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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Gingrich suggests a Tuesday win

Gingrich strives for 'great upset' in Iowa

Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Mitt Romney
soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. Jasociety

    This is totally political! McCain wants re-elected and being from a state that represents one of the largest Mormon populations in the country he is doubling his chances. This is defninitely no surprise. BTW when was the last time (outside of him running) that he didn't support a republican candidate?

    January 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. TheTraveler

    lol ... Dr. Frankenstein, the man that brought Sarah Palin to the forefront of American politics, is now endorsing another monster ...

    January 4, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Seattle Sue

    Did McCain clear that endorsement with Sarah?

    January 4, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    After McCain unleashed Palin on us, and the toxicity she brought to bear, who cares what he thinks. How the good people of AZ can think he represents their interests is something I will never understand.

    January 4, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  5. Rcike1949

    Now I know for sure that I am not voting for Mitt. We do not need another Obama lite.

    January 4, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  6. USAExtremism

    Good!!! Please keep THOSE endorsements coming.... he SURELY needs them to ensure another OBAMA term. When's the grizzly momma chipping in :)))

    January 4, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. TJ

    The reason republicans like McCain are endorsing Romney is because they are scared! They are scared of Ron Paul. They are scared that when hes elected they will all be outed as thieves. This goes for the GOP and the Dems. Ron Paul is anti status quo. Washington is afraid of someone like Paul, as they should be! RP 2012!

    January 4, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Tree

    Oh really.....does not matter. One thing I notice about Mitt is that he is fake. He does not know what is really going on with the (middle class). Something about him that makes me feel that he is looking down at us (middle class). I just not feeling him...........There's something about him he does not have a soul.

    January 4, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. helenecha

    Applaud! It helps voter creation, at least.

    January 4, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  10. marcia

    nothing like being endorsed by a complete loser!

    January 4, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  11. Gina

    OMG!!! Who cares who John McCain is endorsing....ROMNEY IS STILL GOING TO LOSE....Maybe the repugs can beg "Chris Christy" to jump in somewhere"...Oops (too late).... What in the "HELLO" is an endorsement from another loser going to help??????

    January 4, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. RE McKay

    Perfect. Senile to endorse cult nut job. That's America for ya! It would only be more perfect if he made Bachmann Sec. of the EPA and Trump Sec. of the Treasury.

    January 4, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  13. KC Yankee

    So Mittens couldn't beat this nearly senile old war monger last time around. McCain couldn't beat the current president primarily because he stated that "the fundamentals of this economy are sound" and he decided that women in the country would vote for any woman no matter how stupid she was. So now, McCain is anointing the second place loser to take his place.

    If I were a Republican, I'd blow my brains out right now.

    January 4, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  14. zoomie

    I just can't vote for Romney because of his previous stance on abortion and most of all he is not a Christian. He was a draft dodger during Vietnam war also.

    January 4, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  15. Little Tin God

    McCain had to wait to see who "won" Iowa before endorsing. Brave man McCain is.

    January 4, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  16. cigarman

    I agree with most of you who are saying that this endorsement will be a death knell for Romney, but, you are forgetting about the Magic Underwear that Romney has.

    January 4, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Sheila

    McCain, the feckless failure of a weirdo Presidential candidate, endorses the flip flopper. With friends like that, Romney needs no enemies. Go Gingrich!

    January 4, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. David

    Well...... Romney was my 3rd choice in the GOP contenders. i guess he's not even a choice now. Thanks McCain.

    January 4, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. kd

    colpo mortale – – It's like Sonny kissing Fredo in Godfather 2

    January 4, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. nominate some maniac

    Wow that's a great endorsement... From a man who picked a gun wheelin back woods native as his vp... ROMNEY you got it !!! His next endorsement is going to be from george bush

    January 4, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. DJ in Texas

    I'm not sure if this helps Romney or not. McCain is not viewed as a conservative. This won't help Romney's image with the conservative wing. I'm now waiting on Rush Limbaugh to blast Romney like he did McCain last time.

    January 4, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. Jake

    now if McCain can just get Palin on board, they should be headed toward a smooth victory!

    January 4, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. Tao

    Does he even remember who Romney is? McCain doesn’t know what religion Al Qaeda is and once counted Spain as one of our enemies. It is sad that anyone voted for this guy who is losing his memory and ashamedly hid his own adoptive daughter when running for president because she is a minority.

    January 4, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  24. Get Real

    From one loser to another...

    January 4, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  25. Cindy

    And we were all just waiting on tenterhooks, Senator! FAIL

    January 4, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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