It seems that Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has filed a “statement of candidacy” with the Federal Election Commission, in secret hopes of running for re-election in 2024. While his chief of staff, Liz Johnson, stated that he has yet to make a final decision, it’s clear he’s already brainstorming ways to collect campaign funds from wealthy donors.
Mitt Romney takes first step toward 2024 Senate reelection campaign https://t.co/8J4tOIcqOy
— FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) April 12, 2023
Despite Romney’s confidence in being able to win a second term in office, a recent poll conducted by O.H. Predictive Insights suggests otherwise. It turns out that Democrats in Utah actually like Romney more than Republican voters do! Shockingly, only 36% of Republicans expressed interest in seeing Romney pursue another term in office compared to the 47% of Democrats who would like him to run again.
Furthermore, 25% of Republicans have a “very” unfavorable view of Romney, while only 8% of Democrats feel the same. It’s clear that conservatives on the aisle have grown tired of Romney’s lack of backbone and questionable decision-making skills. It is no wonder why his reputation has drastically plummeted from a nominee for President to a senator struggling to gain support from his own party.
It’s time for Romney to hang up his hat and retire from public office once and for all. Perhaps he can consider spending his sunset years relaxing with his grandkids instead of pandering to donors and career politicians. Good luck trying to run when your own party is against you, Mr. Romney.