Mitt Romney is a boob.
He’s a completely innocuous lawmaker, a placeholder, a vessel through which Democrats and liberal media can pretend not to hate Republicans. Mitt Romney is the least consequential Republican Senator arguably in America’s entire history. No one cares about him and no one will remember him when he’s gone — plain and simple.
However, he’s often called upon by liberal media outlets who routinely ask him about Donald Trump.
The Utah Republican said recently that Former President Donald Trump is “very likely” to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee if he chooses to run.
The senator, who voted twice to convict the former president in his impeachment trials, told Politico in an interview that Trump continues to hold firm support in the party, particularly after Trump endorsed Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance shortly before his primary victory.
“I don’t delude myself into thinking I have a big swath of the Republican Party,” Romney said to Politico. “It’s hard to imagine anything that would derail his support. So if he wants to become the nominee in ’24, I think he’s very likely to achieve that.”
“He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear,” he added. “If he decides to run, he will become the nominee.”
Trump-endorsed House candidates Max Miller, Madison Gesiotto Gilbert and J.R. Majewski defeated their rivals in their Tuesday races, Politico reported. Vance trailed behind rivals Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons prior to Trump’s endorsement April 15.
Retiring Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Trump’s endorsement mattered for Vance’s victory in the primary, according to Politico.
Romney, the former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, stated in 2021 that Trump would attain the Republican nomination if he decided to run, adding he would continue to play a major role in the party.
A 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll found that Trump holds strong support among Republicans and conservatives, earning 59% support while Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second with 28%. The former president has hinted at potentially running for re-election on several occasions by answering that people will be “very happy” with a future announcement.
If Trump runs, and it’s likely he will, Mitt Romney will become the de facto media face for the Republican Party — just like in 2016 and 2020. No one loves the spotlight more than the debonair Senator who seemingly just won’t go away.
Author: Asa McCue