It’s not exactly a bold or risky move at this point — more like he knows which way the wind blows — but former Florida governor and current Bush clan member Jeb Bush has pledged his support to Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency. –KA


“Primary elections have been held in 34 states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall,” Mr Bush said in a statement.

“I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our party’s nomination.

“We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognises more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed.”

Mr Bush had been courted as a possible presidential candidate himself, and his father, former President George H W Bush, has also effectively endorsed Mr Romney’s candidacy.

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