Mitt Wednesday

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Mitt Romney broke a 16-year political losing streak on Tuesday, when the former Republican presidential nominee handily won a race for US Senate in Utah.

Romney, 71, hadn’t run a winning campaign since 2002, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. He first ran for the Senate in Massachusetts in 1994, challenging incumbent Ted Kennedy (D), who beat him by a 17-point margin. Romney won the Massachusetts governor race in 2002, but then slogged through two failed presidential campaigns. He decided against a third go in 2016 after many of his big donors declined to get on board.

For the past five years, Romney has essentially been retired. In 2013, he moved to Utah, where two of his sons live and where Romney lived when he worked on the 2002 Winter Olympics. He and his wife, Ann, built a McMansion in Holladay, Utah, near Salt Lake City—complete with a secret room behind a bookcase. He’s been spotted in Wal-Mart parking lots, and earlier this year, he captured video footage of a house in his neighborhood burning down and sent it to the local TV station, which featured it in a web story.

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15 Responses to Mitt Wednesday

  1. Micki says:

    Mitt Romney seems nearly normal compared to Trump.

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  2. Micki says:

    John Cassidy of The New Yorker writes:

    For now, though, let’s concentrate on what just happened. Ever since November, 2016, many people, myself included, have worried about the health of American democracy, and some have speculated that Trump could be the death of it. As long as he remains in office, acting like a mob boss on some days and an arsonist on others, the danger will be there. And the results in the Senate could even embolden him. But at least, on Tuesday, the American people exercised their right to inflict some big defeats on his party. That was a win for democracy and a loss for Trump.

    Offers some hope for a healthy democracy!

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  3. Micki says:

    Well,darn…McMorris Rodgers’ win sits at approx 10% spread….wth????

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  4. Den says:

    More BS from PG&E. Now they could shut the power off for another 3 days because the nervous Nellies are afraid their sub-standard power lines will start another wildfire if the wind blows too hard. Gawd this California is getting to be one major pain in the ass to live in. I was going to explore Nevada today and tomorrow but with this recent BS I will have to postpone that now, assholes!

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  5. Den says:

    Sessions kicked to the curb replaced by Matthew Whitaker, who argued last year that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be barred from investigating the president’s finances.

    Mueller better get busy and indict that cheeto head,
    what is he hiding in his finances anyway?

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  6. Den says:

    OK I set the blogs for Thursday and Friday, Saturday not sure, should have power then but if you don’t see a new post just scribble on Friday till I get back or I might go to Lauras’ to get online too.
    I hate this place (CA) *cack*

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  7. Den says:

    One note regarding the power outage, the guy I talked to @ PG&E said his workers got an inordinate number of middle finger salutes from the residents here directed at the PG&E workers during the last outage, the natives here are restless indeed.

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Speedy 14 minutes to the usual place.

    Dirty orange late sunset.

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