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From an e-mail to his supporters:

The family and its foundational role in America’s economic success, a central point of our campaign, was discussed at length. I was impressed with the Governor’s deep understanding of this connection and his commitment to economic policies that preserve and strengthen families. He clearly understands that having pro-family initiatives are not only the morally and economically right thing to do, but that the family is the basic building block of our society and must be preserved.

More:

The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Governor Romney and I have some differences. But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it and replace it with a bottom up, patient, not government, driven system.

Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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7 Responses to Thank You, Sen. Santorum

  1. RC says:

    It’s okay to have the Senator’s endorsement, but really wasn’t needed in the long run. It still puzzles me a bit that it took over a month to make the endorsement public. Senator Santorum wanted to make “sure” that Romney was on board with “Family Values” and that the family was central to our society. What? Have you got to be kidding me! Any one would be a fool not to recognize that Romney capitalizes on “Family Values” and also that the family is key and central to any society. Romney has been saying (actions speak louder than words) this all of his life. His family isn’t perfect, but better than most. What has the Presidential Candidates been doing for the last 8 months? Oh yes, debates after debates, vetting and being vetted. I still say something is up his sleeve……………don’t know what, but something.

  2. Dan says:

    It’s about time…. thank you Rick for your endorsement of Mitt. Bachmann’s endorsement was long overdue as well. Waiting for Cain and Paul to come around now.

    But while these endorsements are nice, they are not critical, and the longer the time frame between the suspension of their campaign and the endorsement, the more skeptical we and others should be about these folks’ commitment to our nominee. I think that is fair to say we should be skeptical about delayed endorsements because the same would apply if Mitt were the one giving the endorsement to someone else, say, like he did in 2008 for McCain. That being said, we’ll take it.

    I can’t imagine what Santorum might pull out of his sleeve now that he has given his endorsement to Mitt. It would damage his name in the party if he would try to pull something funny.

  3. Mike (Green Eyeshades) says:

    So RC,
    It looks like you win the bet regarding when Santorum and Gingrich would withdraw. Another bet regarding the VP spot? I’m going with Mitch Daniels.

    • RC says:

      Mike,

      I don’t claim to be a prophet or anything close to it or to know when the second coming might happen, but the signs are all there. I have thought about the VP position for quite some time. I can’t quite put my finger on this one – as of yet. As the summer months progress, moving toward the convention, I will get a better sense of who that might be.

      If it where left up to me, and my choice only, I would bring Marco Rubio on board. And here’s why:
      1) Articulate (tells it how it is)
      2) Very Conservative
      3) Senate record so far has been clean
      4) Foreign Affairs is spot on
      5) Younger
      6) Looks Presidential (no one can beat Mitt though)
      7) Christian (Catholic)
      8) Hispanic

      I know that all of us are going to die just waiting for the announcement to come. It will happen sometime in August. But, the big question is not who I want, it is who Mitt thinks will be the best candidate for the Country – and I trust his judgement to make that selection.

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