Romney gets big endorsement before big speech
Likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, at right, was on Wednesday endorsed by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, left.
April 18th, 2012
10:20 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney gets big endorsement before big speech

(CNN) - Mitt Romney got another expected but key endorsement Wednesday before heading to North Carolina to speak in the city where Democrats will nominate President Barack Obama for a second term later this year.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, at one time considered a possible strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination, said on Fox News that he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • Mitt Romney
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Daniels should be the as toxic as GWB in the current economic atmosphere. Daniels was GWB's Budget Director.

    April 18, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Oh Goodie – W's financial advisor. That works for me (NOT).

    April 18, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. Mgc tampa

    Guess what all the endorsements in the world won't make this guy likable!

    April 18, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Mgc tampa

    Its funny how as soon as santorum dropped out the jeans came off. I guess he doesn't need to relate to the "average" man anymore lol!!

    April 18, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. Data Driven

    I'm shivering with excitement.

    April 18, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. Mikey

    Newsflash: Most Republicans will endorse Romney. What is more noteworthy is how many didn't endorse him while the primary was still contested. Every endorsement he gets now just highlights how lukewarm his fellow GOPers are about his candidacy. Of course, they will say all the right things now, but.....

    April 18, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Daniels is angling to be picked for VP candidate.

    You all remember Daniels, right? He was GW Bush's budget director – and we all remember what THAT got us.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    April 18, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  8. The Other Dale

    Saw the pictures and thought Romney got an endorsement from Putin. Then I saw who it actually was, which – when it comes to political views – wasn't really that much of a difference anyway.

    April 18, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. Woman In California

    After devoting seven years and tens of millions of dollars trying to convince conservatives that he is one of them, Mitt Romney finally has a firm grip on the Republican presidential nomination.

    That says it all folks. Willard is the biggest joke to ever run for POTUS. Lacking in everything from personality to morals. No thank you.

    Obama 2012 for continued recovery of the US

    April 18, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. NotFooledByDistractions

    Big endorsement? Daniels stood by while bush turned a surplus into a record deficit. I'm sure that's a stellar accomplishment on the republican scale, but to sane Americans, Daniels was as much, if not more of a disaster than Bush himself.

    April 18, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. Marie MD

    🙂 :). Indiana is a big endorsement??????? Is this a joke???????
    Isn't this daniels the teapublikan who, after the State of the Union, came out saying that we can all be filthy rich just like the flip flopper?

    April 18, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  12. Debbie

    Daniels the GWBush $$ man. Romney has surrounded himself since day one with GWBush advisors. Romney is promoting GWBush policies. And while this is an official nod Daniels is already on record supporting Romney. A vote for Romney is a return to the GWBush administration and policies. A return to GWBush is a fail for America. A vote for Romney is a vote for GWBush.

    April 18, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Mitch Daniels? Wasn't he one of the architects of the Bush economic policy? Yeah. That's a strong endorsement.

    April 18, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. vic , nashville ,tn

    Romney got big endorsement? Really CNN , Gov. Mitch Daniels endorsement is big really

    April 18, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  15. Bill from GA

    For a republican governor to endorse Mitt Romney these days is really going out on a limb.


    They are soo desperate. And pathetic.

    April 18, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |