- Feb 14, 2011
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Cain, Romney, and the Danger of the Sweeping Conclusion - Gwen Ifill - NationalJournal.comBreaking News: Herman Cain has endorsed Mitt Romney.
If that's news to you, it's because it happened four years ago. Thanks to Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic for the reminder that everything old is new again.
Cain, who emerged this week as the latest alternative to a Romney nomination, had only good things to say about his competitor in a February 2008 syndicated column. Romney, he wrote, would "focus on the right problems."
"Romney has done that as a chief executive officer in business, as a governor and as head of the U.S. Olympics," Cain wrote, "while balancing political consequences, but not compromising fundamental principles of the founding of this country or free-market economics."
Add that to Rush's evaluation of Romney in February 2008:
"I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and that’s Romney."