McCain to endorse Romney
January 4th, 2012
12:45 AM ET
3 years ago

McCain to endorse Romney

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona will throw his support behind Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday, a senior Republican source close to the senator said.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee will travel to New Hampshire to make the endorsement.

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McCain won the New Hampshire primary during his presidential bid, beating Romney, who quickly endorsed McCain after he dropped out of the race in early February following key losses on Super Tuesday.

News of the endorsement was first reported by BuzzFeed Politics.

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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Mitt Romney
soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. TxRealRepublican

    Looser to a Looser: Do as I say and you will do as I did. Gotta love the Rep Establishment, the true believers in a scorched earth philosophy where if they can't have it, no one will.

    January 4, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. callmecrazy

    McCain was promised a shot after he endorsed W and lost, and now Romney will get the GOP nod. It's already a done deal.

    January 4, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Jay

    Where's Sarah? No doubt the Tea/Republicans will graft her onto Romney as his VP and thus guarantee another lost election for themselves.

    January 4, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. Gary M.

    McCain's endorsement won't help Romney and will likely hurt him with Tea Party folks. Remember ... McCain was very insulting to the Tea Party which showed himeself as more interested in following the instructions from the crusty establishment GOP kings, than in a new era of American politics.

    January 4, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. C in the South

    "...John McCain of Arizona will throw his support behind Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday"

    Throw? Mr. Senator, I would recommend a soft, underhanded toss. Throwing something as light as your support may shatter it in flight or overshoot its intended target.

    January 4, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. qqqqqjim

    Might as well be endorsed by 'W'. That will be the death knell of his campaign. If McCain endorsed water, I would quit drinking it!

    January 4, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Gary M.

    Also ... McCain was such a sore loser in 2008 he showed his character by blaming Sara Palin for his failure.

    January 4, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. mannycl

    I enjoy reading the comments of the bitter liberal loosers. However Mitt Romney will be the next president.

    January 4, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Justincalifornia

    So Bush practically endorsed him & now McCain? wow the GOP fan base must be really really proud.

    January 4, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. ted

    All I care is on November 6, Obama/Biden is declared the winner in the national election.

    January 4, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  11. MadInCt

    To quote Dick Cheney's simple missive: So?

    January 4, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  12. Al

    All he needs now is for Palin to endorse him. Obama stop praying!

    January 4, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  13. detada

    One loser supporting another. That is special.

    January 4, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  14. CarolSong

    So... that will firmly commit the GOP to flip flop candidates. Ain't it grande! What a mess. What a disappointing mess. The GOP has ruined Congress. I'm depressed.

    January 4, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. TruthHurts

    LOL...a goof endorsing a goof!

    January 4, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. Behonest

    Remember McCain endorsed Palin too not long ago..........!

    January 4, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  17. Patrick

    McCain needs to retire..................and his endorsement isn't worth much to the Republican Party since many abandoned him in 2008. Wondering why Sarah Palin is soooooooo guiet lately..............is she biding her time to make an endorsement after SC or FL ? Just hoping she isn't stupid enough to go for Perry.

    January 4, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  18. McJesus

    Neocon wargongers tend to aggregate like flies on....

    January 4, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  19. Mike B

    This endorsement is about as helpful as Christine O'Donnell's.

    January 4, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  20. Buster Bloodvessel

    McCain's Endorsement: "I'm sure he can't be any worse than that dang Sarah Palin."

    January 4, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. Emmy Skaddittle

    two rich guys talking about taking over the world

    January 4, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
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