Breaking: Romney to endorse McCain; Update: Romney for VP? Update: Mitt to “release” delegates?

posted at 1:37 pm on February 14, 2008 by Allahpundit

3:30 p.m. in … Boston. Will Maverick be there? Stand by while I look for his schedule.

Look on the bright side, Mittheads. This way he gets to flip the bird to Huckabee before Huck drops out.

Update: McCain’s in Rhode Island and Vermont today so yeah, surely he’ll be detouring to Massachusetts.

Belated exit question: Would the chosen one really endorse Maverick?

Update: Halperin says Mitt will ask his delegates to vote for McCain at the convention. Assuming they do, that leave McCain with 1,113 delegates — 827 of his own plus Romney’s 286. Only 1,191 are needed to clinch.

Update: The only primary between now and Texas/Ohio is next Tuesday in Wisconsin, where 40 delegates are at stake. So unless Huck gets out, the formal clinch will have to wait until March 4.

Update: Memory lane.

Update: My Man Mitt says the Foxies are talking about Mitt as the favorite for VP now. Er, no.

Update: Can Mitt pledge his delegates to McCain or is he reduced to simply asking them to support him? Depends on whether they’re bound or not, which varies by state. Per NBC, most but not all of Mitt’s delegates do appear to be bound; if he says he’s “releasing” them to McCain, that means Maverick can bank them.


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HebrewToYou on February 15, 2008 at 10:13 AM

How does a Maverick victory bring back conservatism? It’s over dude.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 15, 2008 at 10:35 AM

How does a Maverick victory bring back conservatism? It’s over dude.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 15, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Or rather how does an Obama victory bring back conservatism?
A. It doesn’t.

Pax americana on February 15, 2008 at 11:57 AM

How does a Maverick victory bring back conservatism? It’s over dude.

Are you retarded? Maverick isn’t going to win. I’ve never said anything to the contrary. McCain’s only impact on conservatism is the fact that he’s going to detach it from the GOP.

An Obama victory could facilitate a conservative resurgence in the GOP by showing that a left-tacking moderate like McCain is a losing proposition.

HebrewToYou on February 15, 2008 at 4:06 PM

I would be happy to hold civil discussions regarding McCain, the GOP, conservatives, etc, but SOME of the anti-McCainites don’t seem to hold rational positions. With those few, rational debate does not appear to be possible.

I’ll gladly acknowledge the areas of concern with McCain, most notably with immigration. However, when people claim that he is equal to or worse than Hillary/Obama on every other issue, it just doesn’t jive with the facts. I truly don’t know if it is ignorance, delusion or mass insanity. There seem to be at least three areas where McCain is far better than the Democrats, and these areas matter to me.

Winning the War in Iraq
McCain: “I’d rather lose the presidency than lose the war.”

That statement and his actions which supported it, frankly, make him the candidate with the most integrity of any by far. In MY opinion of course. Hillary and Obama’s stated positions are to immediately begin surrender. That’s a fact and we would be fools to doubt them. All those lives will have been lost for nothing if they succeed, and many more will be lost later when we have to go back in and correct their mistake. It’s Jimmy Carter time all over again with a Dem CinC.

Taxes
Have you seen Obama’s proposed tax plan? It is INSANE. And, it still falls $200 billion short of paying for all the new socialist programs he wants. No Republican will ever propose a monstrosity like this.

2nd Amendment
Obama has made his position as nebulous as possible. We KNOW that he or Hillary will never block a gun control bill. I have at least a reasonable hope that McCain will.

If people hate McCain so much they won’t vote for him based on immigration, CFR, waterboarding and Guantanamo, that at least is a rational position that they are entitled to. When you start projecting that hate into other areas where he is clearly different from the Dems, we’ve crossed over into Candyland. There is no rational debate in Candyland.

DreadWolf on February 15, 2008 at 7:05 PM

DreadWolf on February 15, 2008 at 7:05 PM

You’re right, plus Obama sponsored the legislation which actually passed this week that mandates the president to come up with a plan to eliminate half of global poverty by 2015.

McCain is SO MUCH BETTER than Obama or Hillary, and voting one of them in will NOT help conservatism.

I only hope that the trolls and the idiots who are part of the recent rash of sign ups at HotAir are NOT representative of McCain supporters in general…instead of trying to win over those who dislike McCain, they’re telling people “we don’t need you, you’re not the base, go to hell, get out of the tent, go ahead and stay home loser, etc.”

They need to work on their people skills, or their boy is going down in Nov, and the socialist policies to be implemented will be darn near impossible to reverse.

JustTruth101 on February 16, 2008 at 2:34 AM

I only hope that the trolls and the idiots who are part of the recent rash of sign ups at HotAir are NOT representative of McCain supporters in general…instead of trying to win over those who dislike McCain, they’re telling people “we don’t need you, you’re not the base, go to hell, get out of the tent, go ahead and stay home loser, etc.”

What a lot of hogwash. Stop crying already.

Priscilla on February 16, 2008 at 10:20 AM

I think most of the McHaters will fall in line in November. Obama or Clinton is unthinkable.

Mojave Mark on February 17, 2008 at 4:07 PM

What a lot of hogwash. Stop crying already.

Priscilla on February 16, 2008 at 10:20 AM

What, are you blind, stupid, illiterate, or all of the above? There’s comment after comment after comment after comment of idiots advising those who don’t like McCain to “leave the GOP – we don’t need you” and I think that is outright stupid.

Do you think that’s a good move? Do you think that’s wise? Is that how McCain is going to win?

And exactly what crying are you referring to? Can’t you read? Or don’t you bother? I guess it’s easier to just make a snide comment. F*ck off troll, no one wants you here. No one.

Besides

JustTruth101 on February 18, 2008 at 12:18 AM

I will take an 83% conservative (McCain) over a 2 % at best conservative (the 2 libs)

Joey1974 on February 19, 2008 at 2:42 PM

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