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Do you think that Romney will be the de facto leader of the GOP (Original Post) vlyons Nov 2018 OP
A cold, dead leader of a cold, dead party Cary Nov 2018 #1
Nope, not even if Bitch Mitch leaves In It to Win It Nov 2018 #2
Nice post, Draymond. (n/t) Iggo Nov 2018 #4
Pshew! Pshew! Pshew! Iggo Nov 2018 #3
It will be interesting to see...Romney is no "blessing", but he might prove less difficult hlthe2b Nov 2018 #5
I think he's 99% whatever Wall St wants vlyons Nov 2018 #6
Yes... But how many are around to help him in any anti-tarriff battles? hlthe2b Nov 2018 #10
No way. Scoopster Nov 2018 #7
Nope LiberalFighter Nov 2018 #8
Watch for the White Knight run Wellstone ruled Nov 2018 #9
Exactly Andy823 Nov 2018 #20
Just watched how Utah is and will play out Wellstone ruled Nov 2018 #23
I believe he is still angling to be president rurallib Nov 2018 #11
You'll never get the Trumpers voting for him. OnDoutside Nov 2018 #15
You are probably right. rurallib Nov 2018 #17
I do agree that he would still want to be president but it would probably take an about turn of OnDoutside Nov 2018 #19
That's true I forgot anout the Evangelicals vlyons Nov 2018 #22
The media will portray him as a moderate, which is absurd. This is how the Overton Window shifts. Garrett78 Nov 2018 #12
He is their best chance to climb out of this bigoted hole they have fallen into. Doodley Nov 2018 #13
I don't care so long as it's the Minority Leader eleny Nov 2018 #14
Well, no Zambero Nov 2018 #16
He's going to run for POTUS again. NurseJackie Nov 2018 #18
He will become the McCain of the Senate voicing distrust of Russians and dislike of Trump wishstar Nov 2018 #21
Nope. Only the mormons. lindysalsagal Nov 2018 #24

hlthe2b

(103,543 posts)
5. It will be interesting to see...Romney is no "blessing", but he might prove less difficult
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:05 PM
Nov 2018

to work with for Dems, than most of them. That said, I'd bet he'll look for ways to go with the R majority (Trumpists) as much as possible.

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
6. I think he's 99% whatever Wall St wants
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:08 PM
Nov 2018

He can't be too pleased about the tariff war. Will be interesting to see how long before Trump starts insulting him.

Scoopster

(423 posts)
7. No way.
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:09 PM
Nov 2018

Romney is a moderate, and moderates are an endangered species in the GOP. He'll be just another freshman that needs to fall in line with Yertle's "Whatever It Is I'm Against It" agenda.

LiberalFighter

(52,634 posts)
8. Nope
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:09 PM
Nov 2018

The Republican Party would need to kick DT out before that is even a possibility. Even then, Romney has not demonstrated leadership.

Andy823

(11,504 posts)
20. Exactly
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:59 PM
Nov 2018

And in order to be the "not like trump" candidate, he is going to have to show the rest of the country, those who are not Mormon, that he can work well with others, Democrats, to get things done. I don't know if he can do it, and if trump sees him as a threat in 2020, he will go after Romney with every ounce of hate he has. Could be interesting.

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
23. Just watched how Utah is and will play out
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 06:26 PM
Nov 2018

after this Election Cycle. Sure pointing to the White Knight Scenario And for those who don't know what that is,Google.

rurallib

(62,692 posts)
11. I believe he is still angling to be president
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:11 PM
Nov 2018

whether it be as an alternative to Donnie or for 2024. So I look for him to be 'non-controversial' as he can be.

rurallib

(62,692 posts)
17. You are probably right.
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:37 PM
Nov 2018

I just think that Romney believes he was anointed by his god to be the first Mormon president. As such he will do whatever is in his power to make that happen.

Trumpers on the other hand - once their man is out of the picture (hopefully behind bars) - who knows what happens? Does Hannity pick up the faithful? I don't have a clue what will happen to them, but I don't think any current politician will pick up the crazies following Trump.

OnDoutside

(20,119 posts)
19. I do agree that he would still want to be president but it would probably take an about turn of
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:46 PM
Nov 2018

where the trend is going i.e. a Democratic Presidential win on Nov 3rd, 2020 (when he will be heading to 74). That said, if Trump were to not run, then he's in with a shout, with his corporate connections, of the Rep nomination. We shouldn't forget either that the Evangelical hypocrites wouldn't fancy a mormon either....they much prefer someone like them

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
22. That's true I forgot anout the Evangelicals
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 06:08 PM
Nov 2018

They would probably bring in the snake charmers to cast the devil out

Garrett78

(10,721 posts)
12. The media will portray him as a moderate, which is absurd. This is how the Overton Window shifts.
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:16 PM
Nov 2018

Right wing extremism is normal/mainstream, the likes of Romney and Collins are middle of the road, and single-payer or affordable college is crazy/radical/extremist.

The Republican Party with a lot of help from the media has been able to move the Overton Window drastically rightward.

Zambero

(9,056 posts)
16. Well, no
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 05:37 PM
Nov 2018

Romney could be considered the leader of the (shrinking) GOP "establishment" wing, but avid Trumpites will never forgive him for (correctly) characterizing Trump as a fraud and phony during the 2016 primary campaign.

wishstar

(5,311 posts)
21. He will become the McCain of the Senate voicing distrust of Russians and dislike of Trump
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 06:04 PM
Nov 2018

Trump's base will turn on him as they turned against McCain

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