Mitt Romney today announced his support for his former presidential primary rival John McCain.
McCain, who is likely to have full support of the Republican Party machine in his Senate primary campaign against Conservative J. D. Hayworth, added Romney to a prestigious list of endorsements from moderates and those who feel indebted to the Senator.
In addition to Romney, McCain has announced that he will have the support of new Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, former campaign prop Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
You may remember McCain and Romney were far from friendly during the 2008 presidential primary, although eventually Romney conceded and threw his full support behind McCain once the Senator received the Republican Party nomination.
In an interesting discussion on his radio program today, Limbaugh blasted Scott Brown for his recent deviation from the party line.
Limbaugh also blasted Romney for supporting the "Out of step" McCain.
"I like Mitt Romney, but I think he's risking his career over a guy, endorsing McCain, who is so out of step with what's going on right now," said Limbaugh.
"McCain's always conservative when he's running for reelection in Arizona. The tea parties have produced a wave of conservatism that have swept Republicans-in-name-only aside."
"I understand Palin endorsing McCain," Limbaugh continued. "She's got no choice. Loyalty, plus if she doesn't the media will cream her, 'Oh, he's good enough to be president but you won't endorse him to be Senator?'"
"And it's understandable Romney would endorse Brown, but I don't understand Romney endorsing McCain," Rush added. "I just don't think it's going to fly. These endorsements are unnecessary. What is there to gain by this? Look, it's unfortunate, but people are weeding themselves out of the process all the while engaging in this kind of behavior. So in one sense it has a cleansing aspect to it."
Discussion via Memeorandum and Ben Smith's blog at Politico.