possible contenders for the leadership position. And, he added, McConnell, who has the lowest approval rating in the Senate, may decide not to put himself through what would likely be a tough Republican primary.
Romney, he said, could "unite the caucus."
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Yeah. A bigger epic fail.
FReep You Mitt Romney (FUMR)!
Romney unite the caucus?? Well ok then.
Hopefully the people in Utah will tell the Oven Mitt that it is over
Please have only two people in the primary so the slate doesn’t get filled with people who can’t win so the Oven Mitt can just waltz in
They assume he can win in the first place...................
Can’t Romney find anything meaningful to do with his self-serving life other than fart away in an echo chamber?
It wouldn’t be his turn. Truth is most of those Senators are boneheads.
Lost me at the part about “a consultant” This is bull shiite and nothing to be concerned about.
Why would a loser like Romney have more clout?
Thune yes..Cornyn no...Romney get a rope...
Milt Rombley needs to go away.
There is one man would be worse then Mich.
McConnell served in the senate for thirty years (1985-2015) before getting the job he holds now. The senate is all about seniority. I don’t care who Romney is or how rich he is, he won’t be handed that job for at least twenty years. Sorry, Mitt, you’re dreaming.
Mitt would be lucky to get 2% in a primary.
The game has changed.
Perhaps, Mitt Romney aspires to replace Russell M. Nelson.
Romney reminds me of that character “Big Daddy” in that great Tennessee Williams play, “Dog on a Hot Car Roof”.
Uh Oh. He’s going to put his dog on the car roof again.
HA HA HA
The most liberal governor in U.S. history, abortion profiteer Mitt Romney, uniting that pack of liberal fakers sounds plausible, but far from desirable.