72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move

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72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As reporters, editors, and producers in the mainstream media seek to lionize former Massachusetts Governor and incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney for his recent Washington Post op-ed criticizing President Trump, they should consider this critical set of numbers: 72-9.

These figures represent the margin by which President Trump would beat Mitt Romney in a four-way 2020 Republican Primary if it were held today, according to a December McLaughlin & Associates survey. I’ve been studying politics for a long time, and 72-9 is fairly decisive.

I faced Romney in the 2012 primary, and he won. He is a smart, competitive, serious man who genuinely wants America to succeed.

This is why I am so puzzled by his decision to start the year attacking the president – before even being sworn into the Senate or given committee assignments.

Romney has no doubt had a successful career (in politics and business). However, I suspect he will soon learn that regardless of his past achievements, he is now a freshman senator – and the Senate doesn’t care who you used to be.

Most immediately, he should be learning how to operate in the Senate. It is a complicated, arcane body that can take decades to understand. Romney should reach out to Senators like Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, and Lindsey Graham, to learn how to move the system and make it work.

I can’t figure out why Romney thought ribbing the president was strategically more useful than offering ideas to solve the problem at the border and get the government fully-funded. In fact, Romney and every other Republican should join Senator Graham in talking to Americans everywhere about the plan to secure the border while protecting the Dreamers.

Instead of picking a fight with his own party’s president, Romney should be asking why the Democrats apparently care more about hating President Trump than they do about helping nearly 700,000 people who were brought to our country as children and have lived as Americans their entire lives.

Additionally, Romney could be offering Republicans insight into defeating Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential candidacy – since she represents the state he once governed.

Instead of starting his Senate service by seeking to lead a small, shrinking anti-Trump faction of congressional Republicans, I hope Romney takes advantage of his very real chance to help our country – and the Republican party at the same time.

More than perhaps any other person in Congress, Romney could become a very effective bridge between the White House and business leaders. If he spends his time focusing on policy objectives instead of noise, he could make a serious impact on our future.

However, if he allows his political staff to turn him into the premier anti-Trump senator, he will severely limit his effectiveness and potentially endanger the Senate majority and Republican agenda.

I hope Senator Romney gets beyond the noise and learns to find common ground for the common good.

Your Friend,
Newt


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Rock
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Rock

Is the picture shown, a reenactment type of thing of how he grasped Obama’s crank while on his knees ? The position of his hand… his mouth opening…..
Typical action for a Romney RINO “I LOVE THE DEMS” production.

Raymond F Miller
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Raymond F Miller

Romney is about as stupid as one can be and still function, if believes that this move endears him to Americans. He actually is no different than the Muslim wench that used a rendition of the “F” bomb during her swearing in. This after OUR President went to bat for this ungrateful swine and helped him win, what a two faced POS he is.

Greggrey C Cudworth
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Greggrey C Cudworth

Not sure why you are puzzled, Mitt has always been a self-serving snake. Look at his past; both civil service and corporate.

willy d
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willy d

Romney had to be elected, somebody had to take the place of Ryan, a real true rhino, when he lost the republican nomination he said he wouldn’t support Trump, boy when Trump won he couldn’t make it to his knees fast enough, good riddance to that rhino!!!!!!!!!! But now we have to put up with that looser that moved from Mass, to Utah to get back into politics, after being destroyed by Obama, the republicans sure have a way of picking up old losers, and he started Obama care in Mass, how is that working out?????

Jim
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Jim

IT IS SIMPLE!………………………….. He is just a jackass!

Phil in TX
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Phil in TX

Newt, The only problem I see with your statements here is “In fact, Romney and every other Republican should join Senator Graham in talking to Americans everywhere about the plan to secure the border while protecting the Dreamers.” We don’t need to be protecting “the Dreamers”. ALL illegals need to be rounded up and deported. PERIOD. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. At the same time, we need to BUILD THE WALL. This is the end that Romney, the rest of the Republicans and ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS should be working toward. I know, there’s not a chance in Hell… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

He is nothing but a carpetbagger and will move wherever he can get votes. Utah was a very strong Constitutionalist state but now a RINO has infected it. His daddy was governor of Michigan and that is where the money came from for him to destroy companies. I might add that his daddy was a very poor governor. Like father, like son. An old saying comes to mind, a bad penny keeps showing up. Remember he started obamacare in Mass. You know where that got us.

Roger
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Roger

Mitt’s running already when he should be squawking about how during his run for a Pres, Obama and the Dems ridiculed him for daring to say that the Rusdians were the biggest threat to the US in the coming years, and now that’s all they can talk about. He should be backing Trump and working to pull the Reps together to in order to regain the House, hold the Senate and the Executive in 2020.

