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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