Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney for president
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Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney for president

Pittsburgh : PA : USA | May 07, 2012 at 10:26 PM PDT
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Romney’s nomination is certain at this point, as Rick Santorum has also endorsed his one-time biggest rival. Santorum said in an email sent on Monday that despite their differences, there is one thing that they both have in common and that is will to defeat President Barack Obama in November.

Santorum’s latest move might help Romney get a strong hold in areas where he lacks, most importantly, the religious conservatives, who had been backing Santorum until he announced suspending his run.

“We both agree that President Obama must be defeated,” Santorum said. “It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime," Santorum said in a late-night statement.

Santorum cited his Friday’s one to one meeting with Romney as the main reason for his formal endorsement. “The conversation was candid, collegial and focused on the issues that you helped me give voice to during our campaign; because I believe they are essential ingredients to not only winning this fall, but turning our country around,” Santorum said adding that he was “impressed” with Romney’s “deep understanding” of the conservative issues and his commitment to ensure their appropriate representation, build a powerful economy and to “preserve and strengthen families.”

Santorum encouraged Romney to invite more conservatives as part of his new team. “You can be sure that I will work with the Governor to help him in this task to ensure he has a strong team that will support him in his conservative policy initiatives.”

Santorum also touched a few strings related to empowering the American economy by making it a manufacturing superpower by minimizing imports as much as possible.

“He listened very carefully to my advice on this matter, and while out policy prescriptions differed, he clearly expressed his desire to create more opportunities for those that are feeling left behind in this economy,” Santorum wrote.

Santorum thanked his supporters for helping him convey his agenda throughout America, and said that besides the need to take the White House from Obama, he and Romney both agreed on various issues, including cutting taxes, smaller government and minimizing out of control spending.

He ended his email by promising his supporters to come up with a new agenda very soon and asking for even stronger help and support than they had extended during the primary season.

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Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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