Skip to comments.Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements
Posted on 06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT by Jeff Head
Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency.
These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney:
|NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt Romney (May 31, 2012)
I offer my firm endorsement of Mitt Romney's campaign for president. Ronnie would have liked Gov. Romney's business background and his strong principles, and I have to say I do too. I believe Mitt Romney has the experience and leadership skills that our country so desperately needs, and I look forward to seeing him elected president in November.
|MIKE HUCKABEE endorses Mitt Romney (May 31, 2012)
I was very careful and deliberate in not wanting to get involved in the process prior to somebody securing the nomination, largely because I play on both radio and television. I didnt feel it was appropriate for me to pick a Republican candidate. I dont think anyone doubted that I was going to support the Republican. But Mitt Romney has now earned it and I use that term very specifically. He worked hard to get it and therefore I think all Republicans and all conservatives need to rally around Gov. Romney.
|CONDOLIZA RICE endorses Mitt Romney (May 30, 2012)
"We care about the future of this country, and the future of our world and Im delighted to join so many friends here in supporting, and in my case, endorsing, Gov. Mitt Romney for President of the United States. If America is going to rebuild its strength at home, rebuild its sense of who we are, it needs a leader that also understands how really exceptional the United States of America is, and is not afraid to lead on the basis of that exceptionalism. America's leadership is craved in this world, its understood in this world. The only thing the American people dislike more than weak leadership, is no leadership at all. And Governor Romney, you can bring it back."
|GEORGE SHULTZ endorses Mitt Romney (May 30, 2012)
"What Mitt has done at Bain Capital has been a major contribution to the American economy. He has learned and instinctively can feel what it takes to get this huge amount of money that is sitting on the sidelines of our economy to move forward and be invested."
I found Huckabee's statement interesting, and compelling, given the history.
CLICK HERE ON THIS LINK to see what each of the following names on the list below had to say (and when they said it) in endorsing Romney:
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A long and impressive list of very recognizable names that brings together every portion of the GOP...from the very conservative, to moderates (which he will have to have to win, as sad as it is to include some of their views), which will and is also attracting a majority of the independents...which he will also have to garner.
His pick for VP will be extremely pivotal in this regard.
FYI...and the march of time moves forward. Five more months until the most pivotal and critical election of our lifetime.
Trust the Huckster to use ten times as many words as anyone else.
Endorsement from Nancy Reagan and George Schultz are faint praise, Jeff.
We can count Condoleeza in as someone who voted for Obama who won’t be voting for him again. I guess it is time to put country before color and wishy-washy sentiment. You go girl!
That’s true...but they add to the whole, and any of the other candidates whom we supported over Romney (and for me that was Sarah, Cain, Rick, and Newt) had they won the nomination would have graciusly accepted them and been honored by them.
LOL! That’s right for sure.
Finally it looks like we might win. We need all the support we can get to beat the King Obama machine. Romney might not have been our first choice.
MEH....he won the nomination. It is not like there is another candidate. Endorsements mean nothing now.
OFFICIAL FR RESPONSE:
“I dont care!! Im never gonna vote for Romney!! He is a (FILL IN BLANK)!!
and I hate his (FILL IN BLANK)!!!!!!!
In addition, when you have people like Bill Clinton fracturing the DNC with statements like this today on CNN (in an effort by him, I believe, to get Hillary in there):
This (Bain Capitol) is good work Theres no question that a man who has been a governor and has a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold for the PResidency, - Bill Clinton to CNN 6/1/2012
It just helps all the more.
Hehehe...good luck trying to roll that one back Axlerod! LOL!
Five more months until the most pivotal and critical election of our lifetime.
Deja Vu or what?
every 4 years , conservatives throw ourselves on the altar of whatever the GoP tosses out there.
Meanwhile, debt grows, jobs slide, nations implode in the MIddle East, thank goodness China has its own internal strife issues, or we could kiss this gRand Experiment adios long before its time.
I hope he defeats the Kenyan Marxist, who with a will is actively fundamentally changing our nation and destroying the Republic, and I intend to work hard towards Obama's defeat.
Oh give me a break!
The entire FR He-Man Mitt Haters Club jihad is predicated on such outlandish predictions of the monstrous and megalomoniacal things Romney is sure to do once in office.
And how do we know that this is what he'll do?
Because of his history of being an unprincipled, flip-flopping squish.
It is to laugh!
The “Lesser of two evils” endorsements.
Even when he ran for governor in the uber-DNC Mass Romney ran on the GOP ticket, so I do not think there is any chance or worry that he will ever run as a Democrat. We can put that one to rest.
As to what he will do as President...well he has said what he intends to do. Many times. And what he says he will do sounds pretty good.
But will he do them? We know Obama wont.
But these people endorsing him, that long list of names, many of which we have a lot of respect for and who have long records of very conservative actions...they believe him and have endorsed him and will be pouring their money and work into getting him elected.
Do you honestly think he has fooled all of these people?
Do you honestly think he would spend all this political capitol to get them to help him get elected only to turn 180 degrees on them as soon as he is sworn in?
I don't...not at all. I think he plans to do what he said...and why wouldn't he?
If he does, the nation will turn around. It is just waiting for someone to loosen the regulations, reduce federal spending, ramp up our abundant energy, lower corporate and individual taxes and turn the economic engine loose and let it roar.
If he simply does those things, which is what he says he will do (and which we know Obama will do none of), and with majorities in the House and Senate to support it...we will see a huge and relatively fast economic recovery, a huge increase in jobs, stronger defense, the end of Obama Care, and Romney will get credit for all of it...and justifiably so.
What politician would not want that?
It would ensure a second four years for him as President and he would have achieved the apex of any political career and be remembered in history along the lines of a Ronald Reagan if it happens.
I think that outcome is much, much more apt to occur if we can get him elected...and to defeat Obama, I intend to do all I can to help make it happen.
You shouldn't remind Christians that Romney is going to become a God according to him, and that he is from a family of men who will become Gods.
It reminds some that they cannot vote for him.