Republican Senator Mitt Romney (Utah) has been underestimated by his fellow Republican Senators, who consider him a one-term Senator, given his willingness — and the frequency thereof — to buck from his party.
In an interview with Politico published on Wednesday (December 21), Romney made a startling admission, stating that if he was “convinced” he’d win His Senate reelection bid, he’d run again in 2024.
Romney’s capability to win a second term is also thrown into the spotlight given the outsized hold former President Donald Trump still has on the GOP base.
But Romney’s adamant odds like that haven’t stopped him before, pointing to him clinching the governorship in Massachusetts, one of the most liberal states in the U.S.
Should he choose reelection in 2024, former President Donald Trump, who has already announced his 2024 White House bid, will have a score to settle with the first Senator in history to vote to remove his own President — a move Romney made during Trump’s first impeachment trial.
Then, Romney began cutting deals with Democrats — upsetting the right.
Romney, who has a complicated relationship with politics — losing his Presidential bid to become Massachusetts’ governor and later Senate elder statesman with a six-year term — doesn’t need to win a reelection bid in the Senate, given his vast personal wealth.
But there are some who see him as a useful ally, namely Senate Minority Mitch McConnell, trying to convince Romney that another six-year term would be the right move.
The potential of failing isn’t a deterrent for Romney, who listed the odds he’s beaten, to declare his conviction that “if I run, I win.”