Video: McCain, Romney Campaign Together in Utah

Of course, this results in talk of possible running mates but as for now I’m betting it’s more for the fundraising and campaigning aspects in general. There’s also no coincidence this happened in Salt Lake City, Utah given the high Mormon population that I’m sure McCain would love to secure.

Here’s the report from MyWay:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – In a show of Republican unity, one-time bitter foes John McCain and Mitt Romney raised money and campaigned together Thursday for a single goal – getting McCain elected president.

“We are united. Now our job is to energize our party,” the Arizona senator said in an airport hangar, flanked by Romney and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., an early McCain supporter. Both have been mentioned as potential vice presidential picks, and McCain praised each.

Romney lauded McCain and promised to do all he can to help, saying: “He is a man who is proven and tested” and without question the right man to be president.

In February, Romney won 90 percent of the vote in Utah to McCain’s 5 percent. Romney’s ties to the state run deep, from his Mormon faith to his work overseeing the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Here’s the video report from ABC News:

The concept of “bitter foes” seems to disintegrate when there’s a chance of a vice presidential nod. Romney has already said he’d accept if offered but I’m not sure he’s exactly what McCain might be looking for or what he absolutely needs to placate conservatives.

Either way, I think Romney campaigning for McCain can only help him with conservatives at this point since he became the conservative “golden boy” of talk radio once it came down to McCain looking like the nominee. I doubt those people will backtrack and criticize Romney.

  • Babs

    If anything could be considered bitter in the Republican race, it was between Romney and McCain. For them to now unite – even in a fundraising effort – speaks volumes to the contrast of maturity in the Rupublican and Democratic parties, and makes me wonder if either Obama or Clinton will rally around the other in the same fashion after the convention. Or if it will be as believable if they do.

    Very good move on both Romney and McCain’s part. Kudos to them.

  • Eileen Martin

    As a concerned conservative, I think Romney being a running mate would be the best move McCain could make. He has a take on the economy and his belief in God can only help reinforce the evangelical vote. Romney’s good looks and youthfulness are going to help with voters that think that McCain is too old.

  • Babs

    Eileen, I agree, and too, his experience as a former Govenor would appease those that are concerned with McCain’s not having the managerial experience a Govenorship affords.

  • Romney on the economy and McCain on the military would be a dream ticket!