Bush 41 to endorse Romney
March 28th, 2012
11:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush 41 to endorse Romney

Washington (CNN) - In another sign the GOP establishment is coalescing behind Mitt Romney, former President George H.W. Bush is scheduled to formally endorse the Republican frontrunner on Thursday.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman confirmed Bush is expected to officially throw his support behind the GOP contender at an event in Houston, near the former president's home.

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Before Wednesday's campaign announcement, the Bush family had already signaled its support for Romney. Earlier this month, the campaign recruited former first lady Barbara Bush to record pro-Romney robo-calls in the days leading up the Ohio primary on Super Tuesday.

"We have known the Romneys for years and believe Mitt is the best man to lead the country for the next four years and Ann will make a great first lady," Mrs. Bush said on the call.

Last December, Bush made it clear he intended to support Romney in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.

"I think Romney is the best choice for us," former President Bush told the Houston Chronicle.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed Romney last week.


Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. WAKE UP PPL. ONLY RON PAUL

    "Read my lipps, no new taxes" ya i remember that. All of these ppl are on the same sinking ship.
    There is only 1 obvious answer and every "real" conservative knows who that is. The fact that Fox cancelled
    Freedom Watch tells you how corrupt this whole deal is. Sorry America, were gonna miss you. RIP

    March 28, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. atroy

    I'm glad the Bush's are lining up to tell us who to vote against.

    March 28, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  3. John

    Looks like THE ESTABLISHMENT is rallying behind their LOSER, like they did with Bob Dole and John McCain. I hope Conservatives see this and rally around Santorum in an effort to BLOCK Romney. The Republican Party NEEDS a BROKERED Convention to select quality candidates that can defeat President Obama in November. GOOD people stayed away because of Romney's Control of the Republican Party Organization in most states and of course his BIG SPENDING in the campaign. If he spends tax money like he spends his campaign money, there really would be little differencew between Obama and Romney. We need a hard RIGHT TURN. Remember the Republican Establishment want to keep their big government power, just spend it differently.

    March 28, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  4. trashcup

    DB says: "President Bush Sr is a good man. He did many good things for our country." Can we say Iraq oil war? Then when his kid was elected Bush II had to "go get that guy that tried to kill my daddy" only problem Obama did that.

    Bush 1, read my lips: "NO NEW TAXES" then goes ahead and raises taxes.

    March 28, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  5. Debbie

    And thus a vote for Romney is and has always been a vote to re-instate Bush empire policies. Romney hired GWB advisors in the very beginning. Has the official and unofficial nod of Cheney, Rove, Daniels, Suneau, and Jeb. Game will be Jeb is Romney running mate and that sets Jeb up to run in 2016. 3 Bush's in the White House would be the strike out at the plate for America. If Romney is elected you can bet we will be in war with Iraq by February of 2013.

    March 28, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. David Evan Karasek

    The Republican race is between money and ignorance. Neither thankfully will win.

    March 28, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. PoliticalWhistleBlower

    Republicans come together to back and endorse Romney. Democrats run away from Obama endorsing them in any race. LOL

    March 28, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  8. Blue

    I do not beleive that a Bush endorsement would make a hair's diference. George W. Bush ruined the Bush name forever.

    March 28, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  9. DRAKE MALLARD

    People are sick of the Bush family brand and the world is moving away from them.

    This is the kind of republican that makes the party undesirable

    March 28, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  10. Corey

    Of course the Bush family endorses Romney. They're part of the same club.

    "It's a big club, and you ain't in it!" -George Carlin

    March 28, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  11. Voiceinthewind

    All Da Shrubs ahould be cut down and thrown on the dump. Ths kiss of death for Ram-Knee. Makes me happy but Da Shrubs should all be in PRISON.

    March 28, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  12. really

    get more honey w bees & get over it

    March 28, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. patrick

    he endorse his son told us to give his boy a chance, he watch his son& the republican party and kept silcnce now he want to sell us this so call job creator. when a person has his money overseas, tax free trust fund for his 5 sons & the republican party sign pledge not to raise their capital gain tax which by the way reagan raised it for more revune for the country.putting real businness poeple who really needs tax break &mitt rommey & his 5 sons as job creators. real bussiness pay higher taxes than this so call job creator. mr bush owe the american people a apology

    March 28, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  14. Strangways

    after 8 years of GWB, we still have "Bush Fatigue", so with all due respect George H.W., no more presidential picks, play golf, drink funny drinks with umbrellas in them, walk the beach with Bar, but let the election proceed without you.

    March 28, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  15. PROUD FEMALE DEM IN NC

    I didn't vote for Daddy Bush, but I have alot of respect for him and all the WW 2 vets. Obama 2012!!!!

    March 28, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. Nunya

    Skeleton attacks with Ineffective Endorsement + 1 for 1D4 damage!

    March 28, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Romney Un-Electible

    One loser backing another loser, talk about the kiss of death!

    March 28, 2012 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  18. cbone27

    Yep, that's because we are all going to run out and vote for someone Bush endorses.

    March 28, 2012 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  19. Dave

    Bush Sr. is at least the best example of a conservative president the Republicans have put forth in 30 years.

    March 28, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  20. goo6er

    I have some respect for Bush 41 (as opposed to Bush 43) but doesn't it seem that most politicians wait until the nominee is apparent before endorsing? C'mon, if you really believe in someone, go out on a limb before they have the thing wrapped up.

    March 28, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  21. Brandon

    Oh yea, vote for Obama...and keep watching people who don't pay their mortgages get modifications with rates as low as 2.0%. All the while, the rest of us that actually pay our bills don't get a single incentive to keep doing so. Obama = feeding the bottom feeders at the expense of the hard working. Romney = opportunity and reward for hard work.

    March 28, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  22. 1benza

    Well at least it isn't from Bush 43. If that's any consolation... Maybe they should have Cheney endorse as well...

    March 28, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  23. TJeff1776

    I guess Romney is best of the lot. Sheeeesh But who did we have to select from....Santorum believes in combining church and state..........Gingrich is an outdated old fart that caries more baggage than a railway car....and methinks if Ron Paul was 50 years younger then HE should be the candidate. AND LOL....South Carolina and Georgia has been made to look like a bunch of backward clouns for voting for Gingrich and knowing full well about his reputation. Hang your head Georgia.

    March 28, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  24. Marc

    Hey Old Bushie, way to go out on limb! Nothing like waiting until he's a sure thing, huh?

    March 28, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  25. Erick_z

    Wow.. A big loser endorsement.. How exciting,, the poor economic management from the Bush family is a big part of the huge problems that we are dealing with now. It would be best for Romney if the Bush folks would keep their distance!

    March 29, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
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