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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mitt loses in Utah

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lost to Dr. Mike Kennedy in a Utah state Republican Party convention vote to pick a nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Fortunately for Romney, Kennedy did not get 60% of the vote, which was needed to secure the nomination. Now the nomination will be decided in the June 26 primary.

Kennedy is a medical doctor and a lawyer. He opposes raising taxes and expanding Medicaid. He is big on the Second Amendment and on limited government in general.

"Even with his name recognition and campaign war chest, Romney couldn't get the 60 percent of the vote he needed to avoid a primary. At the Utah GOP Convention, Romney split the vote with conservative state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who acknowledged that after a long day at convention, the room was getting tired," NPR reported.

And then Kennedy said, "But you know what I'm really tired of? I'm tired of business as usual in Washington, D.C."

And with that, Kennedy tarred Mitt Romney as a D.C. insider.

The NPR quote from Romney did not help him, "Everybody can talk a good game. We're all for the same policies, but who can actually get the job done? And I hope to be able to get the job done for the people of Utah."

With that, Mitt Romney tarred Mitt Romney as a D.C. insider.

That may not be so bad as both men seek to replace the longest serving member of this Senate. Insiders get your road paved.

A reader nominated Mitt for the Trump Effect Hall of Shame.

I'll get back to him after June 26th.

16 comments:

  1. Getting rid of Mitt Romney would be the best thing that ever happened for Utah, like getting rid of globali$m would be for the USA!

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  2. This is great news.

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  3. No clue why Mitt Romney, who's had two abbreviated periods of residency in Utah in his 71 years on Earth, is running for office there. Except, perhaps, that Liz Cheney demonstrated Republican voters don't mind blatant carpetbaggers. It's difficult to understand why this accomplished man wants to waste his life sitting in Mitch McConnell's Senate. (And, given her extensive family responsibilities, it's at least as difficult to see why Liz Cheney wants to spend hundreds of hours on airplanes every year traveling to Wyoming pretending she lives there).

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    1. Only one possible reason:Trump will live rent-free in Mitt's head as long as Mitt live. His mission in life has become destroyind PDJT,and the Senate is the most effective way to do that. Be Trump's worst nightmare and take McCain's place as the MSM's favorite Republican.

      BLESS 51% of the Utah Convention

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  4. As ever with Romney. Right man, wrong job. He'd have made a satisfactory (if imperfect) president. His time has passed.

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    1. During the debate with Obama the 2nd time, we found out how wrong he would have been as President. It would have been business as usual.

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    2. I agree. Mittens is another GOPe creature who already had a gracious concession speech written ( like JEB! ).

      Bucky

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    3. Mitt's not a 'creature' of anyone. He's a highly accomplished man who really doesn't need this. Jeff Flake's whole life has been built around politics. Mitt's has not. The question is why in his 70s he's competing for office again. He was a state governor. The U.S. Senate is a step down.

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  5. When he decided to run, Mitt was supposed to win in a landslide. I wonder if the Russians did him in. Maybe Kennedy defecated on a bed in a hotel room in Moscow that Romney once stayed in.

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  6. Mitt isn't helping himself. Here's a headline today:

    Mitt Romney won’t commit to backing Trump for re-election: ‘We’re going to wait and see’

    Telling GOP deplorables "don't elect me" right before going into a primary run-off seems to me to be spectacularly dumb.


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    1. Yep. Go home, Mitt, and stay there.

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    2. Well said, Bruce of Newcastle.

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    3. #54 in Don's long list IF he gets stomped by Kennedy.

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    4. Sam L He can't go home he doesn't know where it's at.

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    5. Trump humiliated the Capitol Hill nexus. That nexus has responded in various ways. Mitt's not part of the nexus, but he has an affinity for their viewpoints.

      Mitt's temporizing in these circumstances is less irritating than the day-to-day conduct of Messrs. Ryan and McConnell, both of whom are incompetent. It's less irritating than the prima donna behavior of Messrs McCain, Corker, and Flake. It's less irritating than the Bushes, father and son, who said flat nothing for eight years (even during the worst scandals) and then awoke from their slumbers to trash the Republican nominee.

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