"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mike DeWine, OH Attorney General, Switching His Endorsement to Rick Santorum

This makes more sense from the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine than the Romney endorsement.  Have a hunch he went to Romney when Pawlenty asked him as he had endorsed Pawlenty.  Romney was never a good fit for the Conservative from Ohio DeWine.  Not even a little.  My faith is slowly being restored that some Romney endorsements went there way too early and may be regretting that endorsement because they are not quick to be seen with Romney when he campaigns in their state.  Pawlenty didn't do his supporters any favors by going to Romney so fast.  He should have known that Romney is  no conservative except when he panders for votes -- looks like he played Pawlenty all the way.

This is good news for Rick Santorum:
Rick Santorum To Pick Up Endorsement From Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General      
JULIE CARR SMYTH 02/17/12 01:43 PM ET 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was ready to switch his endorsement from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum on Friday. 
The former U.S. senator was expected to make the announcement at a news conference at the statehouse in Columbus, Republicans with direct knowledge of the pending endorsement told The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity.  
DeWine had endorsed Romney in the Republican presidential race after his initial choice, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, withdrew.
The defection comes as a sting to Romney, though he still has some major names in Ohio Republican politics behind him heading into the March 6 primary. They include Sen. Rob Portman, Reps. Mike Turner and Jim Renacci, and the former senator and governor, George Voinovich. 
DeWine successfully pushed for Ohio to join 25 other states in a lawsuit to block the new federal health care overhaul. The lawsuit claims the law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance. 
No Republican nominee has reached the White House without winning Ohio. 
Excerpt:  Read More at Huffington Post

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