TLP: Tom Ridge Gives Threat Level Assessment For Rick Santorum
Not that his support has meant a lot so far, but this is worth noting.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who previously supported Jon Huntsman, endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday.Ridge made his endorsement in advance of the next big primary date for Republicans, April 24, when Pennsylvania's 72 delegates will be among the 231 up for grabs. The announcement comes as Rick Santorum leads the GOP field in state polls.
"I've met accomplished and strong leaders in my life," Ridge said in a statement released by Romney's campaign. "Mitt Romney is one of them."
Prior to serving in the George W. Bush administration as the first to head the Homeland Security Department, Ridge held two terms as Pennsylvania governor and six terms as a congressman for the state.
You know Ridge wasn't wild about Romney from the start, having initially backed Huntsman. And since Ridge served in Congress from Pennsylvania with Santorum, and then also knew him when he was governor and Santorum was in the Senate, you'd have to think Ridge would agree with former Senator Bob Kerrey's appraisal: "Santorum, that's Latin for asshole."