Don Baker
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Don Baker

Seems Romney is another Jeff Flake with a better haircut. Unfortunately the people of Utah was more interested in electing a Mormon rather than a conservative who would be a good senator and represent their values. That does not describe RINO Romney.

mikeL
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mikeL

Romney is the current america’s Soros!

Joe Pickett
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Joe Pickett

President Trump is not the smoothest or diplomatic president. He is a straight shooter with the grit to standup against the swamp and the haters and still work to make America better. I support the President and pray for him and his family daily.
America used to be a Christian nation and light to the world, now we are so corrupt and sinful we make the Rome Empire look like nursery school. Only God can save America.

Renfro
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Renfro

McCain,Flake and Corker, now the RINO torch passes on to Romney.

joefoam
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joefoam

He’ll make an excellent replacement for Flake

michael
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michael

McSally already has that senate seat till 2020. Her partner in the senate is a multi gender wacko elected by students and faculty at Arizona State University. I witnessed the change from conservative to a liberal/marxist university with the largest voting block in the state. The Native American vote goes to the Demo/Socialist party.

joefoam
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joefoam

Special polling places were set up at ASU to harvest the votes for Sinema. Apparently the students missed the stories of Sinema calling Arizonans ‘crazy’, the state was a ‘meth lab’ and you were at risk of being shot because of all the ‘gun nuts’ living here. McSally should have been elected on her own merits and another conservative appointed by Gov. Ducey. Now the two senators will cancel each other out.

Macofjack
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Macofjack

Romney is out for only one thing and that’s himself. He will say and do whatever he thinks will get him ahead! Wake up or get ready for another McCain!

Joseph P Martin
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Joseph P Martin

Romney’s record was so bad as a governor that he had to leave Massachusetts in order to ever hold any political office again (even dog catcher) and moved to Utah, his ancestral homeland, where his religion allowed him to get elected, not his political record as a bad governor and loser presidential candidate.

bobocat
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bobocat

I would like to have a conversation with the person that said Romney wants America to succeed. Romney is a bastard that would bankrupt the country and everyone in it if he could make a buck. How many lives has he destroyed, how many people have lost everything because of him? This bastard should be talked about every day with what he did to America. Now that Trump has brought company’s back he has a new bag to reach into to do the same thing as before. What the hell is wrong with the people of Iowa for doing this… Read more »

bobocat4117
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bobocat4117

I stand corrected it was Utah, not Iowa.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

@ bobocat

“What the hell is wrong with the people of Iowa for doing this to our country.”

It’s the people of Utah that elected him ,not Iowa,Mittens the Mouse is a son of Deseret,not of honest farmers of Iowa.

Ron
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Ron

He always reminded me of ‘Howdy Doody’.

Old Marine
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Old Marine

Oldmarine >>> Ron
I like your outlook, He does look like ” Howdy Doody “

Old Marine
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Old Marine

Oldmarine
Wouldn’t be great if everyone called him by that name?

Ron
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Ron

Yea, but then he might get too much credibility and then he would really be taken seriously.

HEART OF TEXAS,
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HEART OF TEXAS,

That’s really an insult to Howdy Doody. Howdy was a lot smarter.

Hoplite
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Hoplite

Newt touched on it. Mitt hates the President. Mitt is the embodiment of a RINO. Why else would he stand with that cheesy grin while Obama belittled and destroyed him. This is Mitts revenge for Conservatives dumping him in the presidential election. We will rue the the day that Utah elected him to the Senate.

Mark Zanghetti
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Mark Zanghetti

What do you mean we “will” mourn the day he was elected! Speak for yourself, I already mourn the fact he was elected!

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Mittens the Mouse is a RINO,any other questions,makes one wonder WTF the good people of Deseret were or were not thinking when the elected Mittens the spineless RINO to the U S senate.

Grigori
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Grigori

Both Trump and Romney suck. Both will say anything to get elected (pro-gun), then turn around and push for stricter gun laws once in office. Both are basically Democrats in Republican clothing.

DJ
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DJ

Romney is still butt hurt he’s not President and never will be. Corporate raper. Buy the company, lay off labor, steal the pension money then take all the wealth and bankrupt the company. He’s never been good for guns.

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
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James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

It’s really pretty simple … Romney is a m0r0n.

Rod Conrad
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Rod Conrad

Excellent commentary from an outstanding man. I agree with the comments and at the same time understand Romney is not motivated by doing the right thing. He is motivated in removing President Trump from the White House and returning power to the establishment Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Romney fired the first shot of open political animosity but it will not end well for Romney.