In a move that shows both political awareness and good character, Mitt Romney will endorse John McCain for president. Many might question his motives – is he seeking for nomination as a running mate? Maybe. Is he trying to consolidate the Republicans in order to muster the strength to beat the Democrats? Yes. Is he reaching out to McCain to build bridges that were torched during a sometimes acerbic campaign? Yes. Again, Romney is showing that he can put the interests of the country and party ahead of his own ambitions. Some may argue that putting a “liberal” like John McCain in office is not helping the country. However, Romney realizes that “liberal” McCain is more than a stone throw conservative than either Democratic candidate.
I am always amazed at how good Mitt Romney is (good as in a honest person with good character and values). I shouldn’t be amazed but in the context of general American politics, it’s easy to become jaded about politicians. Romney isn’t a politician though. He was a governor and tried to get into politics in the 1990s but he’s a businessman, a family man, and a conservative who happens to have held political office. Romney’s endorsement will seal the nomination for McCain (even though McCain will still be a few delegates shy of the total needed, assuming all of Romney’s delegates decide to support McCain).