Ever since Rick Santorum dropped out of the race last Tuesday, Mitt Romney has become the de facto GOP nominee. But he was still missing some key endorsements, particularly from Republican leaders in Congress.
That changed today when House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell finally admitted that Romney is kind of OK, they guess…
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ended his neutrality in the GOP presidential primary and formally endorsed Mitt Romney on Tuesday. "It's clear now that Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee," Boehner said at a press conference.
That's a powerful endorsement. Let's see what McConnell had to say…
Yeah, I support Governor Romney for president of the United States. And he is going to be the nominee. And as you have noticed, the party is in the process of unifying behind him.
Easy there guys, tone that down that enthusiasm a bit. If reporters had let them elaborate any more on Romney, they might even have gone as far as to say, "He's alright," "Sure, he might win" or "Yeah, he's a person."
These endorsements don't really reveal anything new about the race. Boehner and McConnell picked Romney in part because they agree with his economic policies, but mostly because he is a human Republican with a pulse.
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