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Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney

Florida's former governor, Jeb Bush, has finally made his long-awaited endorsement (months after Florida's primary). If past is prologue, this won't make much difference for Romney and, chances are, his opponents will stay in the race for at least a little while longer.

Still, it's significant in that an influential voice in the GOP is basically saying "enough." It's a sign the primary is less and less helpful to Republicans, and that Romney is looking more and more like the inevitable candidate.

But at least the endless GOP-primary chatter on the cable news shows will focus on something more than delegates -- at least in the short term.

The statement:

Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season.  Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall.  I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party’s nomination.  We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed.”

Note: this was sent to us a while ago but wound up in spam. Thanks, gmail

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Peter Schorsch

Continuing analysis: Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney for President.

bit.ly/GDoNzL

billyjobob

When the tribal leadership adopted a new god the tribe followed suit. Not to have done so would have been tantamount to rebellion. When Charlemagne insisted on baptism and become a christian and as the sign of submission, he punished with appalling barbarity any resistance, as when, in cold blood, he beheaded, in a single day, 4,500 Saxons at Verden, in 782 CE. This is a glaring truth about religion, it is tyranny to its fullest. and mitt wants to be the leader of a free country

Indy

Cool. Talking points from the brother of the guy who made the mess that Obama is trying to fix with a women-hating GOP congress tied behind his hands.

No one is surprised that Mitt is the guy, he's got the money, the money, and the money. So what if he can't decide on anything, won't make a stand for anything, and has gone back on his more significant statements in his life, at least a couple of times.

The only question is, which far right wing nutjob will the GOP nominee choose this time? My bet is on Rubio. And that's fine, cuz every cheap and tawdry thing he has ever done and/or lied about will be smeared across this great country.

cubangem

No one cares who Jeb Bush endorses anymore. No one he has supported in local races here have won lately.

cubangem

His mask is off here in Florida and he has lost his power. Maybe he should move to Texas to be closer to his brother and Mexico which is where his wife is from.

R B Quinn

John Ellis Bush is desperately trying to be relevant!

Can't take anymore

JEB! knows his family's national political brand has been permanently tarnished by his idiot brother, W. Having his own hand puppet Marcocito to now slide in as the VP nominee is his consolation prize and reward for the endorsement of Old Willard AKA Waffleman. If Willard somehow gets elected he better be very careful because these guys might help him have a "tragic accident." They are truly ruthless.

drake mallard

no more buShit

mike

Another good reason not to vote for Romney,,,,

OnLine

this may nut be the plus Romney may be hoping for.

chancho

hell, it's about time!!! i had the guy pegged as the nominee in earl '11. anyone who says this is weak field isn't considering the posr-reagan political era

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