I suspect that they’ll all endorse Romney at some point but I do think its interesting that the ones who took the most flack for “working for Romney” are the former candidates who still haven’t endorsed him.
Yet another indication why he "didn't make it".
Rational minds prevail to assult the primary objective
Sanctimonious is left in the trivial irrelevant dust
The way Santorum is ripped in this thread I thought I was at DU..what next his daughter?
It’s only a matter of time.
Santorum endorsed Romney in 2008.
Has Ron Paul come on board? If Romney and the money baggers don’t pick a real Constitutional conservative, Rubio is now out for several reasons, I have to make a decision that satisfies my political standards and not just be a follower for the sake of being a sheep.
It’s understandable that Rick is taking his time when Romney lied and even said Rick Santorum was not pro-life.
So are you and your friends going to criticize Newt?
Well, well... if Newt says to vote for Mittens, then I guess real conservatives know what they have to do.
On the fence
But most likely will jump off at some point down the road.
Rick ok with new Romney hire .. http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/2012/04/rick-ok-with-new-romney-hire-121849.html
In another sign that Republicans are uniting behind Mitt Romney with an eye to November, Rick Santorum’s national campaign manager has signed on as Romney’s deputy national director of coalitions.
The Union Leader reports today that the Romney camp reached out to New Hampshire-based activist Mike Biundo not long after Santorum left the race for a post that will involve coalition-building with key conservative coalitions such as “tea party activists, evangelicals, the pro-life community and the Second Amendment community.”
Santorum has yet to formally endorse Romney, and his camp has been careful to note that a scheduled May 4 meeting between them is not for the purposes of announcing an endorsement.
For the record, the title to this article is misleading.
Governor Perry endorsed Romney but Gingrich has not done so. The title is your typical ploy by writers in the media to use a headline to grab readers but the facts do not support it. Gingrich may endorse in early May - it’s not here though.
Only one of which (Pennsylvania) has an even reasonable chance of voting for Romney in the fall.
Between them, these states selected 231 delegates, more than one-fifth the total to clinch the nomination.
And between them, you have to go way back to 1988 to discover that only three of the five (Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut) actually delivered a single electoral vote to the GOP nominee in the fall. Once in the last six election cycles.
I'll vote for Mitt in the fall only because the alternative is so much worse. But these delegate allocation rules need to be overhauled big time to better reward states which actually deliver electoral votes to the GOP in the fall.
Other than 1964 (when lots of left-of-center Republicans, including Romney's father, walked rather than support Goldwater) and 1980 (when Anderson walked rather than support Reagan) I can't think of any modern situation where a major Republican leader didn't “get on board” with the nominee. While Perot and Buchanan were presidential candidates in 1992, 1996, and 2000, neither of them held elected office and I don't think most of us would have considered them to be major Republican leaders prior to them bolting the party.
We have a luxury that Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum do not have — we don't have to get in line behind Romney's leadership. Let's not criticize them too much for doing what is expected of a Republican leader.
As for me, I'm well aware that Free Republic does not allow Romney endorsements, but even if it did. I frankly haven't yet decided what I'm going to do this fall on the presidential race. It's now obvious that Romney will be the Republican nominee, so I hope the likely defeat of Romney this fall doesn't wreck the rest of the Republican federal and state candidates too badly, but it is very likely that Romney's name at the top of the ticket will do serious damage.
At this point, probably the best that can be hoped for is that Free Republic and other Romney opponents will be able to help clean up the wreckage after Romney's defeat this fall, or to aggressively fight Romney's left-of-center agenda if he does somehow get elected.