How does the former governor of Massachusetts, and former presidential candidate run for the senate in Utah? Someone must really want to stay in the swamp, or help protect the swamp or just maintain a spot in the national spotlight. Regardless of the reason, it smacks pathetic.
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.
One would have hoped that after Romney’s sad and pathetic showing against Barack Obama in 2012, he would have disappeared from politics forever.
Is he going to eventually run for President again?