Is Romney the new McCain?

We thought Halloween was over until reading the frightful column by Dave Catanese in US News & World Report. Still, we urge you to read it in its entirety. Knowledge is power.

Arizonans are keenly aware McCain’s time in the senate is coming to an end. And with his doppleganger Flake opting not to run due to abysmal polling numbers, ‘hope springing eternal’ suddenly becomes more than a hackneyed phrase.

Then we read this:

“As he’s expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain.

“There’s got to be somebody who can stand up to the president,” Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. “Who’s going to stand up to Trump?”

What a shame that creating havoc for the duly elected President of the United States — especially one of your own party, who won in a stunning upset — is the reason any person of integrity would run for the U.S. Senate.

In Romney’s case, the key word is “integrity.”  It’s doubtful the McCain and Flake admirer possess any. He’s the delusional insult hurler who called Republican candidate Donald Trump a “phony and a fraud” and then came on bended knee imploring President Trump for the secretary of state appointment.

Is this what McCain admirer Romney aspires to emulate?

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10 Responses to Is Romney the new McCain?

  1. Kimball says:

    Sorry, but Mitt Romney will easily win in LDS Utah. He will be the next Orrin Hatch, reelected into his dotage by fellow “saints.”

    To think of him aspiring to be the John McCain replacement should make the blood of all Republicans run cold.

    According to the linked article, others who aspired to run for the senate seat decided against a challenge to Romney, who can outspend any of them.

  2. State Delegate says:

    Romney already is McCain. Both are soul-less RINOS who have used the Republican party to benefit themselves.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Both Romney and McCain have so many houses, they lose track. Romney changed his Twitter account info from Massachusetts to Utah two minutes after Hatch said he’ll retire. Must be nice to buy your way around the political world.

    Romney will be a disruptor like McCain because of his hatred for Trump. Utah voted for Trump. How can they now vote for Romney (rhetorical question) who will try and derail anything good Trump tries to do. Romney and McCain were weak candidates running against Obama and thanks to them, we had to endure Obama for too long. Romney is an empty suit. He’s just a rich dilettante who can’t relate to the people.

  4. VINOAZ says:

    And they both were Republican nominees for president. What’s wrong with this picture?

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      FAILED Republican nominees, as was Bob Dole/ None were conservative. but all have the mindset that the presidency was due them. American voters thought otherwise!

  5. Trevor says:

    McCain very much wants Romney cause his “annointed one” is not running for re election.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Romney—-just another carpetbagger.
    He was born in Michigan. His father was a Gov in Mich.
    Then he travelled to Massachusetts and ruined that State.

    If Romney is the Repub that he claims to be, why doe he not stay in Massachusetts or go back to Michigan? Both of those Blue States need a transfusion of the Red stuff.

    Romney just changed his Twitter location from MA to UT.
    Guess he needs the Mormon church to prop him up.

    RE: Flake:
    We should all rest easy.
    Jeff Flake has had a sit-down with the officials at the Cuban embassy in D.C., and they have assured him that the Cubans are not responsible for the sonic attacks which have left dozens of U.S. and Canadian embassy workers and diplomats with hearing loss; concussive brain injuries, and debilitating vertigo which has Not lessened or resolved since returning to the U.S.

    Flake, who is a well-known lover of all things Cuban, has no explanation for the injuries that have been exhaustively studied by physicians and other professionals in the scientific arena.

    As far as I can ascertain, Flake is not an acoustic engineer; nor a physician; nor an audiologist.
    He is however, a suck-up to the Cubans, which may give us a clue as to who he will be working for.

    Go to the island, Jeffy. The island is calling you.

  7. East Valley Conservative says:

    You’ll notice on the “phony and fraud” link in the post that Romney was speaking at the Hinckley Institute on the campus of BYU.
    In addition to political internships, the Hinckley Institute hosts political forums, provides scholarships, classes, excursions to Washington DC and a campaign management minor. Utah has its built-in training to give us more Romneys.

  8. Maggie says:

    Is Mitt Pro-Life or Pro-Abortion? It turns out he’s Pro-everything. But mainly he’s Pro-Mitt! What a guy!!

    He used to be pro-choice

    In a debate during his 1994 race against Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, Romney said, “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” Referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in every state, Romney added, “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, it should be sustained and supported. And I sustain and support that law and support the right of a woman to make that choice.”

    In his 2002 campaign for governor, Romney said during a debate, “I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.”

    ‘I am pro-life’

    In June, 2011, Romney published his position on abortion in the National Review, a widely read conservative magazine. He wrote:

    • “I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. I support the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine.”

    • “I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions.”

    • “I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.”

    • “I will only appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written, not as they want them to be written.”

    • “I will support efforts to prohibit federal funding for any organization like Planned Parenthood.”

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/19/politifacts-guide-mitt-romney-and-abortion/

  9. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off topic. There are so many to choose from:
    The 20 Most Annoying Liberals of 2017 (15th Annual) – John Hawkins
    https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2018/01/06/the-20-most-annoying-liberals-of-2017-15th-annual-n2430801