Romney Gains Backing of Schultz and Rice
Two former Cabinet members George Schultz and Condoleezza Rice gave their endorsements to Mitt Romney at a Wednesday night fundraiser. Both said the Republican is the best suited to correct the economy and the country’s standing with the rest of the world. Shultz said he had served for Presidents Reagan, Nixon and Eisenhower and knew both of the Bushes very well, so he knows leadership when he sees it, and said he saw that in Romney.
Shultz said Romney has the kind of mind to grasp what is happening in the world and at home, which is very important. Shultz told this to 300 supporters who had come to the fundraiser.
Rice said she had not been part of Washington in three years, but reads the papers daily. She said she cares very much for what happens to the U.S. and the future of the world and Romney is the most suited to lead the country back to its standing as number one.
The two endorsed Romney on the grounds of one of the largest homes in the country and one that has held many fundraisers in the past – Chateau Carolands. The mansion is 65,000 square feet and has 95 rooms on six acres, with gardens resembling Versailles. Close to 300 people attended the event and donated between $2,500 and $50,000 to the Romney campaign.
Shultz called Romney’s speech last week on education the most important speech any candidate has made during the entire campaign. He said it showed Romney’s ability to stay what is important for the U.S.