With Mitt Romney now spoken to be the likely candidate running in Utah to replace Senator Orin Hatch (now retiring)....the question will come up, with the vast amount of negativity existing with Mitt against President Trump....what is it that candidate Romney will speak up for in this Senate race in Utah:
Reducing the government? Well....yeah, he did speak to this as a promise in 2012. He wanted to downsize the US government and cut spending. Trump? He's not only made the promise, but he has shown signs of achieving this.
Reducing regulations on manufacturing? Well....yeah, he did speak to this as a promise in 2012. He wanted to help build up American business operations, create new jobs and help put people back to work. Trump? He made the promise, and by October of 2017....he'd created one-million new jobs in the US.
Cut taxes? Well....yeah, he did speak to this as a promise in 2012. He wanted the working class paying less in taxation. Trump? He made the promise and delivered by the end of 2017.
Champion small business? Well...yeah he did speak to this to some degree in 2012. He felt the Obama Administration was not helping the small business environment. Trump? On this, most small business folks would give a split opinion about the environment today versus four years ago.
Reversing military budget cuts? Well....yeah he did speak to this in 2012. Trump? He's been selective on what the increased budget will cover, but he's pushed more funding into the Pentagon.
On getting tough with Iran? Well....yeah he did speak to this in 2012. Trump? He's been very vocal in getting tough on Iran....more so than President Obama.
On Obamacare? Well....yeah, Mitt wanted to replace Obamacare because he didn't think it was cost-effective. Trump? Same story, no success yet though.
On the Keystone Pipeline? Well....yeah, Mitt was ready to go and build it. Presently, the business environment is marginally accepting it (prices have decreased on oil anyway).
In fact, if you go and pull out the listing of everything Mitt Romney talked about in 2012....roughly 90-percent was included in candidate Trump's package, and probably half of the Mitt-topics have had some action accomplished.
So this act between Mitt and Trump? It's like a fake wrestling gimmick. Mitt just didn't get the votes to beat Obama in 2012, and I think he's angry that Trump did get the votes to beat Hillary in 2016. Beyond that....they tend to both read off the same damn script.
It's hard to figure how the angry-Mitt will fit into this Washington scene, and if this is all a scripted deal to have Mitt suddenly pop up in 2020's GOP Presidential primary, and run against Trump.
If I were in Utah....fine, Mitt might be worth voting for. But then what exactly will Mitt pretend to do for the next six years....hinder Trump or support the same policy list that Mitt wrote in 2012? Can you fake your behavior enough to convince people you hate Trump but love all the topics that he's embraced?
So I invented this term....Romneyism. It basically means you bad-mouth Trump as much as possible, but try hard not to admit that 99-percent of what Trump does....is exactly what you'd do.