Romney flaunts backing from Elizabeth Dole; NH women
December 28th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney flaunts backing from Elizabeth Dole; NH women

(CNN) - Mitt Romney rolled out another slate of endorsements Wednesday, hailing support from former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole as well as a panel of high-profile women in New Hampshire.

In endorsing Romney, Dole praised the former Massachusetts governor's experience and character.

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"America is facing some of the greatest challenges in our nation's history, in particular with regard to our economic future," Dole wrote in a release. "It is vitally important that we nominate an individual with both a steady hand for these difficult times and the experience and capabilities to get our country back on track."

Dole campaigned with her husband, former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, when he was running as the GOP nominee in the 1996 presidential election. The North Carolina Republican touted her Iowa contacts in her statement endorsing Romney.

"I've been in all of Iowa's 99 counties twice and have met hundreds and hundreds of dedicated voters," Dole wrote. "Endorsements may not matter, but hopefully my friends in Iowa will also offer their support to the Governor, a man of experience, leadership and unassailable character."

Romney also heralded the support from a long list of New Hampshire women Wednesday, including leaders in local government and the wives of three prominent Granite State politicians.

The panel of "New Hampshire Women for Mitt" includes Kathy Gregg, wife of former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg; Nancy Sununu, wife of former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu; and Lisa Bass, wife of Rep. Charlie Bass.

"I am proud to earn the support of these outstanding women from across New Hampshire," Romney said in a statement. "They share my vision of a 'Smaller, Simpler, and Smarter' federal government so that we don't burden future generations with crushing debt and deficits."

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  1. Marie MD

    OMG!!! That's Elizabeth Dole? No wonder she endorses the $250M flip flopper. She probably can't recognize herself when looking in the mirror.
    I always liked Elizabeth but I am seeing a pattern here for mitts. Lots of the old folks coming to his aid.

    December 28, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Jariv

    Romney 2012 !! The logical choice and the true handy man that can actually fix the economy, not just patch it.

    December 28, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Marie MD observed:

    I always liked Elizabeth but I am seeing a pattern here for mitts. Lots of the old folks coming to his aid.
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    It means that Mitt Romney is a "status quo candidate" who will become a "status quo politician" who will do nothing to change the economic inequity in this country.

    December 28, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Phil in KC

    Gee, seems like Romney has the backing of a number of influential Republican leaders. Now, if he could only get the backing of the rank and file....

    December 28, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    She was a crook that ran the Red cross almost into bankruptcy when she ran it.

    December 28, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Jariv – Fix which Country? China or India? Outsourcing more jobs there?

    December 28, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    It means that Mitt Romney is a "status quo candidate" who will become a "status quo politician" who will do nothing to change the economic inequity in this country.
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    Of course he will. He'll give everybody the opportunity to work. Of course some will not avail themselves of that opportunity and instead sit on the couch complaining about how life isn't fair. Oh well... you can lead a socialist to opportunity but you can't make him work!

    December 28, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Nothing like Newt and Paul getting near first in the polls to get the troops to circle the wagons around the person best suited to handing Obama his pink slip in November.

    December 28, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. diridi

    It does not matter as to who this old coot endorses, those days are gone...Bob Dole, Jessie Helms, or Goldwater, does not matter...they are all bunch of old coots...o.k, Romney may be front-runner, but will never win with Obama....period. Obama2012.

    December 28, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. NC

    Elizabeth Dole won't help Romney in NC. We voted her out after 1 term in 2008. She was never in NC and did nothing for our state. My gosh what has she done to her face, bless her heart.

    December 28, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Does she endorse erectile dysfunction pills, as well as Mittens?

    December 28, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    Every week Romney gets endorsements still his polling numbers are still less than 30s

    Many conservatives still begging g others to run

    December 28, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. Thomas

    She did a great job as head of the Red Cross.

    I would like to ask former Senator Bob Dole what he thinks of Mitts five sons commitment to military service.

    December 28, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. Reefer Power

    I am not sure how that is "flaunting". All Mitt said was that he is proud to "earn" the support of these outstanding women. He is graciously thanking them for their support.

    Flaunting would be more like self anointing yourself the nominee.

    Some people have a penchant for premature self aggrandizement – Mitt thankfully isn't one of them.

    December 28, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. Bill

    There is a reason this haridan lost her relection bid in 2006. More of the same, old tired GOP garbage. And what' s up with that retooled face? Whew.

    December 28, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  16. A. Goodwin

    Jarviv – Tell that to the hundreds of people who lost their jobs due to his efforts to restructure several business. Or, lets not forget that he a) abused his pet dog and b) committed voter fraud...

    December 28, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Noodle Nose Johnson

    She was punted out of office by the voters in North Carolina for being a complete waste of space. How is endorsement valued? Plus she looks like Tammy Faye Bakker. Yikers!

    December 28, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Truth somebody wrote:

    Of course he will. He'll give everybody the opportunity to work.
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    You need to get your ideology straight, pal. Isn't that which you describe meet your own definiton of socialism? Does government create jobs, or does the private sector create jobs? I point this out because the only way a Pres. Romney could draw on his *vast experience* at Bain Capital is to buy out companies, and reinvent them, which means government take over of the private sector. You need to get your ideology straight, pal.

    December 28, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  19. Amelia

    Go Mitt 2012!

    December 28, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Nothing like Newt and Paul getting near first in the polls to get the troops [insert quote from below] to circle the wagons around the person best suited to handing Obama his pink slip in November
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    [ light the torches, inspire fear in the people, and declare you will conduct a secret ballot count, and ]

    It also means that the person best suited in the conservative alternate universe is the person best suited in the actual universe of the here and now to win the election. No matter who the Republicans pick out of the current field, They. Will. Lose. Except for the Tea Parry Raucus in the House, everyone can see it coming, which is why there is such a panic within the Republican ranks.

    December 28, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    [EDIT] person best suited in the conservative alternate universe is *NOT* the person best suited in the actual universe

    December 28, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    >A. Goodwin - Tell that to the hundreds of people who lost their jobs due to his efforts to restructure several business.

    Or maybe to the thousands that KEPT their jobs because the company was able to survive and prosper after being restructured. Did you complain like this when the government restructured GM nd peopl elost their jobs? That was Obama's fault right?

    >Or, lets not forget that he a) abused his pet dog and b) committed voter fraud...

    Soooooo.... think it might be time you put the bottle down???

    December 28, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth wrote:

    Did you complain like this when the government restructured GM nd peopl elost their jobs?
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    You did, though. You have complained about it to no end, and in all CAPS, no less.

    December 28, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  24. Just Say No to Flipper

    Looks like Karl Rove's Plan to Elect the Next Neocon Robot continues on schedule. Expect more lame announcements from the corporatist elitists and neocons as Rove tries to heard conservative voters into the slaughter chute before they realize it's too late. No doubt Rove is already planning to hack primary votes around the country with little scams like secret counting. Go Ron Paul!

    December 28, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  25. jim

    This women needs a face transplant

    December 28, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |