Rep. Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat last week was widely seen as a momentous blow to the Republican establishment. But as the anti-Trump media continue to feed her ego, she’s getting a reality check from a fellow RINO.
Utah senator Mitt Romney said he “can’t imagine” Cheney winning the GOP’s nomination for president in 2024, Breitbart reported.
Romney bursts Cheney’s bubble
In her concession speech, Cheney compared herself to Abraham Lincoln (real modest) and later told the media that she is “thinking about” a run for the presidency.
Romney, paying a backhanded compliment to his foe Donald Trump, told the Deseret News that there isn’t much room for Never Trumpers left in the party.
As Cheney herself learned, those in the GOP who break with Trump do so “at their peril,” Romney said.
“My party has changed a great deal over the last decade. It will change again over the next 10 years. I can’t tell you how, but I think we’ll have more voices than one at some point.”
“But right now one voice, and that’s President Trump’s voice, is the loudest and the strongest and bucking him is something people will do at their peril.”
Romney, of course, was the left’s token Republican during Trump’s presidency (along with the late John McCain) before Cheney took on that honorable role.
It looks like GOP voters just aren’t that big on the Romneys, the Cheneys, the McCains, and the Bushes any longer. Romney, who lost an election that was his to win against Barack Obama in 2012, conceded that he “can’t imagine” Republican voters backing Cheney in 2024.
“I’m not going to encourage anyone to run for president. I’ve done that myself, and that’s something I’m not doing again. I don’t know if she really wants to do that. She would not become the nominee if she were to run,” Romney said. “I can’t imagine that would occur.”
Of course, the Deep State’s unprecedented raid of Mar-A-Lago has only strengthened Trump’s standing with Republican voters.
As for Cheney….there’s always CNN.