October 17th, 2007
10:27 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney gets two endorsements

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign confirmed endorsements from two big names in conservative circles Wednesday.

Florida Rep. Connie Mack and Bob Jones III are both supporting the Massachusetts Republican, Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said. Mack is the son of former Florida Sen. Connie Mack and Jones is president of the socially conservative Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

Both Florida and South Carolina are likely to play key roles in determining the party’s eventual nominee.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s campaign countered with its own big name endorsement on Tuesday, announcing the support of Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry.

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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Maybe Romney will beat the problem that some conservatives see - he isn't conservative enough. Rudy has the "I am manly since I was mayor during 9/11" thing going for him despite it meaning very little.

    October 17, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Daniel, NY

    Bush addressed the Armenian Genocide resolution. Check here for analysis of how that is playing out in the presidential race and where candidates stand!

    October 17, 2007 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. Daniel

    This proves further that the REligious Right is coalescing around Romney in an attempt to block Giuliani!

    October 17, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  4. laughter is good

    Bob Jones? Wow, this should really help!

    October 17, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. Shawnie Cannon, Grants Pass OR

    Oh Awesome! Romney is the winner.

    October 17, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Mike, Midland, Texas

    Why would my governor Rick Perry, who is supposed to be an avid conservative, support Rudy Guilliani, who supports Roe and is in favor of gay marriage?

    October 17, 2007 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. Lars, DC

    Go Mitt 2008!!!

    October 17, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  8. Sheila, Orangeburg, SC

    The fact that Bob Jones III is one of his endorsers...frightens me. If it had ever been likely for me to give Romney a shot...it's gone now.

    October 17, 2007 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Nick Feasterville, PA

    Mitt Romney. A loser. He couldn't even answer a man that had asked him a question about the use of medical marijuana. The man that asked him a question had muscular distrophy and was in a wheel chair. Romney couldn't even look at him. Piss on Romney.

    I am a very supporter of Dick Cheney. I also loved the way Cheney looked at Wolf Blitzer when Cheney asked Blitzer numerous times about his daughter no to go there. Blitzer was really just a plain dumb ass in that interview.

    October 17, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. Val Davydov, Agawam, MA



    ROMNEY 08!

    October 17, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Eddie Haskel, Cowtown, TEXAS

    YEE HAW...Way to go Guili! (Julie??) An endorsement from one jerk to another....aka Rick Perry. You should be proud.

    October 17, 2007 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. Stephen, West Columbia, SC

    Bob Jones III is not the President of Bob Jones University. His son, Stephen Jones, is the President, and has been for a few years now. Just thought you might want to know that.

    October 17, 2007 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. MC - Atlanta, GA

    Romney is a total flip flopper – look at footage from 94 and his governor campaign, he is no coservative, as much as I dislike conservatives, at least I know one when I see one.

    And by the way, Guiliani does NOT support gay marriage, where do people in midland Texas get thier education from? Same place the president did obviousley...

    October 17, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  14. robert

    Dear Republicans

    please choose Romney

    October 17, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. Cody, Valparaiso, Indiana

    It just proves that Governor Romney has followers in all walks of life and that shouldn't keep anyone from supporting him. This man has the charisma to bring this nation together under a common banner of optimism.

    October 17, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Chris, FL

    Again, these are just two people, two votes. Unless the governors put pressure on its citizens to vote like them, this doesn't matter.

    I think the governors are coming out lately to show that they only support "the media elite candidates". By NOT supporting Huckabee, Paul, Brownback, they are "attempting" to make people believe they are not worth voting for.

    OR, they are leading the candiates pushed on us and have to make a show to try to stop the revolutions that are taking place.

    October 17, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. rick hebron ohio

    is rommney accepting the bob jones endorsement?isnt bob jones university the one that doesnt allow interracial dating?which way will rommney flop on this one

    October 17, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Christopher Thurow

    Wow what a suprise: Two "Big Government" hacks endorse a third!
    Who would've thought? Here's what these guys should do: Since there is NO difference between Romney, Giuliani, Thompson and McCain, they should simply endorse ALL of them and save time.

    Ron Paul IS the only real conervative.

    October 17, 2007 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. Aaron, Perrysburg Ohio

    Mike, what on earth gives YOU the right to regulate abortion? I agree it is morally wrong, however it is not a decison we get to make for a woman, I am a proud republican and feel that a small and conservative government should not interfere with medical procedures. Maybe the government can tell you when you are allowed to have vasectomy next.

    October 17, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Tom Dedham, Mass

    Good for you Mitt. People are starting to see the real deal.

    October 17, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. Daniel

    In new Iowa poll, Romney leads once again while Giuliani falls to fourth. Dream numbers for the Romney campaign.

    October 17, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  22. laurinda,ny

    Doesn't that just figure that Floridians would be backing him. Seems like we are going to have to watch Florida real closely during the voting so we won't have more of the same cheating that went on with the Bushies.

    October 17, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  23. Joel

    I understand Governor Romney's desire to be liked by the religious right considering his mixed record. But getting the endorsement of Bob Jones III sends a clear message that his campaign is less interested in solving today's problems and more interested in stirring up the intolerance that existed in the 1950's.

    October 17, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. Chris Charlottesville VA

    All this non sense takes away from the true conservative in the field..Ron Paul. Giuliani, Romney, McCain, and Thompson are big government, wasteful spenders. We need a president who gives us back the power that was so clearly stated when this nation was founded 230 years ago.

    October 17, 2007 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. jim Scottsdale AZ

    Mitt has no substance and is an empty suit.
    Typical says nothing. The only person that makes sense is Ron Paul.

    October 17, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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