Allahpundit: Wrong on Romney.
Allahpundit has Romney’s endorsement of Senator McCain’s re-election campaign all wrong. It is not about the Tea Party and it is not about freeing up a move to the center; it’s all about the money.
In John McCain’s 23 years serving Arizona in the US Senate he has befriended many very wealthy doners. Mitt Romney’s wallet was $35 million lighter after his failed 2008 bid for the presidency. Gov. Romney has assessed the Republican candidates lining up for 2012 and figures he will have no problem outlasting a field of candidates he considers to be thin and weak.
Once the pretenders have been weeded out, Mitt will want Sen. McCain to (as another Arizonian once put it), “show me the money”.
Like most political decisions, Romney’s endorsement of McCain is all about the money.