The GOP presidential candidate who couldn’t seem to find his spine when he had the perfect opportunity to stop Barack Obama from serving a second term, has suddenly discovered how to fight. The only problem is, the “Never-Trumper” has taken his fight to our President, who happens to very popular with Republicans. Does Mitt Romney believe he can win a US Senate seat in the conservative state of Utah by criticizing President Trump? Will Romney’s gamble pay off, or will he find himself in the loser’s column again in a state where 46% of the residents voted for Trump, while only 28% voted for Clinton.
Romney appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump in his announcement saying “Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world, Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion” adding that “people treat others with respect” at the Utah capitol building.
But Romney, not a lifelong resident is taking heat for carpet bagging:
Romney has lived in Utah for approximately 5 five years after losing his 2012 presidential bid to Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor has been accused of carpetbagging by Republican officials in the state.
“I think he’s keeping out candidates that I think would be a better fit for Utah because let’s face it, Mitt Romney doesn’t live here, his kids weren’t born here, he doesn’t shop here,” Utah GOP chairman Rob Anderson told the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Watch Romney ad here:
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018