Herman Cain Endorses Mitt Romney

The former GOP presidential contender also says conservatives need to “get over” their Romney doubts.

Posted: 05/16/2012 04:10 PM EDT

Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential frontrunner whose campaign lost its steam amid allegations of sexual misconduct, endorsed Mitt Romney’s White House bid Wednesday. He had previously thrown his support behind fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich.

“I’ve met with [the former Massachusetts governor] privately and now I’m telling everyone publicly, if Mitt Romney wasn’t your favorite candidate for the Republican nomination: Get over it! We need unity to take back the White House, the Senate and keep control of the House of Representatives,” Cain said in a statement.

At a Washington press conference, he said that Romney “gets it right on the big issues” and Obama “gets it wrong.” Cain also couldn't resist taking a not-so-veiled dig at Obama and said his “endorsement evolved.” He was referring to the evolution the president said he underwent before publically advocating for marriage equality last week.

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