by James Buchanan
Mitt Romney seems to think as a high level Globalist that he’s entitled to be the Republican candidate for president or most recently Senator of Utah.
A recent news article reports “After 11 hours of political elbowing and shoving at the Utah Republican Convention — held appropriately at a hockey arena — delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race.”
“In fact, Kennedy — a doctor and lawyer — finished in first place at the convention with 51 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49 percent. The former GOP presidential nominee fell far short of the 60 percent needed to clinch the nomination outright.”
Perhaps Romney failed to notice that out of a total of 17 candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 (including several liberal Republicans indistinguishable from Romney), Donald Trump basically steam-rolled his opposition, taking an early lead and crushing Ted Cruz in the primaries as Republicans chose someone, who wasn’t controlled by the Globalists and pro-Amnesty lobby.
Romney further marginalized himself by taking several cheap shots at Trump during the election, basically reminding right-wing voters that Romney is part of Establishment politics and is a System Republican, not a populist candidate, who reflects the will of the people.
Many Americans are still mad at Romney for failing to defeat Obama in 2012, which was easily do-able, but he appeared to just give up and quit or maybe someone told him he was the designated loser and that Obama was going to get two terms. In hindsight, nothing would have changed with Romney as president.
The American Right has left politicians like Romney in the rear view. To be a viable candidate in 2018 on the Right, you have to support Trump and support the Border Wall. Romney is zero for two.
Thankfully, the people of Utah appear to be paying attention, and hopefully they’ll nominate a candidate for Senator, who actually represents their interests, rather than the rich liberal guy, who thinks he has some special privilege.