Editor’s Note: After a long day on the road, we finally made it back home from New Orleans. OD will be back to our normal schedule next week.
In light of what happened during the 2016 election, I was under the impression that Mitt Romney was like a rock star out in Utah and that the state was a bastion of True Conservatism.
“Utah Republicans loudly booed Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) at a state party convention Saturday, shortly before a failed effort to censure him for his votes to convict former president Donald Trump.
A clip from the event in West Valley City, Utah, shows Romney walking up to a lectern to a raucous mix of cheers and louder boos from the nearly 2,000 delegates …
Later Saturday, a resolution to censure Romney for voting to remove Trump from office was defeated by a 798 to 711 vote, according to Utah Republican Party spokeswoman Lynda Cox.
About 1,900 delegates were in attendance at the start of the state organizing convention, held at the Maverik Center, Cox said. …
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, some called Romney a “traitor” and a “communist” on Saturday as delegates shouted their disapproval toward the stage. Shortly after Romney began, outgoing Utah GOP Chairman Derek Brown called on the crowd to “show respect.” …”
In the post-Trump era, Mitt Romney nearly got censured in Utah for voting to impeach Trump and was called a traitor and booed off the stage. This is another little sign of how far the ground has shifted since 2016. Liz Cheney was censured. Ben Sasse was “rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The GOP establishment or Never Trump or True Cons wing has only grown weaker with Joe Biden as president.
Note: In light of the resorting of the electorate, I am starting to think that folks like us might have gotten frustrated and given up too soon. We’re not even really pushing these people like we have in the past, but our views are gaining ground among normies anyway.