Skip to comments.Sources: Romney to endorse McCain for GOP nomination
Posted on 02/14/2008 10:33:34 AM PST by Robbin
Romney has withdrawn and asked his delegates to support McCain.
“I guess Romney is about as “conservative “ as McCain.”
You are aware that Reagan endorsed Ford in ‘76?
I heard McCain say that Romney should call him and get behind him if Romney means what he said about putting the country first and wanting to be a uniter.
McCain’s tone of voice was arrogant and almost sneering.
Well, it seems DUMB to me to send his delegates McCain’s way too. So who knows.
You are correct and both have great posture.
Thanks alot Mister “Reagan”....so what is McCain’s total now, Does he have enough delegates?
“Well how do ya Romney backers feel about your boy now?”
Makes sense in the mission to defeat Hilda-Bama.
Romney isn’t stupid.
Huckster could never dream to beat either one of them.
Let alone McCain.
Susan Estrich: “If the Republicans nominate Huckabee, I’m dancing at the inaugural ball.”
Time to defeat Hilda-Bama. Romney is smart enough to know that is most important thing now.
Mormon theology is undoubtedly unusual, as is Jewish to Catholics, Amish to Baptists, and Objectivist to Methodist.
I’m satisfied to look at how thorough Mormons live, and will use that to inform my willingness to vote for a thorough Mormon like Romney.
Every single thorough Mormon I’ve run into is a paragon of their community. Almost too straight-laced, but never an evil bone in their bodies. They seem obligated to try to convert you once, and after being told “No,” they become your best friend forever.
I’m not electing a pope but a president. I’ll take any religion, so long as adherence to it doesn’t impede conservative American values.
Is any religion so ontologically pure that it can withstand the scrutiny of every item taken on faith? I think not. I’ll live with good people who result from good religious practice.
Not that I'm listening to his suggestion and uniting.
Stop comparing Romney to Reagan.
There is no comparison.
Reagan was a conservative.
Romney`s record shows he supported liberal issues and liberal causes his entire life.
As do I.
The only time religion should be germane to a political discussion of a candidate's fitness for office is in cases where the candidate's religion obliges him to break the law or to violate the rights of his fellow citizens.
Hey. Show a little respect. John McCain is the next President of the United States!
RINOs of a feather flock together.
All Romney is doing is trying to diminish any conservative opposition to McCain. Why any conservative would want to congratulate him for that is a mind boggling.
Time to start designing and selling my “Is it 2012 Yet?” bumper stickers.
“Crap. I was hoping he would not quit until after Pennsylvanias primary so I could vote for him. I guess I will write in Rick Santorum.”
His name will probably still be on the ballot. When I mail in my ballot, it will be for Mitt.
Great post. (Can you believe this conversation is still even necessary??)
Romney was never a Democrat was he?
Ahhh, so you are a RC theologian an expert on RC theology???
It’s what he believes.
Sheesh what’s the big shock here anyway? Romney said in his speech to the conservatives that he was stepping down so that the party could be united in the war on terror. That was the day after super tuesday. Too me that was an endorsement for McCain.”
Funny, I heard the speech while driving and couldn’t catch it all. I thought he had endorsed McCain until I read on here otherwise.
Also, do you know if Fred officially endorsed McCain?
Better to endorse McCain than the real sleazy bucket in the race Huckabee.
A pox on ALL of them.
I feel the same about Romney. I just wish that HuckleBerry would have had the sense to get out of the race and leave it to Mit and John. It might have been a horserace then. Now it doesn’t matter.
This hardly surprised me. CAVE IN.
I don’t like McCain any more than most of you, but thank God we can avoid a brokered convention. That would be about the stupidest thing we could do among a string of very stupid things being done for a very very long time.
“I know Zero about the LDS doctrine.”
Then you know more than Huckabee.
Hardly a "backer" other than first it was Hunter, then Thompson and then Romney as the choices got thinner and thinner...
But I'm not sure what the expectation was after his withdrawal speech. To hold his delegates and bring some sort of doomed fight to the convention? That would have been disruptive as well as so counter productive that it's not even thinkable.
No, I will take him at his word about winning the war on terror and that electing either of the rats would ensure full blown surrender.
I don't like McCain just like I didn't like Nixon, Ford or Bush but they were so far better than the alternative I held my nose and voted for them just like I'll hold my nose and vote for McCain. He, like Nixon, Ford and Bush, has ideas that are anathema to me but he'll be better to our troops than any rat in the race.
