The Mitt Romney campaign issued a press release today announcing that Texas congressman and Tea Party favorite, Lamar Smith (R - Austin) has endorsed the Romney candidacy.
From the Austin American-Statesman:
“In a statement released today by Romney’s campaign, Smith said he committed to Romney in May, three months before Perry announced his candidacy. He called Romney ‘a proven leader who will create jobs, reduce the nation’s debt and embrace traditional values.’”
Here is why Rick Perry should probably bail out now: if bat-guano crazy Lamar Smith can overlook “Romneycare” and its provision to provide coverage to illegal immigrants, where does that end? Who is next?
Or is it that, as speculated in the American-Statesman, Smith is chafing over Perry’s rebuke of anyone elected to federal office as simply “
” as if that name is an expletive. Washington
If that is truly the case, then I have a new respect for the depth and breadth of Lamar Smith’s vindictive spirit.