A New Mitt or the Same Old Weenie? NYT OP/ED

Mitt Romney at the Utah Republican Nominating Convention on Saturday.Credit, Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune, via Associated Press

Right now you’re probably asking yourselves — How is Mitt Romney doing?

You know he’s running for the Senate in Utah, right? It’s going to be one of the really big races this fall.

O.K., possibly not as riveting as the Republican primary in West Virginia, which features a former coal mining executive who hopes voters will be so enamored with his pro-business platform they’ll ignore his role in a fatal mine explosion, the poisoning of local drinking water and the fact that he actually seems to live near Las Vegas.

But a Romney comeback would still be pretty darned interesting. True, the world was totally sick of him after those two terrible presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Remember when he claimed he’d only been pro-choice when he ran for governor of Massachusetts because he didn’t understand what an embryo was? Or when his position on the wealth gap was, “There’s no question it’s not good being poor”?

Then he moved to Utah, and we forgot all about Mitt until he popped up in 2016 as a never-Trumper, tossing out the worst slams his little entrepreneurial heart could think of. (“He inherited his business. He didn’t create it. And what ever happened to Trump Airlines?”)

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