I think many of us are chomping at the bit to see who is going to run for President in the upcoming 2024 election. We know that President Trump is running and the RINOs hate that. In fact, Mitt Romney, the current U.S. Senator from Utah, recently made a rather confident assertion in an interview with Politico: “I’m convinced that if I run, I win.” To many, such a statement may seem quite arrogant. However, upon further examination of both his 2018 election results and his support from members of the Republican Party leadership, it is not unreasonable for Senator Romney to be so sure about his prospects for re-election in 2024.
Senator Romney’s bid for re-election in 2024 will be no ordinary race due to a number of factors; namely, his past criticism of and occasional votes against President Trump. Despite this unusual situation however, he has managed to maintain the full support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. In fact, McConnell went as far as to say “It’s important for the Republican Party and the country that he runs again.” Such unwavering support demonstrates how highly respected Senator Romney is among members of the GOP leadership.
In addition to having the backing of top Republicans in Washington D.C., Senator Romney also coasted through his 2018 election bid with ease. He first defeated state Representative Mike Kennedy by a margin of more than 50 points in the Utah Republican senate primary before going on to beat Democrat Jenny Wilson by nearly 33 points during the general election that same year; a result which was indicative of how popular Senator Romney had become within just two years time since taking office in 2017.
Furthermore, going into such an unusual reelection bid does present certain challenges for Senator Romney, namely that certain Republicans may take offense at some of the criticisms he has leveled at former President Trump throughout his first term as senator or even disagree with his vote to impeach President Trump twice. Once as a solo Republican senator and then again alongside six other GOP senators during the second sham impeachment trial.
Like it or not, Mitt Romney may very well have good reason to be confident that he would be victorious come 2024 given both his own “successes” up until now and strong support among those who hold key positions within today’s Republican Party.
Let me point out if it wasn’t clear in the article, I do not support RINOs and that includes Mitt Romney.