Mitt Romney, it is reported, is considering a run for Senator from Utah, presumably to position himself to replace Orrin Hatch who, it is thought, may be getting tired of the game. I don’t know! Hatch is in his 80’s. John Kasich of Ohio is still running for President. He didn’t get the memo.
Romney had a good run. He has already been an eastern liberal governor, a moderate Republican presidential candidate, like George W. Bush, considered a candidate for Secretary of State by President Trump and, one may presume, possibly a candidate for the highest office of the LDS Church. He’s that saintly, so we’re told. Why then does he want to stay in the game as a Senator? Because, like Kasich, he hates Trump and, he hates Trump’s agenda even more.
Both Romney and Kasich cling to the belief that America can be better run by intellectuals of their caliber, who see politics as all inclusive with both party’s contributing to the betterment of America. They both see value in compromise, with the Democrats, because neither accepts the change of the Democrat Party from an American one to a Marxist one. Neither recognizes that because of Trump, the Democrat Party, across America, is all but dead and only kept alive because a moribund collection of moderate Republicans, still in leadership, keeps them there.
Eight years of Democrat political hegemony in DC, led by the Clintons, Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, & et. al, has disabused enough Americans of the notion that multiculturalism, diversity, LGBTQ deviancy, an emasculated military and “snowflake” citizens, is probably really not good for America after all, and should be brought to an end.
Kasich and Romney are true believers in “Compassionate Conservatism” or “Socialism lite,” and both truly believe they can bring Americans along with them if we “just agree to get along,” you know, hands across the aisle, all that sort of nonsense. Kasich’s dilemma is that he still cannot believe any Republican, but especially him, could have lost to Donald Trump. He forgets that Hillary lost to Trump too. More importantly, both forget the conservative voter base.
Kasich has an opinion on everything. In response to the violence in Charlottesville, Kasich said: “There is no place in America for this violence and vicious hatred coming from white nationalist, KKK & neo-nazi groups. These groups are corrupting our country’s greatness. America can and must be better. This violence and hate must stop.”……We all know that. But he didn’t mention the Black Lives Matter thugs, or the Antifa anarchists. Was he implying the violence was Trumps fault? Yes! And, it was really Obama and the Democrats that corrupted America’s greatness.
He appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation with Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper and spoke about “how America can accomplish so much if we’d end the partisan battles and come together to face our biggest challenges.” Our biggest challenges is replace and repeal Obamacare, reduce the onerous tax code and restore the military. Democrats want none of that, they’re Marxist/Socialists. What does he have in mind then one wonders?
Kasich was the fourth place loser in the Republican selection process and still has an opinion on how to do it better. Romney, on the other hand, has kept his own counsel. Now that he has opened the idea of a senatorial candidacy however, perhaps we’ll hear more from him. I am not at all sanguine that either will promote the Trump agenda but would work tirelessly against it. They are not friends to conservatives.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
IMAGE: Republican then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich participate in a roundtable discussion in Westerville, Ohio. (Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press)