The establishment is always digging around for schemes to derail Donald Trump.
Enter Mitt Romney.
The failed 2012 Republican nominee could be about to launch a shocking challenge to Trump.
Romney is a leader of the #NeverTrump dead-enders that still refuse to acknowledge GOP voters rejected their globalism in favor of Trump’s nationalist populism.
During the primary, Romney gave an outrageous speech where he smeared Trump as a con man and fraud.
He continued the attacks after Trump won the election and even went so far as to endorse Antifa by ignoring their acts of terrorism in an effort to blast Trump after the tragic events in Charlottesville.
Now reports are surfacing he may have found his new platform to take on Trump.
“UtahPolicy.com reports Romney is gearing up to launch a Senate campaign should Utah’s Orrin Hatch decide to retire rather than seek a eighth term:
Sources tell UtahPolicy.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is preparing to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire.
Sources close to Romney say the two-time presidential candidate will jump into the 2018 Utah Senate scrum if Hatch opts not to.
So far, Hatch has not made up his mind as to whether he’ll run for an eighth term in 2018. He has previously said he was planning on running as long as his and his wife’s health holds up.
Dave Hansen, a longtime political advisor to Hatch, told UtahPolicy.com last month that he didn’t expect Hatch to decide on his political future until October. However, sources now tell UtahPolicy.com that Hatch may not make up his mind until December.
Hatch’s reticence to make a definitive announcement is presenting other candidates from getting in the race, but Romney has the financial resources to mount a campaign no matter when Hatch decides.
Rep. Chris Stewart also has said he would like to jump into the race if Hatch decides against running for an eighth term next year.
A UtahPolicy.com poll shows Romney would be in great shape to win a Senate race against Democrat Jenny Wilson. Romney pulls 64% of the vote to Wilson’s 26%. The poll shows Stewart would only be ahead of Wilson 34-30, but that’s likely due to Stewart being less familiar to Utah voters.
Earlier this year Hatch said he would be willing to step aside if an “outstanding person” like Mitt Romney were to run for the seat he currently holds.”
As a Senator, Romney would quickly ascend to the leader of the anti-Trump establishment.
He would fight Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda to push the donor class wish list of amnesty, international trade deals, and foreign wars.
With establishment Senators Luther Strange, Jeff Flake and Dean Heller trailing pro-Trump challengers in the polls, Romney’s campaign would represent a beachhead for the establishment to try and wrap their clutches around control of the party.
Romney lost in 2012 because his by-the-establishment-book campaign failed to mobilize voters.
But elites like Romney would rather be in control of the party and lose elections than win by turning the steering wheel over to grassroots conservatives.
His impending Senate campaign is the establishment’s latest scheme to wrest power back from Donald Trump and the voters who put him in the White House.