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  • How Mitt Romney could take down Trump: Become the Republican Ralph Nader

    11/19/2018 9:43:28 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nestor Ramos
    No, even though the votes from last week aren’t even all counted yet, it is, of course, time to move on to the next election. And while the discussion so far has focused on which Democrats are running and who among them is best positioned to defeat President Trump, I’ve got the perfect candidate to dethrone the Donald. It’s Mitt Romney. Or maybe Jeff Flake. Ben Sasse? Sure, whatever. Any of them will do. Because I’m not suggesting that any of these vocal Trump critics from within the president’s own party — including Massachusetts’ re-gift to Utah — run as...
  • June 2018: Running for Reelection, Mia Love Distances Herself from Trump

    11/07/2018 6:40:50 AM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    NRO ^ | June 11 2018 | Daniel Allott
    She mostly supports his policies but shares the concerns of conservative Utah voters about his character.
  • Fox News: Willard Wins Utah Senate Seat

    11/06/2018 7:06:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will defeat Democrat Jenny Wilson to succeed retiring GOP Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah, Fox News can project.
  • Mitt Romney winning men, women, Republicans and independents in final weeks of Senate race

    10/15/2018 5:46:24 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 44 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/15/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    Three-fourths of Utah’s Democratic voters plan to vote for Jenny Willson in next month’s U.S. Senate election, according to a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. But that’s where the good news for Wilson ends, as the poll shows her opponent Mitt Romney winning among men, women, all age groups, Republicans and unaffiliated voters, for an overall lead of 59 percent to Wilson’s 23 percent
  • Romney dodges questions on past Trump attacks during Utah Senate debate

    10/10/2018 2:02:52 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a heavy favorite in the race to replace retiring Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, ducked questions about his previous attacks on President Trump during a debate on Tuesday night. Romney called Trump a "phony, a fraud" during the 2016 presidential campaign, and said he was playing the American people for "suckers." He also said that candidate Trump's "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University" -- prompting Trump to hit back and call Romney, who lost his bid to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012, a disloyal "choke artist." But on Tuesday, when...
  • Mitt Romney Facebook post today

    08/22/2018 10:41:51 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 94 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/22/2018 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney 1 hr · The events of the last 24 hours confirm that conduct by highly-placed individuals was both dishonorable and illegal. Also confirmed is my faith in our justice system and my conviction that we are a nation committed to the rule of law.
  • Mitt Romney: Last 24 hours confirms ‘my faith in our justice system’

    08/23/2018 9:54:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Mitt Romney (R) said the "last 24 hours" have confirmed his "faith" in the U.S. justice system after President Trump's former campaign chairman was convicted on eight felony counts while his former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to various counts including campaign finance law violations. "The events of the last 24 hours confirm that conduct by highly-placed individuals was both dishonorable and illegal," Romney, who is running for the Senate in Utah, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. "Also confirmed is my faith in our justice system and my conviction that we are a nation committed to the rule of law."...
  • Hatch to Google: I'm not dead, here's proof

    07/24/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the world to know he’s very much alive after a Google search results snafu had declared the 84-year-old Utah Republican dearly departed. On Monday night, Hatch’s office pointed out the news of the senator’s “death” via the search engine. Pulling from a faulty Wikipedia entry, Google had declared that Hatch passed away last September. Matt Whitlock, Hatch's spokesman, tells ITK, “When Sen. Hatch first heard of his passing he was quite alarmed. Having advanced four major bills last night he was surprised to hear that he may have been dead the whole time.” Hatch’s office tweeted...
  • Bill Maher Offers Mitt Romney $1M To Wrest Country From Donald Trump In HBO Special

    07/08/2018 8:51:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 7, 2018 | Lisa de Moraes
    Bill Maher has offered Mitt Romney $1M to take over the United States. The HBO late night star reminded viewers that, when the former Massachusetts governor ran for POTUS in 2012, “I was so scared Romney was going to be president I gave Obama a million bucks.” Explaining what a difference a few years, and one Donald Trump presidency, can make, Maher announced, “I would gladly give Romney $1M tomorrow if he would take over America. Swear to god!” “I will become a Mormon, how about that?” the well-known atheist said, upping the offer on Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma,...
  • Mitt Romney: 'Too early' to say if I'll support Trump in 2020

    07/01/2018 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2018 | Daniel Chaitan
    Mitt Romney said it is "too early" to say he will support President Trump in 2020. The Utah candidate for U.S. senator further explained to MSNBC's Kasie Hunt, in an interview that aired Sunday evening, that his prior prediction that Trump will get re-elected was not an endorsement. "I also think Gavin Newsom will get elected [as governor] in California. That's not something I want to see, it's just something that's probably going to happen," Romney added. Romney was also prompted to speak about whether he wants a Republican to challenge Trump in a 2020 primary. "There will be people...
  • Republican Senator uses Facebook Live to ask Trump to step down (Mike Lee, Oct 8, 2016)

