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WASHINGTON--"The spokesman formerly known as..." Kevin Madden--who served Mitt Romney's presidential campaign--released the text of Romney's endorsement of John McCain.


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Good afternoon, folks-

Provided below are Governor Romney’s remarks—prepared for delivery—from his endorsement press conference with Senator John McCain today at Romney for President campaign headquarters in Boston. MA:

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Thank you all very much. And thank you all for joining us on such short notice.

This isn’t my first joint appearance with Senator John McCain, but it promises to be one of our more pleasant exchanges.

I am honored today to give my full support to Senator McCain’s candidacy for President of the United States. Today I am asking my delegates to vote for Senator McCain.

As you all saw over the past year, things can get rough in a political campaign. And in the thick of the fight it’s easy to lose sight of your opponent’s finer qualities. But in the case of Senator John McCain, I could never quite do that. Even when the contest was close and our disagreements were debated, the caliber of the man was apparent.

This is a man capable of leading our country at a dangerous hour. Senator McCain understands the war we are in – the necessity of victory and the consequences of surrender. For him, national security isn’t just another item on the agenda. It is the abiding concern and responsibility of our nation.

This is a man who tied his political fortunes to the fortunes of his country in a time of war. Such courage is not always rewarded in politics, but it was this time – and that is a credit to both the man and to the party he will lead in the election of 2008.

This is a man who has served and suffered for his country. John McCain’s greatest test was long ago. But the loyalty, and love of country, and strength of heart that saw him through are still the qualities that define him. With their rhetoric, our Democratic opponents are very skilled at striking heroic poses. But with our Republican nominee, we’re going to offer America the real thing.

I am pleased to introduce a real America hero, the next president of the United States, Senator John McCain.

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