Thursday, February 14, 2008
Romney to endorse McCain.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to endorse U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was Romney's rival in the Republican race for the White House, two sources familiar with the decision told CNN Thursday.
They said Romney wants the 286 delegates he won to go to McCain, who now has 827 delegates, and is the Republican front-runner.
To clinch the Republican nomination 1,191 are needed.
An announcement is expected at 3:30 p.m. ET in Boston.
Romney dropped out of the race Feb. 7, after a poor showing on Super Tuesday. He said he pulled the plug on his Republican presidential campaign "for our party and for our country."
Continuing his campaign would have delayed the Republicans from shifting attention to the general election campaign against whichever Democrat wins the nomination of their party, he said at the time.
Romney has proven his integrity and love for this country. Please follow suit so that we can beat Obama/Clinton.
Don't let your ego, or whatever agenda keeps you in, cost us our chance, Huckabee. We need to strengthen our party before November. Too much is at stake.
Huckabee… show you care as much for the party as you say and show us a miracle… step down. Get behind and support the frontrunner like Romney. We don't have a chance if you don't.