Dan Quayle to back Romney
December 5th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Dan Quayle to back Romney

(CNN) - Dan Quayle will throw his support behind GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday, CNN has confirmed.

The former Republican vice president, who served with former President George H.W. Bush, will make the announcement alongside Romney at an event in suburban Phoenix.

The endorsement comes a week after Romney met with Bush and his wife Barbara at their Houston-area home.

Quayle's son, Ben, is a congressman representing Arizona.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Mitt Romney
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Dan Quayle had to get permission to endorse Mittens. He is all potatoes and no meat,

    December 5, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. Luke Brown

    Well then, I guess Romney's got a lock on the nomination now.

    December 5, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    A good way to drive elected republicans crazy is to buy only American made products this Christmas. That should really anger the foreign corporations that bribe the GOP.

    December 5, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Compared to George W. Bush, Dan Quayle is a genius. He was one of the worst VPs though.

    December 5, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Don't worry about Quale endorsing Romney. He just can't spell Gengrich or Bachman

    December 5, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. Ken in MD

    Who really cares?

    December 5, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. DandyStyker

    Dan Quail is an idiot. Nobody cares who he endorses.

    December 5, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. Anand

    Whoa, real powerhouse endorsement here! Getting his endorsement is like my three-week old puppy endorsing me for Pope even though I'm Buddhist.

    December 5, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Jen

    yeah, that's someone that I want backing me. HAHAHAH!!!!!

    December 5, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. Jude

    An endorsement by Dan Quayle. One would think it i more of a lliability than any advantage.

    December 5, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    Stupid is as stupid does...

    BOTH are stupid and clueless. Williard just pretends to be smart.

    December 5, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  12. Bill

    Great stuff. Are you sure you want his support, Mittens? You are already falling in the polls – no sense in speeding up the process.

    December 5, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. Namejkane

    What support????

    December 5, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. v_mag

    Quayle was on the receiving end of the best debate zinger of all time when he compared himself to Jack Kennedy.

    Quoting Senator Bentsen loosely: "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

    December 5, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  15. Jariv

    @stranger in an increasingly strange land... you can't spell Gingrich either. So stupid and funny. ... hahahahaha..

    December 5, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  16. AB

    You have got to to be kidding!! Romney needs Quayle's endorsement like he needs a hole in his head!! Dan Quayle is an idiot whose endorsement is of no substantial value and is in fact, a kiss of death to Romney's campaign or anyone's else's campaign for that matter.

    December 5, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  17. Eddie

    Who cares what he thinks?

    December 5, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  18. Jake

    yikes! now if he could just get Palin in line he'll have the idiot vote for sure!

    December 5, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  19. Jonathan

    This just in: Chubby McWhogivesacrap, the former White House head janitor will endorse Herman Cain. "If Dan Quayle can make a meaningless endorsement, than I can too."

    December 5, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  20. Debbie

    One more from the Bush Dynasty to back Romney. A vote for Romney is a return to Bush policies.

    December 5, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  21. clarke

    I am not so sure I would want that endorsement.

    December 5, 2011 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |