Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush calls Mitt Romney ‘the best choice’ in 2012 campaign
Posted on 12/22/2011 1:18:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Mitt Romney has picked up a major, if still unofficial, endorsement in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Former President George H.W. Bush told the Houston Chronicle he believes Romney is the best candidate in the racethough he stopped short of officially endorsing his 2012 bid.
"I think Romney is the best choice for us," Bush told the Houston Chronicle. "I like Perry, but he doesn't seem to be going anywhere; he's not surging forward."
The ex-president, who is personally close to Romney, praised the former governor's "stability, experience, principles."
"He's mature and reasonablenot a bomb thrower," Bush said, adding that he didn't mean to besmirch anybody in the field. "I've got to be a little careful, because I like Perry; he's our governor."
Yet Bush wasn't nearly as kind about Newt Gingrich, admitting that he knows the former House speaker well and isn't a fan. "I'm not his biggest advocate," he said.
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wall,, meet forehead..
Romney is Poppy’s mini-me.
W and Jeb have been trying to get Poppy’s love ever since by being the best RINO’s they can be....
Well, that settles it then...
And Jack Kemp was the best choice in the 1988 campaign.
Go away. Nothing to see here. There is no such thing as a Republican Establishment.
From one member of the East Coast Establishment to another ! I want the nominee be someone outside the establishment.
Right there is Ronald Reagans biggest screw up.
Just think if he would have selected someone else for VP. We may not have this clown if office today.
There is no such thing as the republican establishment. It’s just the establishment now.
R and D... They are one in the same.
A "Magical Misery Tour" t-shirt, featuring U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), hangs on a seat on the campaign bus of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Bethlehem, New Hampshire December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
What part of No do they not understand.
Still wrong after all these years.
Is that really because he likes Mitt best, or because he thinks Mitt’s the least likely to threaten 0 in 2012, leaving the field open for Jeb in ‘16?
We read you loud and clear Mr. Bush and still don't like what you say.
He’s mature and reasonablenot a bomb thrower,” = “He’s a First Class WUSS”!
God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.
Was the deep negative reaction many have towards the political identity “Bush” - compounded by ‘endorsement’ -
supposed to be encouraging? Snort.
"And Barbara calls me her son. I told the Republicans there, I said don't worry, every family has one, you know, the black sheep. I told them, this just shows you the lengths the Bushes would go to get another president in the family. I wish I could get them to adopt Hillary." - Bill Clinton
When PM Thatcher told GWHB “Now is not the time to go wobbly,” she was calling him out for being the limp .. that he is. FUGHWB and FUMR.
Less likely than who? Perry? Bachman? Santorum? Gingrich? Cain?
It's pretty clear that Romney isn't the least likely to threaten Obama this time around.
And what chance does Jeb really have in 2016? Wouldn't he have to win a Senate seat or something to prove that he's not just yesterday's man?
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Masshole that lives in Maine endorses another Masshole.
Now this is a surprise.
Just a friendly little chat between fellow billionaires. We the people are only required to stand and cheer them both. Good Wishes to you all.
Well, this probably means son Jeb isn’t running this time around...
Is this like the ol Bush/Rove rope-a-dope?
Romney needs a Bush enforcement like he needs being broadsided by Cain's bimbo Buick.
So who does junior support?
After listening to the Franklin Cover-up—I can’t stand the Bushes. Evil......if they like Romney—he is also on of the One Worlders. YUK!
Says the guy who took a 97% approval rating all the way to an election loss and gave us Bill Clinton for 8.
From what I understand , Bush was more or less forced on Reagan . Please correct me if I am wrong .
North east RINOs, what did you expect?
I don’t call this a big endorsement, if anything it’s another reason not to vote for Romney.
I guess Mitt has the new world order
The sunset is upon a once great nation. I have to log off before I read anything more tonite and become irrational. G’night friends.
As long as conservatives splinter their support among the other candidates, Romney will prevail.
The only way he won’t is if conservatives could or would unite behind one of the other candidates, but it’s appearing that’s not going to happen.
If Romney takes Iowa, maybe that will be a wake up call, but I doubt it. I’ve read too many comments to the effect of “it’s my candidate or the highway”.
Mitt, another Loser in the proud Dole/McCain tradition.
Calling to mind the insight and keenness of intellect once again - if such a reminder were necessary - which can be credited with the fact that GHHB was a one-term president.
GHW needs to vanish into obscurity. Old Timer’s disease has over taken him.
One pro-abortion RINO supporting another pro-abortion RINO.
Where’s the news in this? One Chi-Com stooge endorses another Chi-Com stooge?
Yet another reason to hate Romney. George H W Bush did everything he could as president to destory the conservative wing of the GOP.
I almost vomited watching him at the Reagan memorial at the National Cathedral praising RWR.
Rearranging “The Best Choice” - I can come up with “The Stoic Beech”.
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