Everyone can rest easy. Former Florida Governor and political scion Jeb Bush has made it official — he’s backing Mitt Romney for Governor.
The Republican leader explained his endorsement via statement, saying “Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season. Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party’s nomination. We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed.”
Bush’s name had been bandied about as a potential stealth candidate for the GOP nomination by Republicans unhappy about the current crop of candidates. An op-ed written late last year fanned the flames of the rumor even more.
But, no, there will not be another Bush running for the White House.
At least, not in 2012.
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