Romney: ‘I Will Stand Strong Before Backing Down’

‘I am standing firmish’

Mitt Romney, the former GOP presidential nominee and governor of Massachusetts, has announced he’s running for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.

“We need more Utah values in the federal government,” Romney said in his announcement video.

He defined “Utah values” as taking bold stands that win admiring praise. “What we want are the kind of grandstanding statements that make people think you have a spine before you show them you don’t.”

https://www.amazon.com/No-Apology-Case-American-Greatness/dp/0312609809/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1519209381&sr=8-1&keywords=mitt+romney&linkCode=li2&tag=daily031-20&linkId=b72859d02bceb44021b4d99db0493e64Romney pointed to his success disavowing his biggest achievement as governor of Massachusetts by saying his market-based approach to providing health insurance to everyone in the state was a mistake. “Had I known it would generate criticism from Republicans outside of Massachusetts I never would have implemented that successful program,” he said.

https://www.amazon.com/Mitt-Romney-Inside-Look-Politics/dp/0762779276/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1519209410&sr=8-2&keywords=mitt+romney&linkCode=li2&tag=daily031-20&linkId=7aabd352627f2aadcdc680d4277f33dbRomney said he thinks he can prevail in heavily Republican Utah in part because he has the endorsement of President Trump. “When I ran for president in 2012 I made it clear I would not accept the endorsement of someone as morally challenged as Donald Trump,” he said. “Had I known I would have wanted his endorsement six years later, I never would have said that.”

https://www.amazon.com/Turnaround-Crisis-Leadership-Olympic-Games/dp/1596985143/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1519209441&sr=8-3&keywords=mitt+romney&linkCode=li2&tag=daily031-20&linkId=960348ecba9728c63a713273c74459beRomney was hailed as a hero in 2016 when he stepped forward with a bold warning to Republicans that Trump was a phony and a fraud and should not be the Republicans’ standard bearer in the 2016 race for the presidency. He reversed course when Trump, as president-elect, asked him to dinner to talk about his being secretary of state. “I can state with all firmness that, had I known he would hold out the possibility of my being secretary of state, I never would have said what I said,” he said. “And I say that with conviction.”

Cynthia Reid, a retired homemaker in Salt Lake City who is a likely voter, says she thinks Romney will make a good senator because he knows what he stands for. “He’s a firm conservative who was governor of liberal Massachusetts and who owns a sprawling estate in liberal California,” she says. “Had he become secretary of state, he would have become the de facto leader of the liberal Deep State. That’s why he’s the right person to lead the most consistently conservative state in the union. We know where he stands: exactly where President Trump wants him to.”

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