On Fox News’ Neil Cavuto show, Rand Paul came out swinging against the possibility of Mitt Romney running for the Senate out of Utah, where Orrin Hatch has announced his retirement.
He told Cavuto that “a lot of people said Obamacare was based on Romneycare in Massachusetts that was very expensive and a government-directed health care plan that most conservatives don’t agree with.”
“Some aspects, particularly of Romneycare, are really aspects of big government health care that might not fit real well with conservatives in Utah,” he said.
Rand also stated:
I’ve met Mitt Romney before, I don’t know if in Utah they’d hold it against him that he was the Governor of another state across the country – a lot of those things would have to be decided over time.
A lot of times their primary is actually a convention where only a couple of thousand people so a lot of times conservatives have a bigger impact in Utah than in many places because the conservative activists are the ones who a lot of times show up for their conventions.Excellent, go Rand!