Dennis Miller already has performed at fundraisers for Mitt Romney, including a recent one in Beverly Hills, so it was no surprise when the campaign announced today via press release that he had endorsed the candidate.
Are we in for a battle for celebrity endorsements? On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen will perform for Obama in Ohio and Iowa.
Romney said in a statement: “Dennis
Miller is a funny guy, but he understands that the challenges facing our nation
are no laughing matter, said Mitt Romney. “We’ve both traveled across America,
and we’ve seen hardship in many different forms. Whether it’s the family that
can’t pay the mortgage, the unemployed worker who can’t find a job, or the kids
graduating from college with no prospects for a career, too many people are
hurting. This country needs a turnaround, one that I can deliver. As I travel
around the country explaining my plan for a stronger middle class, I am happy
to have Dennis Miller on my team.”
Miller said, “I’ll be
voting for Mitt Romney on November 6th because he is a good man perfectly
suited to help solve our many problems,” said Dennis Miller. “Let’s be honest
with each other, folks. If we’ve reached a time in our nation’s history where
men like Romney are demonized and said to be the problem, we are missing the
point as badly as the point can be missed. The punditry always says that Romney
‘looks’ Presidential. Here’s what they don’t tell you. It has little if
anything to do with his appearance and absolutely everything to do with the way
he has led his life.”
Update: Miller campaigned for Romney today.