A lot of the Tea Party has been throwing their weight behind Newt Gingrich, but lately we have been seeing some big name former Tea Party candidates split off and endorse Mitt Romney.
It started earlier this week when Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell came out and endorsed the Mittster. You got to give credit to the former Senate candidate – she made one of the most interesting endorsements EVER!
“He has been consistent since he changed his mind”. That’s like saying a killer hasn’t been a killer since he last murdered.
Of course O’Donnell’s interesting endorsement has lead to all kinds of fun for pundits and late night comedians alike.
But today we get another darling of the Tea Party coming out and throwing her weight behind the Mittster:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of South Carolina’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, on Friday in a move that could boost his fortunes in the early voting state.
Romney has been lagging in South Carolina and his backers in the state have been urging him to campaign more frequently there. South Carolina holds the first primary in the South on January 21 and former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who hails from neighboring Georgia, has a lead there.
What makes this endorsement extra juicy is the past relationship Haley had with another presidential hopeful, Michele Bachmann.
It seemed like these two were inseparable just a few short months ago, but today that seems to not be the case. So what has made Haley turn her back on Bachmann and how does Bachmann feel about this?
More importantly, how does the Tea Party feel about so many of their favorites jumping ship and now supporting Mitt?
I just love an election with so much drama – don’t you?