October 17th, 2007
10:27 AM ET
15 years ago

Romney gets two endorsements

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign confirmed endorsements from two big names in conservative circles Wednesday.

Florida Rep. Connie Mack and Bob Jones III are both supporting the Massachusetts Republican, Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said. Mack is the son of former Florida Sen. Connie Mack and Jones is president of the socially conservative Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

Both Florida and South Carolina are likely to play key roles in determining the party’s eventual nominee.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s campaign countered with its own big name endorsement on Tuesday, announcing the support of Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry.

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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. citizen

    It truly makes little difference who the GOP nominee is. Most Americans are disgusted with the state of affairs under a Republican executive branch, that 2008 will not only see a Democrat in the White House, but the GOP is destined to lose even more seats in the House and Senate. Thank you King George.

    October 17, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. joseph, austin, tx

    for all you ron paul supporters, i agree with you, but we know that the people of this country dont think like him. he preaches self reliance and thats not were this country is headed, unfortunatly. it seems the people at CNN and the libs are looking to increase the nanny state, and some people are buying it hook line and sinker.

    October 17, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. NE, Penna.

    I would NEVER vote for Romney!

    The guy's a phony if there ever was one!

    October 17, 2007 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. Shiv, Washington

    I'm rooting for Romney, because although he's a poll-driven, soulless Machiavellian, at least he's not an insane egomaniac like Giuliani. His calculating style makes him less likely to screw up in foreign policy or cause any more damage to the nation.

    October 17, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. Frank Timlin, West Palm Beach, Fl.

    I believe the average american is sick of hearing candidates run on 9/11. Giuliani invokes it every third word. We don't need a president of 9/11 nor of the "United States of Fighting terrorism"
    We need someone who will unite us around common goals not a common enemy, and return us to being the "United States of America" We need a president for 9/12 and beyond, the Fourth of July and all things normal. Sounds like Rudy is banking on terrorizing the same, easily duped, undereducated masses that Bush so succesfully exploited.

    October 17, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. Frank Timlin, West Palm Beach, Fl.

    Oh, I almost forgot: Someone tell Mitt Romney that Reagan wants his hair back.

    October 17, 2007 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  7. Ken , Yosemite,CA.

    Bob Jones says the Pope is the devil himself.....that is one reason why Bob Jones University is not an acreditted one.
    So we have a Catholic hater supporting the Mormon cultist.
    way to go republican clowns !

    October 17, 2007 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  8. Lars, DC

    If mormons are a cult then so is all of christianity and religions in general. Besides, we're not voting for a religious leader. Only a fool would judge a candidate by their religious beliefs. Endorsements simply suggest a coalescing around certain candidates by particualr interest groups, but are effectively meaningless in the long run.

    October 17, 2007 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  9. Lars, DC

    Oh, and Ken, Universities are (thankfully) not accredited based on their acceptance or rejection of the pope. Do you believe that they should be? Hope not. Many folks believe the pope is nothing more than a figurehead. Surprise! BJU reasons for not being accredited could be many (you would need to check with the regional accrediting body) but it certainly has nothing to do with the pope. Sorry to let the facts get in the way of your opinion. You really should come down out of the mountians to civilization some time.

    October 17, 2007 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. Georgie Tehran Iran

    The most important thing for the American Public to know, that will greatly affect the 2008 election, is whether or not Romney is related to Dick Cheney. Can you clarify this please ?

    October 17, 2007 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  11. Habar Roanoke VA

    What we really need to know is, does NIKE endorse Mr. Giuliani ??

    October 17, 2007 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. Xacier Chicaco IL

    CNN really needs to do another very important story about Obama and Cheney, it seems so important for us Americans to know, whether they are related or not.

    October 17, 2007 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  13. Demi Dallas TX

    Are you sure Romney is not a Democrat?

    October 17, 2007 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. Lets go Romney

    Romney is the one! End to end, he's the one that can get the job done, unite both sides of the isle, and get our country going. He understands business, the economy, and is well-liked enough to get the best and brightest minds on his side to help make this country be all that it can be. Go ROMNEY!!!!

    October 17, 2007 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  15. Matt, Chico, CA

    Ken from Yosemite,

    Are you really that naive to think that Mormonism is a cult?

    October 17, 2007 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  16. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    After seeing Gov. Romney analyzing the market on Neil Cavuto (sp.?), I have to say Im blown away by how financially astute he is. He would wipe the floor with Hillary or anyone for that matter if they get into numbers.

    October 18, 2007 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  17. AB North Carolina

    Does America really want Mitt Romney for President?

    [edit] Mormonism and Christianity
    Main article: Mormonism and Christianity
    Historically, Mormonism has had an uneasy relationship with traditional Christianity such as the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and most branches of Protestantism. This is primarily due to the fact that adherents to Mormonism claim that the movement is a "restoration" of the earliest Christian and Judaic doctrines. Mormons teach that the "gospel" has existed since the days of Adam and Eve, and that throughout history a series of "apostasies" have occurred always followed by a "restoration". Mormons teach that one such apostasy occurred after the death of Saint Peter and the other original twelve apostles, and that the calling of Joseph Smith, Jr. marked a new restoration continued to this day. The publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830 in Palmyra, New York, aroused great animosity among Protestants. Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon is holy scripture comparable with the Bible. Some of the Mormons' practices and political clout in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois also contributed to early animosity. Mormonism's greatest conflict with other branches of Christianity has been over the issues of traditional views of Christ, additions to the scriptural canon and plural marriage (a form of polygamy where a man can marry multiple wives, that was officially abandoned by the LDS Church in 1890).

    Since the early 20th century, Mormonism has engaged in a long-term campaign to counter perceptions that it is not a Christian faith. It has also joined with many other Christian denominations in political operations such as opposing same-sex marriages and conducting service and humanitarian operations worldwide. Many conflicts between Mormonism and other Christian denominations have remained and several Protestant and Catholic denominations have declared Mormonism not to share their apostolic Christian tradition, and have declared Mormon baptisms to be invalid. Today, the major differences between Mormonism and other Christian churches include the church's unique beliefs on the Trinity, temple worship, and its expanded canon. One recent AP poll shows a majority of Americans view Mormonism as a Christian religion.[1]

    October 18, 2007 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  18. K.C., Ohio

    In response to a comment above, BJU does allow interracial dating (that policy was dropped several years ago).

    October 18, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
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