Herman Cain made his formal endorsement of Mitt Romney for President at a big Tea Party meeting in Washington today, entitled “The More Perfect Union Panel.” Riffing on the name, Cain said, “One way to achieve this goal of a more perfect union is by getting Barack Obama out of the White House. Throwing our support and energy behind Mitt Romney is a big step in accomplishing that mission.”
Cain previously issued an “unconventional endorsement” of “the American people,” followed by a more specific endorsement of one particular American person, Newt Gingrich. His new official endorsement of Romney is a bit unconventional, but admirably straightforward:
“I’ve met with him privately and now I’m telling everyone publicly, if Mitt Romney wasn’t your favorite candidate for the Republican nomination, Get Over It! We need unity to take back the White House and the Senate, and keep control of the House of Representatives. Since the beginning of the year, I have been touring the country speaking to all kinds of groups. And this message is resonating not just among Tea Party groups and political candidates, but people of faith, disgruntled Democrats and Republicans alike – and especially college students.”
The capital letters in “Get Over It!” are in the original Cain press release, but I added the boldface, because every Herman Cain statement should have some boldface.
Cain’s statement says he has discussed the “fundamental principles espoused by Tea Party groups and other conservative voices” with the presumptive Republican nominee, and “Gov. Romney gets the big things right – especially recognizing that federal policies are the biggest impediment to American prosperity.”
“This is why I officially endorse Gov. Romney,” Cain explained. “I now call on the millions of Americans who want to end disastrous government policies that compromise our freedom and prosperity to do the same and help Gov. Romney win in November.”
Update: A musical salute to the Herman Cain endorsement, courtesy of the Eagles: