Romney Picks Up Key Endorsements In Ohio and Oklahoma

Super Tuesday is almost here, and former Governor Mitt Romney is getting a helping hand with two key endorsements sure to boost his numbers when the votes are counted.

Although he’s been trailing former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in Ohio for weeks, Romney has finally drawn into a statistical tie.  Now, with the endorsement of House Majority Leader and Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, the campaign is no doubt expecting a surge in support.  One Romney adviser points to the leading Republican’s endorsement as a sign that Romney is the more viable candidate when it comes to helping Republicans get elected down-ticket, saying, “I gotta believe in the back of his mind he’s also thinking about maintaining a Republican majority in the house and elected republicans are looking for someone who has coattails, not concrete shoes.”

But Cantor isn’t the only one putting out a last minute endorsement.  Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has announced he is supporting Romney, too.  And with Romney far behind in the state, that help is very welcome. “What I have seen is a very hard-fought primary. And we have seen now that the central issue about the campaign now is the economy. I just think there’s one candidate in the case who can do that, and it’s Mitt Romney.”

Could it be that Santorum’s focus on social issues is finally starting to drag him down, or has the party finally realized that although red meat makes the party stalwarts happy, the rest of the potential Republican voters just aren’t that into them?

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7 comments

Marianna B M.

thats not good. in fact it doesnt really matter

Avril Lomas
Avril Lomas4 years ago

Don,t you just LOVE it when Mrs Romney says that she does not think or feel wealthy?
Doesn,t everone have a $12 million ,beach house in California/three other mansions throughout the country,Two Cadillacs,,a yacht,dressage horses.etc.etc.
From which planet did these people arrive.Mr Romney, peoples choice!.does not think that $347,000 is much money. I wonder if they have any idea how the rest of the country survives.?
and to cap it all, he is Scared to death of Limbaugh. and can change his mind within eight minutes. Is this REALLY the best that the Repugs can find? God help America!.
It,s the ECONOMY,not contraception ,STUPID

Audrey H.
Audrey H.4 years ago

I think some people will have massive coronaries and strokes come November 7, 2012 and it isn't going to be those on the left!

Steve R.
Steve R.4 years ago

Oh dear Robin - does this mean that Romney CAN "battle" Obama?

When are you going to tell us who's endorsing Obama - or doesn't he have any endorsements yet - except from the socialist union bosses of course - which does not necessarily mean that the union MEMBERS agree.

Obama - the "one term" Democrat president - that has such a nice ring to it, don't you think?

Only one thing would be nicer - Romney/Santorum/Gingrich/Paul/Anyone - in a landslide!

Thomas B.
Thomas B.4 years ago

Santorum is leading in Oklahoma by nearly 20 points. Coburn is not running again and is just pandering for a Cabinet appointment if Romney wins.

Anne Cole
.4 years ago

Romney actively pursued Ted Nugent, the woman hating has been freak. Here's Ted in his hate-spewing mode.

"I was in Chicago last week I said, “Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk?” Obama, he’s a piece of shit and I told him to suck on one of my machine guns. Let’s hear it for them. I was in New York and I said, “Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset you worthless bitch.” Since I’m in California, I’m gonna find Barbara Boxer she might wanna suck on my machine guns. Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these you worthless whore."

Romney's voting base - gotta love em.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Robin.