ABOARD THE ROMNEY BANDWAGON – AT 8:57 A.M. ET: Mitt Romney gets another important endorsement today, adding to the "inevitability" argument he's trying to build. From The Wall Street Journal:
Mitt Romney’s list of endorsements from top elected Republicans will grow on Monday when the No. 3 GOP leader in the House announces his support for the former Massachusetts governor.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), the House majority whip, will endorse Mr. Romney, according to an advance copy of the press release.
The endorsement follows a week in which former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced his support of Mr. Romney and Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), a tea party favorite, said he was “excited” about the prospect of the front-runner clinching the nomination.
In backing Mr. Romney, Mr. McCarthy joins House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.), the second-ranking GOP leader, who endorsed Mr. Romney ahead of Virginia’s primary earlier this month.
Mr. McCarthy is an important voice in the party for his efforts to recruit many of the tea-party freshmen who won seats in 2010, and his job as whip puts him close contact with most House Republicans.
“After a long and grueling primary, it is clear that Mitt Romney is the best candidate to face President Obama and fix the mess of his one and only term,” Mr. McCarthy says in the release.
COMMENT: With Romney appearing to have pretty clear sailing during the upcoming month, it looks like the process is indeed coming to an end. We may not be wildly enthusiastic about the nominee, but let us avoid the "McCain syndrome" that struck the Republican Party in 2008, when some conservatives weren't satisfied with the ideological purity of the party's nominee, and sat on their hands. Look what we got on election day. How do you think John McCain would have handled the foreign and defense policy of the United States?
Don't like Romney? Try another four years of Barack.
March 26, 2012