McCain to endorse Romney
January 4th, 2012
12:45 AM ET
10 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. Tired of the nonsense

    Why? McCain's opinion bears no weight or validity. This guy chose Palin, the pickled-brain moron.

    January 4, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. blake

    Of course he will. Two old school RINOs.

    January 4, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Puddin

    The way McCail treated Romney dring the 2008 run, if I was Romney, I would'nt want McCain's endorsement. Just shows how superficial they all are........

    January 4, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  4. xRedfoxx

    Wow. According to The Conservative Scorecard hosted by Liberty & Hope, Romney is one of the least conservative candidates. How am I not surprised that liberal McCain is backing him?

    January 4, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  5. onehappyguy

    Is it just me, or does it seem the GOP is moving more and more to the left? Regardless, this is reason 1,234,549 not to support Liberal Mitt the Massachusetts RINO.

    January 4, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  6. Ellen

    After his cheerleading for the NDAA, I have lost all respect for Sen. McCain, a man I volunteered for in 2000 and proudly voted for in 2008. He is no maverick. He, and Romney, are the status quo.

    January 4, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. GonzoinHouston

    Simon and Garfunkle were right when you were kids, and they're right again. The times, they are a-changin"!

    It was Bob Dylan that wrote and recorded that. I swear, we're not teaching kids any of the important stuff anymore! (and an endorsement from McCain means squat these days)

    January 4, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  8. David in Houston

    After picking Palin as his running mate, I wouldn't give much weight to McCain's endorsements...

    January 4, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  9. Paul

    One RINO deserves another.. I've had a Palin 12 bumper sticker on the car since the 08 election...the only smart thing McCain did in that race. W/o a miracle, I'm supporting Santorum.

    January 4, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  10. GI Joe

    Romney doesn't compromise -– he sells out to the highest bidder ($$$$ for HIS pockets).

    January 4, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  11. Keith

    When McCain won the nomination, he ran to stand beside "W" for his blessing - not the brightest move. Now, McCain is running to stand beside the new, projected nominee - not the brightest move. McCain didn't get it before, and he doesn't get it now. The critical piece of information here is was McCain invited by Romney or is he just showing up? Is McCain vain enough to think he has a positive influence on voters? Is Romney's judgment that bad that he wants to stand beside McCain? Maybe McCain also transports his dog on the top of his car, in an open cage, for a 12-hour road trip. They both seem to share the same bad, elementary decision making skills.

    January 4, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. cab

    anyone but the liar-in-chief obama. Romney is not perfect, but who is? At least he has real-world experience and isn't for taking people's money to give to someone else. Knock romney all you want but he is our best bet at this time.

    January 4, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  13. Mr

    An endorsement from John McCain is a positive? Who cares about that crazy old fart. Romney will regret getting it once the others use it to attack his really poor conservative track record. The republicans are destroying themselves. It is so much fun to watch. They are clueless.

    January 4, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  14. Jim

    He just lost my vote! McCain is a has-been. Neither one has any intelligence of humanity, logic or reason. McCain is just going to help Romney lose.

    January 4, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  15. Bob

    Whats worse then having McCain endorse you? Having GWB or Palin endorse you!

    January 4, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. stionewall041

    Sounds like the kiss of death to me.A lot of romney supporters don't have much affection for someone who killed more Americans during Vietnam than Viet Cong.Whats worse he was able to turn it into a lifetime job mooching off taxpayers!I dont think people are standing in line for his endorsement.After all,this mental midget gave us impalin.

    January 4, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  17. RickeyV

    Now you know that Romney sucks. McCain is the useful idiot the GOP elitists threw up so that Obama could get elected.

    January 4, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  18. Kwesoe

    One frog asked another frog: "What does it mean when a loser endorses you?"
    The other frog answered: " It means you are going to lose as well."

    January 4, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. pete

    does anybody see the irony?

    January 4, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  20. Daniel

    Mccain sent out the death-nell... this endorsement simply means that Rick Santorum will emerge as the GOP nominee.

    January 4, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. Sniffit

    "Knock romney all you want but he is our best bet at this time."

    Would that be a $10,000 bet?

    January 4, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  22. Jim

    And that will mark the end of Romney's candidacy. Having this old lunatic endorse your campaign is the kiss of death.

    January 4, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  23. stionewall041

    All right sanitarium.That was it.Theres nothing left.Its all downhill from here on out.

    January 4, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  24. westward

    He's a 'liberal', McCain. You're resting your conservative reputation on a 'liberal'???? This won't turn out good for you.

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

    Endorsed by Grampaw McCain? Poor Mitt. It's all over now.

    January 4, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
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