Utah and Mitt Romney are a perfect match, holds Mckay Coppins of The Atlantic. The state is getting a Senate candidate that deeply loves it, having built his home there, while the Republican enters the perfect place to reinvent conservatism for the post-Trump era. Romney is very aware of Utah’s many qualities, from a strong economy to openness to immigrants to environmental awareness. He hopes to use them as an example for the rest of the country. Utah’s conservative yet wary-of-Trump mentality fits Romney’s bid for a less divisive and populist brand of politics. He is unlikely to face much of a challenge in the state that loves him.
Mitt Romney’s Utah Senate candidacy is another political project that proves how little of a personality he has, infers Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review. Over the years, he has adopted several political stances, from flip-flopping on abortion to fitting himself into whatever position necessary. While some Republicans hope that he will end the divisive era of Trump, conservatives have also been confused by his political transformations. For all the current president’s flaws, he has a personality and genuine opinions, which Romney can’t boast of. He should try to just be himself instead of running as Utah Senator.