Flake Endorses Romney
No, that headline isn’t a slap at the person endorsing Mitt… the endorser is Arizona congressman Jeff Flake.
“This election will be an important moment in our nation’s history,” said Congressman Flake. “The next president will be charged with reversing the failed policies of the last three years and making sure the future is as bright for our children as it was for the generations before them. Mitt Romney has the experience and vision to get our country on the right path again. Whether it was his time as governor or as a successful businessman, Mitt Romney has shown that he has the economic knowledge to create the environment for businesses to start hiring again.”
Flake does have Tea Party cred on the basis of his fight against earmarks, but I doubt that this endorsement will move a lot of support from other candidates to Romney.
The problem for Flake and Romney is that Rick Perry has also “shown that he has the economic knowledge to create the environment for businesses to start hiring again,” as demonstrated by Texas. And Perry, despite claims about Gardasil by the hyperventilating type of political commentator, didn’t set up a government healthcare scheme in Texas that was the template for ObamaCare.