Skip to comments.Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?
Posted on 01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST by kristinn
Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.
Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.
Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.
Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to a reporter.
Bush won his term in 1988 because voters believed he would continue President Ronald Reagan's conservative policies. When he governed as a moderate, conservative voters turned away from him.
His son, former President George W. Bush, won two terms by running as a conservative. He has opted to not endorse in the primary, saying he will support the Republican nominee.
As conservatives go to the polls, it is worth pondering how much the support of three moderate losers is indicative of the electability in the general election of Mitt Romney.
The Candidate of Losers
Make that 4..you forgot the idiot Dan Quayle...
I think it’s clear Folks. The republican establishment is void of any original thought as much as the liberal democrats.
Washington needs a new set of ideas and a person with vision.
Newt is the FIRST president since Reagan to come up with something new and genuinely American.
It’s one thing to say that you’re in favor in American Industry, Newt tells us exactly.
ATTENTION FLORIDA FREEPERS
How is this line from Romney playing in Florida?
“If a manager at a company of mine recommended that we start a lunar colony, I’d fire him.”
Bob Dole should enjoy retirement, bless his heart - he's turning 89 this year. Not the greatest politician but a well-meaning guy who put his life on the line to defend our country.
Sad but true.
I just wish newt would stop attacking Romney based on his taxes or his offshore bank accounts, and his “cruel” stance on immigration.
There is a great deal to attack Romney on besides that.
But we are a long way from perfection in this race, and I’d take Newt over Romney in a heartbeat.
(Thanks for all responses and flames in advance. I’m sure I said something to offend just about everyone.)
As each of those “endorsements’ came out I wondered why bother?
You forgot Jimmy Carter