Mitt Romney's endorsements this week by two important Republicans — a former president and perhaps a not-too-distant-future presidential running mate — are not unexpected. But the reasons former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio give for backing the front-runner are important.
In the political equivalent of what happens in battle when the enemy's captured artillery piece is turned around and the opponent's own shells are fired back at them, Democrats decided to take ownership of a word they once seemed to avoid at all costs. The shift has been occurring for weeks if not months. But it became particularly noticeable around the law's second anniversary on March 23.
The Supreme Court on Thursday concluded arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The oral arguments are only part of the decision making process, and it is unclear what, if any, changes will ultimately be made to the health care law.
Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife has used a superPAC to give Newt Gingrich $15 million of support, says the former House speaker can't get enough delegates to be the nominee. Meanwhile, Gingrich and Mitt Romney met secretly on Saturday.
On the same day that Santorum would be covering himself, figuratively, in Reagan's jelly beans, Romney was scheduled to announce his receipt of the endorsement of the pork-rind lover in chief, George H. W. Bush, the man who was Reagan's vice president and who became the 41st president.
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