SALT LAKE CITY — Until she heard Mitt Romney’s unapologetic criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump, University of Utah student Ashley Wilcox wondered whether other voters are as concerned as she is that the GOP front-runner might become the party’s nominee.
“The fact is, knowing my hesitancy (about Trump) isn’t misunderstood, because obviously Mitt had the same concerns I do, that was really reassuring for me,” Wilcox said Thursday as she left Romney’s speech, an impromptu addition to the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ forum series.
“When he first started running, it was kind of a joke. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, it’s Trump, whatever.’ But it all of a sudden became so real.”
However, what Wilcox was really hoping for was an announcement from Romney that he would make a late run for the GOP nomination. She still hasn’t given up on the idea.
“He would have a lot of catching up to do, that’s for sure, but it would be an amazing thing to see,” Wilcox said. “It would definitely turn tables.”
While the freshman math student said she may still end up voting for Trump if