    06/28/2018 1:20:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 8, 2016 | Jordan Golson
    In a stunning late night Facebook Live video, Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee pleaded with Donald Trump to step aside and give up his nomination for president. The video, which Lee filmed from his home in Utah, is like many on Facebook Live — a single person, speaking to the camera, spreading a message.
  • Romney wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

    06/26/2018 7:42:54 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 168 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Mitt Romney is leading Mike Kennedy, 77 percent to 23 percent in initial returns posted after polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the race to become the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.
  • Romney looks to lead GOP’s establishment wing

    06/10/2018 4:04:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/10/18 | Alex Isenstadt
    Mitt Romney is mapping out plans to become a major player in the Senate — positioning himself to be the spokesman of a listless Republican Party establishment that’s been steamrolled by President Donald Trump. The failed presidential candidate turned Utah Senate hopeful has made it clear to senior party officials that he intends to make a splash with his all-but-certain arrival on Capitol Hill next year, according to nearly a dozen senators, major party donors and confidants who’ve spoken with him.
  • Romney Converts to Trumpism, Never Trumper

    06/09/2018 9:45:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/09/18 | Jeff Crouere
    President Trump seems to be convincing some of his harshest critics, even a former “Never Trumper” like Mitt Romney In the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney had victory in his sights after a strong first debate performance against the incumbent, Barack Obama. Instead of continuing to campaign on the offensive, Romney decided to play defense, tamp down his criticism of Obama and finish the race on a positive note. This lamebrain strategy failed miserably as Romney lost the final two debates, in which he refused to vigorously condemn Obama and his horrible policies. Not surprisingly, Obama won the...
  • Mitt Romney says he voted for his wife in 2016

    05/31/2018 7:37:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Mitt Romney made no secret of his criticism of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, but until now, he had not publicly revealed who he voted for: his wife, Ann. "I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president," the Utah US Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards Wednesday. Romney said he realized his vote "wasn't going to go anywhere, but nonetheless felt that I was putting in a very solid name."
  • Romney: Those who mock McCain 'humiliate themselves' (another liberal republican heard from!)

    05/13/2018 3:13:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 103 replies
    The hill.com ^ | 5/12/18 | John Bowden
    Senate candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Saturday that those who mock Arizona Sen. John McCain's (R) failing health "humiliate themselves." His comments follow The Hill's report that White House special assistant Kelly Sadler mocked McCain's cancer diagnosis during a meeting with communication staffers Thursday morning. "John McCain makes America great. Father, grandfather, Navy pilot, POW hero bound by honor, an incomparable and irrepressible statesman. Those who mock such greatness only humiliate themselves and their silent accomplices," Romney wrote.
  • Romney praises Trump's first year in office: It's similar to things 'I'd have done'

    05/01/2018 6:57:01 AM PDT · by McGruff · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/18 | John Bowden
    Former GOP presidential nominee and current Senate candidate Mitt Romney praised President Trump's first year in office on Tuesday, saying it was similar to what the first year of a Romney administration would look like. In response to a question from a voter in Utah, Romney seemed to indicate that he largely approved of the policies pursued by the Trump administration during Trump's first year in the White House, calling it "better than expected," the Washington Examiner reports. “His first year is very similar to things I’d have done my first year,” Romney said. "The things he’s actually done have...
  • Vanity - Utah voters...No Mitt Romney for Senate...ever!!!

    04/25/2018 7:14:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The Utah Republican Party state caucus wisely rejected Mitt Romney as their standard bearer for the now open U.S. Senate seat, for many good reasons. Paramount among those reasons is that Romney is naught but, a "Never Trumper" RINO, Establishment elitist. Last night in the Arizona, 8th Congressional District House seat special election, Trump supporter, Debbie Lesko defeated the Democrat candidate with a victory margin of six percent. Had she taken the anti-Trump, stance that Romney takes, owns and espouses, she would have lost that seat to the Democrat. She backed Trump, and she backed building the border wall, and...
  • Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

    04/23/2018 2:25:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | 4/23/18 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys. (Romney lost to Ted Kennedy in the 1994 Senate race in Massachusetts.) This is Mike Kennedy, a conservative state legislator from Alpine who outgunned Romney at the Utah Republican Party's state convention over the weekend, getting himself into a primary election June 26. Romney had already qualified for the ballot through signature gathering. But who is this guy? In short, Kennedy is a married father of eight children who works as a family...
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/23/2018 7:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/22/2018 | Maeve Reston
    West Valley, Utah (CNN) — Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%....