Headlines yesterday of the Bush portraits at the White House, the NYC nanny state and soda, and the trial of the man who cheated on his dying wife seemed to eclipse the otherwise important announcements of two new endorsements of Mitt Romney for president: Those of Nancy Reagan and Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Nancy Reagan endorsed Governor Romney for president yesterday at her home in Los Angeles as reported by the Associated Press. It was also reported that she served Governor and Mrs. Romney lemonade and cookies.
In a statement issued after the Romneys’ visit, Mrs. Reagan said she believes that Romney has the experience and leadership skills that, in her words, “our country so desperately needs.”
The Daily Caller reported further:
“Ronnie would have liked Governor Romney’s business background and his strong principles, and I have to say I do too,” she said.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee formally endorsed Governor Romney yesterday in New Hampshire. He gave an interview to Newsmax yesterday in which he covered a number of issues important to presidential politics.
“I made it very clear: ‘I’ll do everything that I can to vigorously support Mitt Romney because I think our country is at stake, and I believe his leadership would provide the right direction as opposed to what we’ve had four years, which is the wrong direction,” the former Arkansas governor declared in an exclusive interview this morning.
“I was very careful and deliberate in not wanting to get involved in the process prior to somebody securing the nomination, largely because of the fact that I play on both radio and television,” explained Huckabee. “I didn’t feel like it was appropriate for me to pick one of several Republican candidates.”
“I don’t think anyone doubted that I was going to support the Republican. But Mitt Romney has now earned it — and I use that term very specifically,” said Huckabee. “He has earned the nomination. He worked hard to get it and therefore I think all Republicans and all conservatives need to rally around Gov. Romney.”
While Huckabee’s name has been mentioned as a potential running mate for Romney, he said that he hasn’t had any discussions with the former governor on such a role.
“Haven’t heard from him. So you know I’m not anticipating a call,” Huckabee said, pointing to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as an excellent choice in the event that he does not get such a call. “If one comes through, of course you know you always listen to those things, but nobody has contacted me. And I would not sit around thinking that’s going to happen.”
Having drawn support from social conservatives in his 2008 presidential bid, Huckabee acknowledged that Romney must still take measures to reach out to such voters following a bitter primary fight.
“I think right now it’s still important that Mitt gives them every indication that they have nothing to fear from his presidency and I think a lot of people in the value voter arena understand that we’ve endured four painful years of a president who not only ignores, but actually attacks religious liberties,” said Huckabee.
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5) But the president’s enemies, and a few of his friends, think his in-your-face negativity, on display in his attacks on Bain Capital and a snark offensive that included comparing Romney’s statements to a “cow pie of distortion,” have produced a backlash among independent voters who have finally given up the image of Obama as a new-breed politician.
7) A “Message for the Week” preview from the Romney campaign adds: “You can’t be hostile to business and friendly to job creation. President Obama has never managed anything other than his own personal narrative. He has never created a job and never run a business.”