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The Return of Mitt to the national stage?
A political life is not a straight line for many. John Quincy Adams left the Presidency after one term and went to the House of Representatives, the only former President to ever take that path. As everyone knows, Hillary Clinton went from First Lady to Senator to Prez candidate, though unsuccessfully. Many thought Richard Nixon done after he lost a close Presidential race, and then lost the California Governorship--yet he came back to win the White House in 1968.
Now there is talk that Mitt Romney, who fell short in the 2012 Prez race against the incumbent Barack Obama, may enter the fray for a US Senate seat from Utah. The current Senator, Orrin Hatch, is 83 and not in the best of health; he has said he will run again in 2018 unless he found a strong choice to run for his seat. He said Romney “would be perfect.”
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that Hatch is the man, until he says otherwise. But it's well-known that McConnell holds Romney in high esteem, and would welcome his candidacy should Hatch decide to retire. And while no Senate seat is a slam-dunk, it's likely going to be Romney's should he run--even if the Dems recruited their best candidate to run against him there.
What's your take? Is a Romney run a good idea? And would he make a good Senator, or has his time passed him by?