McCain to endorse Romney
January 4th, 2012
12:45 AM ET
2 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. skalamba

    Go Romney !!!!! Mccain will help Romney, and he will straight win to the nomination.

    January 4, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. kenny

    Here we have McCain, the guy who lost to Obama endorsing Romney thus making him the next guy who will lose to Obama. You go McCain. With Republicans on the prowl Obama doesn't even need to campaign. This is like Republicans going hunting and when the shooting starts they all turn and shoot themselves in the face. OOooppps Mr Cheney. Did I step on your shooting skills?

    January 4, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. once upon a horse

    I bet the far right Limbaugh conservatives that Mitt is trying to woo are gonna LOVE this.

    January 4, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Dixie AZ

    I'm only guessing, but the guess is that this endorsement is uninvited. McCain just wants an ego press opp.

    January 4, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. JT

    I'm pro Romney, but I've got to say he's got an all star line up of endorsements. George H. W. Bush who lost to Clinton in 1992 because of the recession. Bob Dole loser to Clinton in 96 (the election that was republicans to lose and they did it by screwing up the nomination). Dan Quale enough said. Christine O'Donell who costs the Republicans the senate in 2010. And finally, the 2008 loser John McCain. Romney should say thanks but no thanks to some of these endorsements.

    January 4, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. Mike Botwin

    Shocking! The Millionaire's Club endorses The Millionaire's Club!

    January 4, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  7. larkk

    You know, if seems that everyone is first to cast stones of negativeness ..They have done it as far back as the Kennedy era. And like a reader earlier posted, no one is perfect, however, whether they are winners or losers, at least they are showing unity and backing someone. Right now, our political views should be not about the loser or winner, but who is the best person (candidate) that can balance the budget, and bring unity and trust back to the American people.

    January 4, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  8. ja

    how many votes does he cast, i' don't approve of any gop canidates, the best man has the job now

    January 4, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  9. Buster Bloodvessel

    The basic problem remains: Who'd want Mitt running the country?

    January 4, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. westward

    This is hilarious! The GOP is comedy gold!

    January 4, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. JM

    McCain endorsed Sarah Palin too.

    January 4, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. Chuk

    This is nothing more than a tit-for-tat against Santorum who endorsed Romney in 2008 to keep McCain from getting the nomination. Now, as soon as McCain sees Santorum's little surge, he wants to put a stop to it.

    And the Republican drama continues.

    January 4, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  13. jerry

    Boy a lot of hate directed toward Sen McCain. Remember obama did not run against McCain he ran against President Bush who was not popular because of the wars and the declining economy. Now Obama who lives by the sword...well you get the idea. Either of the two emerging GOP runners have the resume and ability to kick the fraud-in-chief to the road. The GOP is and presents its self as center left...while the democratic party has been shoved to the far far left and most of America is to the center and perhaps right. The obama experiment is over folks.

    January 4, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  14. truth

    so here we go again!!! a bunch of whiners and complainers yet 95% of them never bother to get their lazy be-hinds to the voting polls. they like to yap yap yap but then complain about the person who would eventually be elected. let's count the number of registered republicans versus the number of voters. oh yea! don't even dare to make an excuse saying you can't get off work. blah blah blah because you are legally entitled to leave work to vote!

    January 4, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. CBR

    Let the people decide. These endorsements only mean there will be political payback required. We all know what that means!

    January 4, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. Bonzobitz

    I believe it was Bob Dylan and not Simon and Garfunkel who sang "the times, they are a changin"

    January 4, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  17. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    The basic problem remains: Who'd want Mitt running the country?
    ====================================================
    It would appear to be 51% of the country as that is the percentage that does not approve of Obama's job performance. So yes, you are OUT of the main stream if you think Obama deserves to be re-elected.

    January 4, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  18. joe in ca

    oh boy, that endorsement is going to make me support romney. what a loser, teh whole lot of them.

    January 4, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  19. ShawnDH

    Ha! One loser endorses another. Mittens can not beat Obama.

    January 4, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. Terence

    With friends like that, who needs a proctologist?

    January 4, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  21. Ken in MD

    Who cares what McCain thinks?

    January 4, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  22. once upon a horse

    this is not going to matter one bit until SARAH PALIN makes her endorsement and for some reason I doubt it will be Mitt

    January 4, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  23. Logic in LA

    An aging, failed candidates endorsement has what value? I don't get it!

    January 4, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  24. DIANA

    Poor Mittens, first he gets the endorsement from the "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell, now he gets one from McCain who doesn't have the sense to pick a good running mate in '08. Who you really rooting for John?

    January 4, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  25. Jill

    Wow, most comments sound like Gringrich: bitter, angry, and scared. Unfortunately I'm certain that most of the commenters are not republicans...they're democrats supporting Dear Leader President Obama. Romney can and will beat Obama, they're just scared.

    January 4, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
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