Scott Brown may be enjoying his time out of the limelight, particularly given that the only time I saw him in the limelight, it was the Republican National Convention and a major donor was trying to covertly cup his ass, butsomeone has to pose a Republican challenge for John Kerry’s now-vacant Senate seat. And who better to post the challenge than the First Family of Massachusetts Republicans themselves?
No, not the Browns. The Romneys.
Word has it, at least two members of the Romney family are considering taking a shot at higher office. And one of them is Mrs. Romney herself, Ann (because, let’s be honest, we all saw Mitt as more of the First Husband type, anyway).
Republicans in Massachusetts are said to be encouraging Ann Romney to run for U.S. Senate.
After her husband’s failed presidential bid, GOP insiders say the wife of the former Massachusetts governor has the cachet needed to build momentum among the state’s conservatives.
Republicans are scrambling to find a candidate to run for the vacant senate seat left by Democrat John Kerry, who left the Senate after 29 years to become U.S. Secretary of State on Friday.
This doesn’t totally make me want to vomit, though I would have preferred she take the first offer she received and appear on Dancing With the Stars. After all, people liked Ann Romney, dancing horse and all, and while her husband had a difficult time relating to people who weren’t packed to the skin with circuitry, she has a unique ability to connect with the women who make up key portions of the electorate (as well as some fantastic speaking skills). The GOP has frequently done worse.
The other Romney considering hopping into the race is Tagg, whose brains and commitment to rational thought were the only thing keeping his dad’s Presidential campaign from becoming a five-years-too-late made-for-HBO movie.
Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.
Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since the Herald first reported heavyweight Republicans are urging both Romney and his mother, Ann, to get in.
The eldest son of former governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney already has statewide name recognition and could quickly ramp up the campaign infrastructure for a short, five-month race.
The theory of someone with the last name Romney running in a state-wide race isn’t completely without merit. Despite his lack of human emotion, Mitt won a gubernatorial race back in 2002, even after losing to a drunk Ted Kennedy in an earlier Senate match-up. Not that you ever want to win against a drunk Kennedy, but you understand where this is going.
The internal camp reports that both Romney’s are firmly in the “no” camp, but in politics, no one ever hears a rumor that isn’t true. Unless it’s about Robert Menendez and you work for ABC News.