Yesterday it was Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former President George H.W. Bush who endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The media’s reaction was a yawn, claiming more out of hope than out of belief that the endorsements were not “high impact.”
What will they say about Friday’s endorsement of Romney by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan just days before the critical Republican primary election in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin?
Perhaps it’s no surprise that the presidential candidate who most aggressively supported Ryan’s budget proposal gets the endorsement. But for Ryan it is clearly more than that.
Here’s Paul Ryan quoted in The Hill note linked above:
“We vote here Tuesday in Wisconsin. Lots of my friends, family, supporters are asking me, you know, ‘Who do you think we should vote for?’ I have two criteria I am using to make my decision to vote in our primary Tuesday. Who is the best person to be president – who will be the best president? And who has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama? And in my mind, Mitt Romney is clearly that person.”