Former president George H.W. Bush has officially endorsed Mitt Romney.
Former Us President George H.W. Bush has officially endorsed GOP contender Mitt Romney, according to Yahoo! News.
Bush told reporters, “We’ve known Mitt for a long time and he’s the man to do this job and go on to win the presidency. I do think it’s time for the party to get behind Governor Romney.”
Romney has so far in the race been a party favorite.
Bush proceeded to quote a Kenny Rogers song, “The Gambler,” by saying, “There’s a time to hold them and time to fold them. There is a time for people to get behind this good man.”
The Republican candidate nominee is still up in the air with Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul still fighting for a chance. Romney currently has the most number of delegates.
According to the New York Times, Romney has 568 out of the 1,144 needed to win the nomination. Rick Santorum has 273, Newt Gingrich has 135 and Ron Paul has 50.
Bush’s son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, announced his support for Romney last week. However, Bush’s other son; George W. Bush has yet to make an endorsement.
Romney told Bush, “Having your support means a great deal to me on a personal basis, on a family basis and also on a national basis.
Romney continued to say, “I look forward to being successful and honoring that endorsement by winning.”
The next primaries are April 3 and will be in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin.