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. Maltese Falcon

    Phoney loser murderer. Who cares what McDisable thinks. He is responsible for O'Bama.

    January 4, 2012 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  2. Frankie

    YAWN!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2012 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  3. Maltese Falcon

    Who cares what McNutsky thinks. He is the reason you got O'Bama. And 10 more years of their crusade.

    January 4, 2012 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  4. erick_z

    This is GREAT!!! One loser backing another..

    January 4, 2012 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  5. Maltese Falcon

    Maybe he wants to re-elect The Obaminator.
    Well, he is military.

    January 4, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  6. Jackie

    An endorsement from the man who picked Sarah Palin as his VP enough said. McCain still thinks he's going against Obama and has to be reminded the race ended in 2008.

    January 4, 2012 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  7. Mary

    So much for Romney! LOL

    January 4, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  8. Rob Johnson

    A lot of the same right-wingers who hate Romney LOATHE McCain, so this will drive them completely insane.

    So insane that they might even nominate Rick Santorum. Politics is a nutty business, stranger things have happened....

    January 4, 2012 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  9. albertgo

    McCain ran a poor campaign. Should have easily beat Obama based on Obama's inexperience and voting 'present' in IL senate. As an IL voter, wasn't fooled before about Obama, optimistic that the 'Hope and Change' naive idealists won't be fooled again.

    If Hillary was running, might cast a vote. As an independent voter, it's again, anyone BUT Obama.

    January 4, 2012 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  10. Thomas

    Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Senator Dole have shown there true colors. And why they both lost the General election .

    They both sold out ! For two old veterans to support Romney who avoided military service says it all. And a disgrace to all those young men and women who served in armed forces.

    Maybe John thinks he has a shot at the VP spot , don't think so. No country for old men.

    January 4, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  11. Ricky Bobby

    Congrats on winning Iowa Gov. Romney! The narrowest victories are the most satisfying. All the best in the upcoming caucuses.

    January 4, 2012 02:46 am at 2:46 am |
  12. Brian A

    This is just another reason why I will not be supporting Romney.

    January 4, 2012 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  13. john

    Hey Ann Coulter!!! I bet you're loving the 25% huh?!!!! LOL

    January 4, 2012 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  14. ROBERT PAULSON

    The Co-Sponsor of the NDAA Law to endorse Romney. Lol. These people make me sick.

    January 4, 2012 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  15. Anonymous

    Romney wants McCain's endorsement? Is he stupid?

    January 4, 2012 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  16. NewRome

    Kiss of death? lolz

    January 4, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  17. USA

    Yea Romney !!!

    January 4, 2012 03:43 am at 3:43 am |
  18. Harry Wreckdom

    One loser backing another – go figure...........

    All Mittens needs to do now is choose $illy $arah for his VP pick – THAT would seal the deal!!!!

    January 4, 2012 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  19. Max in AZ

    Sen. McCain endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP Presidential nomination has got to be the biggest kiss of death a candidate could ever have! Thanks John.

    January 4, 2012 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  20. Donkey Party

    Not that it matters, but add one more kiss of death to Romney's candidacy. Maybe Jariv's kissing of Romney's butt can help counter it.

    January 4, 2012 04:24 am at 4:24 am |
  21. Grog

    Might just be me but I would think that an endorsement from McCain would be a bad thing. I don't like Obama but I'd still vote for Obama over McCain. Having McCain back someone is just another sign for me not to vote for that person.

    January 4, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  22. kenny

    Well if that ain't the "Political Kiss of Death". That about like Michelle Bachmann declaring herself to be the "Iron Lady of America" when in fact she is nothing more than a walking joke.

    January 4, 2012 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  23. PT

    McCain will endorse a person who will lose as he did. Romney is not able to emerge as a real winner in Iowa, how can he beat Pres. Obama nationally?

    January 4, 2012 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  24. greencollarworker

    Is there anyone left who considers McCain relevant?

    January 4, 2012 05:12 am at 5:12 am |
  25. Tad Pole

    I guess this proves that it is all about politics. One would almost think that McCain would have supported whoever placed first in IA.

    January 4, 2012 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
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