Bush 41 to endorse Romney
March 28th, 2012
11:37 AM ET
11 years ago

Bush 41 to endorse Romney

Washington (CNN) - In another sign the GOP establishment is coalescing behind Mitt Romney, former President George H.W. Bush is scheduled to formally endorse the Republican frontrunner on Thursday.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman confirmed Bush is expected to officially throw his support behind the GOP contender at an event in Houston, near the former president's home.

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Before Wednesday's campaign announcement, the Bush family had already signaled its support for Romney. Earlier this month, the campaign recruited former first lady Barbara Bush to record pro-Romney robo-calls in the days leading up the Ohio primary on Super Tuesday.

"We have known the Romneys for years and believe Mitt is the best man to lead the country for the next four years and Ann will make a great first lady," Mrs. Bush said on the call.

Last December, Bush made it clear he intended to support Romney in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.

"I think Romney is the best choice for us," former President Bush told the Houston Chronicle.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed Romney last week.

Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. Heather

    Romney's list of endorsements keeps growing and growing.

    March 29, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  2. Just Git-R-Done

    Perhaps Bill Clinton will endorse Mitt also.
    Hillary is really biting her tough hard; she is there because she loves our country and is doing the best she can to contribute some sanity to this administration.

    March 29, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  3. Dieter Zerressen

    One country clubber endorsing another country clubber, how surprising. I can at least respect Bush 1; its the other Bush I'm wondering about and hoping he will endorse with his kiss of death.

    March 29, 2012 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  4. cbone27

    That about seals it for Romney.

    Everybody remembers what those bluebloods from Connecticutt did to our country.

    March 29, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  5. bob

    considering this is the man who helped to bring dubya into this world, i think i will refrain from trusting his judgement on who should lead this country.

    March 29, 2012 03:01 am at 3:01 am |
  6. Bigdawg

    First, Ted Nugent! And now, Bush the Iran-Contra chief! That oughta put Mittens over the top!

    March 29, 2012 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  7. La Onda

    Bush senior must be senile or off his medication to endorse this countryclub joke. Is America seriously considering a man who wears magic underwear, babtizes the dead, believes native american are ancient jews (hahaha check the dna evidence), believes god lives on the planet kolab. Hahaha looks like the gop voters all have had labatomies!

    March 29, 2012 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  8. Carrie

    Didn't he also endorse his son for President and look what we got?

    March 29, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
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