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Mitt’s First Day – Who’s Behind Him (And Who Isn’t)?

Mitt’s First Day – Who’s Behind Him (And Who Isn’t)?

With former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich out of the race for real now, and Mitt Romney taking the stage as last (viable) man standing, the real general election is officially on.

But based on the endorsement process surrounding Romney, it’s still a little hard to tell.

Gingrich is on board and ready to move on with the general campaign.  As part of his final official concession, he reiterated how ready he is to hit the trail in support of Romney as inevitable nominee.  For a small price, of course.  According to USA Today,  “The two men will make a joint appearance in a few weeks, when Gingrich will make an official endorsement. The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee have offered to be helpful as Gingrich works to retire his campaign debt.”

Former candidate Jon Huntsman is also ready to get on the Romney train, albeit with a rather tepid endorsement.  “I see him as the best of the options we have available,” Huntsman told his local paper.  “[He is] the best we have out there. We have a choice at the end of the day and he’s my choice. I think he’s the best equipped by far to deal with the economic issues and challenges that confront us.”

Romney may be the “best option,” but that still hasn’t brought all of the other former candidates on board.  Although Texas Governor Rick Perry and Tea Party star Herman Cain offered their support, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum are both biding their time, making the coveted social conservative voting-block still tauntingly out of Romney’s reach.

Maybe Romney needs to offer to pay off a few other folks’ campaign debts, too.

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10:00AM PDT on May 4, 2012

LOVE YOUR COMMENT HOLLY!

8:21AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Man oh man! Are the dems going to have fun with the repugnants quotes about moneyr.

5:01AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Gingrich and Santorum won't endorse unless PAID, the meeting with Rick is today!
The GOP needs to be totally cleaned up and I believe the only way it can be done is a major loss by all tea party members in Congress and never giving them access to the Senate.
That way, if Romney wins he can be a liberal moderate winging it with the power of the democrats.

Anything else spells DANGER! These right wingers will destroy this country and if you are poor, middle class and elderly, drop dead because they will be servants to the wealthier corporate types only. This is the scenario folks.

4:42AM PDT on May 4, 2012

I thought we were done looking at the pigs face!

9:19PM PDT on May 3, 2012

the backwoman is back! head for the hills or get sent to the fag farm for conversion by her deep in the closet hubbie ordained for her by her god. the mitt she hated, who could not beat the president, now is her man; I hope the Mr is not a jealous kind of guy.

7:42PM PDT on May 3, 2012

Gingrich a staunch conservative republican will not endorse another republican unless he is paid. What loyalty to the party. It is nice to know that he will be on your side as soon as the check clears.

5:33PM PDT on May 3, 2012

Wow, Gingrich is getting paid to endorse the Mitt??? What a slime!

5:08PM PDT on May 3, 2012

I'm trying to remember the name of the song that Jimmy Fallon's band played when Michele Bachmann appeared on his show. Wish it would have accompanied this article.

4:40PM PDT on May 3, 2012

I can't believe Huntsman sol ot his integrity by saying ~ "I see him as the best of the options we have available,”

Oops! sorry, I guess he had no integrity either.

4:38PM PDT on May 3, 2012

Holly....To funny!

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