John McCain Endorsed Mitt Romney After Iowa Caucus Victory

James Johnson

Senator John McCain has stepped up to endorse Mitt Romney for the role of 2012 Republican presidential nominee four years after McCain lost his own election battle to President Obama.

John McCain headed to New Hampshire to offer his endorsement "to make sure we make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States of America."

You may recall that John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fought a hard battle for the GOP endorsement in 2008 and when he lost it was Romney endorsing McCain for the same role.

The John McCain endorsement of Mitt Romney comes just hours after Romney won the Iowa Caucus by a mind-boggling low eight votes.

Having McCain on his side could be a big positive factor for Romney in New Hampshire since the Senator has plenty of experience campaigning in the region following his 2000 and 2008 presidential bids.

The New Hampshire primary will take place new Tuesday and Mitt Romney is polling with a substantial lead at this point, then again he was in Iowa for some time as well.

In his endorsement of Mitt Romney Senator John McCain said:

"He will lead from the front as Ronald Reagan did, not from behind as this president [Barack Obama] does."

Do you believe that the John McCain endorsement of Mitt Romney will make a difference not only in the GOP primary but also in a potential showdown with President Obama?