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. Don

    What a Maverick. Sarah?

    January 4, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well, of course John McCain is endorsing Mittens. And just as when McCain was running, it's not going to take folks very long to release that Romney isn't any more interested in them as it took for folks to understand WHY McCain ran. Both of these men are two peas in a pod ... self serving and expectant of getting what they want ... at all cost. McCain lied his way through his campaign. Romney is lying his way to the Republican nomination. Romney's "I'm the business man – I can fix everything" reminds me of McCain's "I know where bin Laden is – I'll get him". Both of them scoop (dirt) out of nowhere and fling it as gold dust.

    January 4, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. NJBob

    Great! An irrelevant has-been endorses an irrelevant opportunist.

    January 4, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Musse K

    Gov Mitt Romney , will be the 45th President of United states of America

    January 4, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. becky - Las Vegas

    If I were Mitt I would have said thanks but no thanks to that endorsement.

    January 4, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. ????

    Were I Romney, I would really not want this. McCain is a worn out politician and a Washington insider. This move will hurt Romney more than it will help him.

    January 4, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. Nate

    One war monger picks his like minded war mongering candidate. If you want WWIII vote Romney! If your tired of war and want to take care of our own people for a change and not run our country further into the ground and see more loss of life overseas... vote Ron Paul 2012! ...... Ron Paul 2012!

    January 4, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  8. Russ

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahah.....does anyone really care?

    January 4, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. rohug

    McCain endorsement should kill any chance of Romney wining and that is as it should be. McCain is a maroon who should have been pushed out long ago he is senile.

    January 4, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. Whome

    Talk about the kiss of death.

    January 4, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |

    Pssh. McCain just wants to see Romeny's magic undies.

    January 4, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. ShawnDH

    I'm confused...if Romney couldn't even beat McCain who got destroyed by Obama, how the heck does Romney expect to beat Obama? Republican electoral math is as absurd and backwards as their deranged policies.

    January 4, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  13. vic , nashville ,tn

    No more conservative voice in GOP

    January 4, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. ShawnDH

    Jill wrote: "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."

    Yep, we're just TERRIFIED of Romney who couldn't even beat McCain (who got destroyed by Obama). That makes a lot of sense, Jill. Republican voters are so smart! And yes I support and am excited to vote for Obama again. Not a single person in America is excited to vote for Romney, which is why he'll lose. Nice try, though.

    January 4, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  15. Jan

    No big surprise there...the blind leading the blind. Thank god Bachmann is out, what a wingnut. I follow this from Canada and unfortunately, we here all think Obama is a great leader. He has a lot of challenges but is very smart and knows what is right for the US to get back on track. Change doesn't happen overnight which is what everyone wants but it does happen if everyone is patient. With the other idiots who are running, the US doesn't have a chance of surviving if one is elected. Gingrich is a complete nutbar! He has no business being in politics! Good luck with it all!

    January 4, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  16. Jeff-in-GA

    That tells me everything I need to know. If Mitts is the nominee, I'll be voting 3rd party, just as I did what McCain was the nominee.

    January 4, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  17. bill dacis

    I see 2 losers....Political Blood Suckers.....

    Anyone but Obama,, is this the best you can do....

    January 4, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. allens

    i wonder if this makes romney happy? it would not make me happy. it would be like getting a endorsement from palin

    January 4, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  19. Romney Un-Electible

    No REAL Christian will vote for a Mormon so someone better step up and shut these clowns down!

    January 4, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. Michael Q

    The kiss of death as it really does show Romney is the old establishment's guy.

    January 4, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  21. shoegazer

    While the hard right of the GOP want an"anybody but Romney",McCain's endorsement screams,"anybody but Santorum".
    Methinks this is sour grapes from last go-round.

    January 4, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  22. Deep in the heart of TX

    I can already predict the GOP ticket will be Romney/Santorum for 2012.

    January 4, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. readbelieve

    President Obama will be in the White House for a second term. He's incredibly intelligent and with his finger on the pulse of social media the others don't have a chance.
    The majority of voters will rally around him and let him continue to heal our great nation.

    January 4, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  24. Rooney

    McCain please. He will not be much help but at this point any and all are welcome just get rid of Obama. Four more years of Obama repaying unions and other left wing groups without any consequences from the electorate would be devistating. The damage has already been significant and we just need someone qualified and experienced enough to do the job we all know Obama has failed at miserably.

    January 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  25. roscoe

    Who cares what the guy who brought us Sarah Palin thinks? His endorsements should be a clue to vote for the other guy.

    January 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
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