Carl Levin, Michigan Republicans, Mitt Romney — March 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

One Romney drops out of the Michigan Senate race, another jumps in


Daughter of the Curse of the Living Romneys

It seems like just a couple of days ago I was writing about how the Romney family just can’t seem to leave Michigan alone. Okay, it WAS just a couple of days ago. At that time, I wrote about how Mitt’s older brother Scott, an attorney few have ever heard of and a man with no almost no experience as an elected official [I have been informed that Mr. Romney once sat on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2008], was pondering running for Senator Carl Levin’s seat when he retires next year. Well, two short days later, he has decided NOT to run after all.

But that doesn’t mean we won’t have a Romney family member to ridicule for running for a national seat with no previous experience whatsoever. Turns out that after Mr. Romney’s decision not to run, he reached into the famous Romney Binder Full of Women™ and now his daughter Ronna Romney McDaniel is “looking at it”:

Her father, Scott Romney, Mitt’s older brother, told The News that after initially considering a run he has decided against a bid for the seat held for more than three decades by Levin, D-Detroit.

“I decided it just wasn’t right for me at this time,” Scott Romney said.

Instead, he phoned his daughter Tuesday to urge her to consider.

“I think she’d be great,” Romney said. “She’s been very active in the party. She worked very hard for my brother all across the state. She’s a great campaigner, a great organizer and she’s a great leader. She really does have an ability to connect with people’s concerns.”

Here’s a list of the elected positions Ms. Romney McDaniel has held in her 39 years as a public servant member of a wealthy family:

I guess when you have access to the kind of cash a Romney family member has, you don’t need no stinkin’ experience to run for one of the most powerful positions in the country. Why should you when you can just buy it?

P.S. In the interest of being fair, this is exactly the same reason that I think Ashley Judd’s potential Senate candidacy against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a big mistake, as well. I prefer my lawmakers to actually have some experience before they rise to the level of governor (unlike Rick Snyder, e.g.) or the U.S. House or Senate. I do love that she’s making McConnell have to actually spend money to campaign, however.

P.P.S. If you’re getting the impression that I think this is all a response to The GOP’s Female Challenge, you’d be absolutely correct.

[Graphic by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]