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    Romney for Senate: Will Utah elect the anti-Trump?

    Seems like we can use a thread on this. (Sorry, I am not even a Utahn,* but this one has national implications.)

    We will see a lot of this in the coming months. Philip Klein is a hard-core, serious ideological purist on the right. I was waiting for him to write something like this:

    Reminder: Mitt Romney has no ideological core, and we have no idea what kind of senator he would be

    Klein thinks that the only thing Republicans need to do to win more elections is to be more conservative.

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    Romney will 100% win the second he announces. Hatch was very vulnerable in a Primary or a General election, but Mitt is a shoe-in.

    And Mitt may be an anti-Trumper, but he will be 100% pro-McConnell and will fall in line on everything.

    It will be hilarious, however, to watch the Trump machine flail in Utah in its attacks on Romney. The state may be super-Republican, but I think Trump turns the stomachs of nearly everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    It will be hilarious, however, to watch the Trump machine flail in Utah in its attacks on Romney.
    Completely agree.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    And Mitt may be an anti-Trumper, but he will be 100% pro-McConnell and will fall in line on everything.
    Party first!

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    Romney has earned my respect as a never-Trumper, but when it comes down to it, would he vote to remove Trump, if it jeopardized a SCOTUS pick?

    Trump could be quarantined to a cage, slurred speech, foaming at the mouth, carpet bombing f-bombs and repeatedly pushing a fake nuclear launch button, while rubbing his genitals at any woman walking by, and I can see Romney saying "well, the Constitution does say the President has the right to choose Supreme Court justices, so I have to respect the Constitution".

    Still, better than Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma'ake View Post
    Romney has earned my respect as a never-Trumper, but when it comes down to it, would he vote to remove Trump, if it jeopardized a SCOTUS pick?
    How would it jeopardize a judge pick? In a vote-to-remove-trump scenario, trump is replaced with another republican, right?

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