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. Larry in Houston

    After reading most of these posts on here – and being a Registered Democrat, from a Republican State, I really hate to vote for Obama again, but Romney needs all the endorsements he can get, or muster. But as much as a lot of the people in america is sick of Obama's policies, I honestly think he will get defeated, come November. I will most likely Vote a Straight Ticket, like I did last time. Lastly, IF Obama gets re-elected, it would be like the guy 2000+ yrs ago, that we read about, or heard about. (remember the guy that walked on water ? ) Obama has to do something very extraordinary, or something very bold, to get re-elected again. Obama pulled a rabbit out of his hat in 2008, but there wasn't much of a choice, it was either McCain/ and the gal that decided to "Quit" as Governor of her state, that had an IQ of a 5th grader.

    Larry in Houston

    January 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. closetiguana

    Way to stick your neck out McCain. Some hero!

    January 4, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. GreenieInPA

    Great! An endorsement from a loser.

    January 4, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. GreenieInPA

    And we should care, why!?!

    January 4, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. NVa Native

    The GOPers as so fearful of everything...... but nothing scares them more than Obama in the White House, especially for his second term. It's astonishing to see how weak they are on every level.

    January 4, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. jeremy

    Vote for a solution- vote for Huntsman!

    January 4, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. Jilli

    Yippee!!! One multiple time loser endorsing another multiple time loser.

    January 4, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Eagle Eye

    It's funny that John McCain is going to endorse Mitt Romeny. Had John McCain chosen Mitt in 2008 McCain would be President today. But McCain chose Sarah Palin a nobody that cost him the Presidency. I don't think Mitt is going to chose McCain to be his running mate this time around. I believe that McCain should be seen and not heard. Because everything that comes out of his mouth makes no sense. McCain is a career politician he has spent most of his life in Washington as a do nothing Arizona Senator. So does anyone really care who McCain endorses?.

    January 4, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. g-indiana

    McCain's endorsement is a sure sign Mitt is the wrong candidate. Mitt is not electable!

    January 4, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. FLIndpendent

    All of you Romney (or Repub) supporters please enlighten us on what he will do for the middle class of this country and how his policies will be any different than the ones that got us into this mess in the first place. You people need to take your blinders off and pay attention to what is happening...manufacturing keeps improving, unemployment is decreasing, stock market is way up, our #1 enemy is dead (as our many other Al Queda), Libya no longer has a dictator, and so much more. What is it that you people want really???

    January 4, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  11. Beverly - NYC

    Run far and fast from this endorsement Willard, this guy thought Sarah Palin could be VP, and the fundamentals of the economy were strong.

    January 4, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. us1776

    It makes no difference.

    There is not a single one of these GOP clowns that can beat Obama.


    January 4, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  13. Mike B

    I'm really surprised by this endorsement. I didn't know John McCain was still alive.

    January 4, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. Ed

    Who’s the bigger joke, Romney or McCain???

    January 4, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  15. bev

    If it's any consolation – McCain usually lives in Loserville.

    January 4, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. Jerry

    I am a life-long Democrat, but the president needs to be beaten (soundly) before he completely destroys our beloved country.

    Like some of the presidents flunkies usually say on these blogs: END OF STORY!

    America, rememeber and prepare for 2012!!!

    January 4, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    And so the beginning of the replacement of Jimmy Carter II begins.... Romney will only gain momentum and support going forward. He has proven himself to be highly competent and has a track record of success. Our long four year national nightmare with an inexperienced, empty suit community organizer is near its end. Unfortunately over the next year he'll add another TRILLION in debt to our national credit card and set us up for more of the same for years. When Romney takes office in January 2013, he will be handed the biggest turaround mess he has ever seen. Romney is our last bets chance for the survival of the Republic.

    January 4, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. Get A Clue!

    LOL ... so what!!!! 😉

    January 4, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  19. open400

    Can you imagine a flip-flopper like Romney dealing with our dysfunctional Congress or dealing with other world leaders? It owuld be disasterous!

    January 4, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. ART

    I'am just waiting for the idiot Sarah Palin to rear her stupid head and start pontificating about things she knows nothing about

    January 4, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. But ThenAgain

    Larry in Houston, Your comments may very well come back to haunt you as you are left holding absolutely nothing in your hands and thrown well under the bus if a Republican takes the White House and God forbid a Congressional majority! Of course, if you are independently wealthy then a Republican is certainly your candidate. But if you're not, like the rest of the 99%, then you Need Obama/Biden in 2012, like it or not! Wake up and smell the coffee already!

    January 4, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  22. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Now that McCain has seen that Romney can take a close race, despite the funamentalist right wing flaw of being a Mormon, an endorsement is forthcoming.

    McCain even has a great used Vice Presidential candidate that Romney could pick up cheap. Like anything used, it may have handling issues, stall on you now and then, backfire on you or just quit when you need it most. But it is highly prized by some who have been polishing the far right side of it for several years.

    January 4, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. TopKnowledge

    The Republicans would be wise to back either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, because many conservatives will not vote for Romney since he is not one of them. As much as they like to defeat Obama, they are not going to vote for a candidate who may well become more liberal again in the general election. Conservatives only want another Ronald Reagan and not an empty suit with no convictions and constantly shifting beliefs.

    January 4, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  24. mypointofview

    jerry wrote: "The obama experiment is over folks."

    The Obama presidency is no more an "experiment" than it was an experiment for the many white gentlemen who preceeded him. Thank you.

    President Obama 2012!

    January 4, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. Chris

    One question: Why?

    January 4, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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