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(13,999 posts)
4. They won't because they would lose their next election. Murkowski survived that once by
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:03 PM
Dec 2020

winning the write-in, but I suspect she won't tempt fate. Romney would lose a general election in UT if he wasn't the R.


(13,999 posts)
6. Because of losing the primary and having to go write-in. If she caucused with Ds she would lose
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:29 PM
Dec 2020

the next election. Last time she just merely lost the primary to a loon, and could appeal to Repuke voters who thought she had been doing well (who voted for her in the primary) and Dem voters who wanted to avoid the nut. But caucusing with Dems will cost her many of the former.

She isn't signing up to be a martyr. She wants to win the next election.


(12,547 posts)
8. Recently, Romney pointed out that he still believed in conservative
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:39 PM
Dec 2020

principles. He was just against Trump breaking the law.


(25,286 posts)
9. Party affiliation is a lot stronger than you realize.
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 11:47 PM
Dec 2020

I used to live in Kansas. The Republican who was the state representative in my district (this is in the 90's and early 00's) was a Republican because back when he decided to run for office, he took a close look at things and realized the only way he could win was as a Republican. He was a genuinely moderate Republican. A good guy all around.

He should have been a Democrat, but there was no way he'd have considered changing parties.

Some years back there was some talk about McCain being chosen for the VP slot. That talk made me crazy for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that McCain was scum. But he was a Republican, through and through, and his recent canonization is completely wrong. He's a man who lied about lots of things, who supported Republicans almost every single time. Yeah, he made that one vote that saved Obamacare but that was ONE VOTE.

I was living in Phoenix when he moved from the district he was forced to live in to be the Congressional Representative from that district, to a much nicer part of the city well ahead of his declaring his run for the Senate. Everyone in Phoenix knew what he'd done, and how cynical and hypocritical it was. I doubt he changed one iota over the years.

Romney and Murkowski will always be Republicans, and don't ever forget that. Oh, and remind me how many times Murkowski has voted with Democrats on something?


(6,059 posts)
10. I'd rather see Romney bump Mitch...
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:05 AM
Dec 2020

...out of the leadership position and return the GOP Senators to sanity. But if that happens, I'll have to start believing unicorns and dragons exist.

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