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. ThinkAgain

    Of course McCain will endorse Romney: They are twins in that they will do anything to get elected! Heck, we may even see the Shrilla from Wasilla tacked onto Mittens as his VP!

    January 4, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  2. Andy

    McCain is a liar and imbecile that hides behind his veteran status way too much and that is the only thing he has to talk about, Being a POW AND GOING TO WAR.

    January 4, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  3. Mikey

    Wow! Romney is a terrible speaker. A very herkey-jerkey delivery. Noted several inaccuracies. He said 8.6% unemployment was 25 million people. What, did he just multiply 300 million times 8%? I know the GOP wants to bring back child labor, but don't you think having every man, woman, and child in the labor pool is a bit much? He also said the President is on track to double the debt in one term, which also isn't close to correct.

    January 4, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  4. Woman In California

    One loser to another loser. McCain is only endorsing Willard because he endorsed him in the end. Both are not electable and both deserve each other.

    January 4, 2012 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  5. Dennis Pence

    Here is a very good reason not to vote for Romney – if you ever would have. McCain is a RINO and Romney is the republicans puppet. We need a real leader in office.

    January 4, 2012 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  6. Akhigbe Cliff

    With endorsement senator McCain, i think mitt romney stand bright chances of beating closest rival rick santorum.

    January 4, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  7. jb1963

    Kiss of death for the flip flopper.

    January 4, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  8. m

    This should really help. They do have something in common though. They own so many house it hard for them to keep count. McCain married into money, Romney did it the old fashioned way – he stole it.

    January 4, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  9. M.K.

    One loser supporting another loser = two losers

    January 4, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  10. David

    THe kiss of death ?

    January 4, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  11. Tori

    Sorry John, you would have been President had you not selected Sarah Palin as your running mate. Now look at the mess we're in.

    January 4, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  12. Walter

    Oh please. The guy practically gave the presidency to Obama. I couldn't care less who McCain endorses.

    January 4, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  13. btmurphyuic

    So what do these two gentlemen have in common? Both failed to stand up for their more moderate beliefs. It cost McCain a shot at winning the Presidential election, and it will do the same to Romney. This is the detriment of living in fear of the ultra-conservative voting base, who have a stranglehold on their party's discourse.

    January 4, 2012 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  14. Chopswell

    And this news is 'good' for Romney? lmao

    January 4, 2012 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  15. Proud51

    Mr. Mcain...the fact that Romney and Saint Toro (ole) are so cloase means, when it comes to Republicans, Americans are for none of the above. Unfortunately, they feel they have to select someone. So go to New Hampshire and endorse your rich horse from Utah but now residing in Massachusetts with a 12 million dollar waterfront home in California. The only things he comes close to know about middles class is the employee he laid off.

    January 4, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  16. Romney is a Pragmatist.

    Not an ideological purist. He is about
    getting results. He helped create thousands of jobs. Staples,
    Sport's Authority, AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Burger
    King, Brookstone, Burlington Coat Factory, Guitar Center, Sealy, Toys
    R Us, The Weather Channel are just a few examples of Romney success
    stories. He governed as a moderate, fiscally responsible Governor of
    a very blue state. Our country would do well to have somebody that
    can work across party lines to bring some fiscal sanity back to our
    country. It is good to see McCain endorsing him.

    January 4, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  17. DavidE7

    McCain's endorsement should be worth a few dozen votes. Romney is toast.

    January 4, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  18. Valleygirl

    Well, I am sure I will not vote for Rommney if McCain is backing him, this is a man who fought for this country, was an actual POW and yet he sponsers and votes for laws that undermine our freedoms and liberties. I don't know how he got so far off track, but if he is backing Romney then I sure won't. I guess we are back to hoping that Trump will run... Santorium is too far right and worries more worried about the social rights rather than getting our country back on track. While gay rights, abortion and other social problems are important, first and foremost we need to get the country back on track, once this happens then we can open discussions about social issues...

    January 4, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  19. Dem4Paul2012

    Decrepid, Mavericky, failed presidential bid endorses Contrived, Psudo-Moderate, closet religious zealot. Everything about this points to "behind the scenes" GOP elders playing obtuse politics as a dying grasp at the withering reins of control.

    Sorry boomers, but your time is just about up. Take a look at the Iowa exit polls where over 50% of people under 40 years old, and over 60% of independants supported Ron Paul. Simon and Garfunkle were right when you were kids, and they're right again. The times, they are a-changin"!

    January 4, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  20. john

    Let RINO McCain endorse Romney!!!!! LOL!!! One RINO to another And neither are worth their weight in gold!! Two consecutive years in a row 2nd place!!! never breaking 25% in any poll or vote!!! Romney get out!!! tHE ONLY WAY YOU'LL WIN IS BY THE REST OF THE GOP VOTE BEING SPILT!!! What a way to win...elect another divider!!!

    January 4, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  21. mike from iowa

    Are you kidding me? McCain picked Palin as his running mate, thus ending his Presidential bid. He's a dork, not a fountain of election wisdom. No one cares about this loser except dying old people with alzheimers. Move on.

    January 4, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  22. troy

    So, one liberal RINO loser will endorse another?

    January 4, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  23. nuser

    Has it occurred to anyone one ,that might be a lousy endorsement?

    January 4, 2012 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  24. Greg

    That should win you about 5 votes. Why would anyone care who McCain endorses?

    January 4, 2012 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  25. Penguin

    Wonderful. An irrelevant loser endorses an irrelevant loser flip-flopper.

    January 4, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
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