Flashback: Rick Santorum Campaigns for Mitt Romney in Missouri

Rick Santorum attended a rally for Mitt Romney in St. Louis in 2008.

Rick Santorum announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney before the two governors arrived. I also had a few minutes to talk with Rick and he said he was very concerned about the direction the Republican Party may take if Senator McCain is nominated as the Republican presidential candidate.

In 2008 Rick Santorum came to St. Louis to campaign for Mitt Romney.
Trib-Live reported:

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., threw his support this morning to Mitt Romney for president. Santorum’s endorsement was sought by all of the Republican candidates in the past year.

“In a few short days, Republicans from across this country will decide more than their party’s nominee,” Santorum says in a statement released by the Romney campaign. “They will decide the very future of our party and the conservative coalition that Ronald Reagan built. Conservatives can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines in this election, and Gov. Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear.”

Santorum, a darling of conservatives across the country, was referring to Super Tuesday balloting. He has a close relationship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who dropped out of the race and said he’s supporting U.S. Sen. John McCain. In a conversation last year, Santorum was adamant that he’d never support McCain.

Giuliani campaigned hard in 2006 for Santorum, who lost his Senate seat to then-State Treasurer Bob Casey.

John Weaver, a longtime McCain adviser who left the campaign last summer, said of Santorum’s Romney endorsement: “I just remember how desperate Sen. Santorum and his consultants were to have John McCain campaign for Rick.

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