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It’s no secret that I have been a Mitt Romney supporter since Day 1. Heck, I shook the man’s hand last year in Boston when he kicked off his campaign & I was there on Tuesday night shaking his hand congratulating him on his winning our state. Now that Mitt Romney has suspended his campaign in no small part to unify the party in the face of relentless Democratic opposition, be it Clinton or Obama, it’s time to get behind John McCain for President. Last night I told my good friend, New Bedford GOP Chairman Nate Pierce, that I would be aboard the Romney train until either the convention picked our nominee or until he withdrew. Now that time has come and we must do whatever we can to make sure that the GOP wins on Election Day and we can best do that with John McCain.
Surely, I do have substantive disagreements with McCain on many important issues and that hasn’t changed. However, remembering Ronald Reagan’s statement that a man who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend & ally and not a 20% enemy all of us need to get behind John McCain between now and November for both the good of our party and America! For all our disagreements, far more unite us than divide us as conservative Republicans. I cannot & will not sit home in November and let the Democrats take control of the White House without a fight. I’ve said on the radio that I would crawl over broken glass through the fires of Hell to help Mitt Romney win Massachusetts and I’m just as committed to ensure that the Republican Party, and John McCain, wins the presidency in ’08!
I’m sure many of you will disagree with me and I greatly respect that opinion. I consider myself a man of principle and I believe that my principles are best served by not letting the perfect become the enemy of the good. Sitting home, voting for a third party or doing a write-in campaigns are futile and are merely votes for the Democrat. To use one final cliché, let us also never forget Edmund Burke’s caution that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. I refuse to do nothing. I will support John McCain for President.
I hope that you will join me.