That's life, full of imperfect choices and bad alternatives, but by God I'll never, ever allow our troops to have their legs cut out from underneath them by doing anything that helps a rat to command them.
I hope, and pray, that Romney feels the same way. In that case I feel pretty proud of him.
With a either Obama and McCain as POTUS for four years, am I the only one who questions whether or not there will even be a "2012"?
EXACTLY! That is when I saw the true character, or lack of character, of Huckabee. He did it again when he made an attack add, said he wouldn't show it, then showed it to the ENEMEDIA! After that stunt, I knew there is NO WAY I would ever vote for him.
A candidate can change their position on issues and we have to decide if we will trust them or not. But when a person shows their true character during an election, it doesn't matter how many pledges they sign or how many times they change where they stand on an issue, their character is there for all to see.
I have no respect for Mr. Huckabee!
Kinda confusing. I’m not sure whether all these endorsements are official or not.
The rules for the delegates differ state by state, but as far as I know they cannot be “ordered” by a candidate to do anything. They are often bound to vote for the candidate in the first ballot, or in the first several ballots, but after that they can do what they want or what state party rules say they can. So the delegates themselves can’t be given away. It’s a withdrawal from the race and an endorsement. No transfer of delegates.
Yeah, but by saying that God had multiple sons, it is denying that Jesus is God (God and Jesus are one), thereby proving that Mormons aren't Christians. Christians believe that Christ was God. Huck simply spoke the truth and it was spun by the dims and the media.
mccain has to ask romney. only way to seal the deal. it would make me feel better cause i don’t think john will live very long. still have to think about whether i would vote for mccain if Mitt is on the ticket.
I wonder if he goes around in his stalking feet, too. </s>
good for Romney...he;’s a gentlman and should have a great political future because of this. We are facing the juggernaut named Obama at this point..and we need every vote.
Unless of course Hillary pulls a sly move and manages to get Mich and Florida seated....but that will also be the end of the dem party.
McCain is a better choice than either of the Dems. Huckabee doesn't have a chance of winning the nomination.
It's time for the Republicans that can stomach it to start rallying around the person that is going to be their candidate regardless of if they want him to be or not.
Of course in my opinion Huckabee is even worse that McCain. Huckabee has too muck of a problem with the truth to really be the social conservative he claims to be, and he's a fiscal liberal and clueless on foreign affairs.
McCain is a horrible choice, Huckabee is even worse.
“Pay back is a bitch, Huck.”
Yep, as much as I am dismayed by McCain being our nominee, the only thing that would be worse IMO is Huckabee. I have to say, Romney giving McCain his delegates - makes me smile a little. Oh well, The Huck will be spending the weekend in the Cayman Islands, collecting his $$$$.
Huckabee is a buffoon and not qualified for office.... McCain is way out in front and will get the nod one way or another...
Its about like pulling tape off your leg... you can either pull it bit by bit and ouch ouch ouch all the way....
Or you can rip it off and get over with the pain...
Romney sees the sheer stupidity that some people are promoting and hence apparently has chosen the lesser of two evils....he rip the tape off the leg and 'just got it over with'....
Which that is a good thing.
Not to my knowledge.
Romney was a liberal independent, however, and at one time or another betrayed the Constitution and spoke out against Reaganism, the Contract With America and the Republican Party. Not to mention supporting Roe v Wade, gun control, gay rights and promoting nationalized health care. But of course, evberything changed when Romney decided to run for POTUS in 2005.
I don’t remember Reagan engaging in those politics as a Democrat or a Republican. Do you?
Romney can ask his delegates to vote for McCain, but he can’t order them to. They can vote for whomever they want to. Most of them will probably vote for McCain, but some probably won’t, perhaps even if Huckabee has withdrawn before the convention.
That sounds like something you read on the tabloids at the checkout stand — right up there with “two-headed baby born speaking ancient Aramaic and juggling 6 tennis balls born to a mermaid”
“LDS people think that we all are brothers, so that happens to include Jesus and anyone else. Huckabee feigned ignorance and tried to make it sound like Mormons worship Satan just like Jesus. 1) It was a stupid low blow, and 2) As a trained religious guy, Huckster should know better”
Huckabee knew what he was doing.
McSlug will be a one term president. Mitt would be in perfect position to run in 2012.