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Dan Quayle endorses Mitt Romney

The former vice president said he "enthusiastically endorses" Mitt Romney for president.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning at the Nationwide Insurance building in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 23, 2011. (MARK KEGANS/Getty Images)

Former Vice President Dan Quayle announced he will support presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

In an op-ed piece for the Arizona Republic, Quayle said Romney has “four essential qualities” of a president, which include leadership, character, conservative philosophy and electability. Quayle broke down the characteristics one by one, backing Romney as the right choice for the Republican candidate in the 2012 election. After listing the qualities, Quayle wrote:

“There is only one candidate in the field that meets all of these criteria. It is Mitt Romney. He has proven over and over again that he is a leader. He has demonstrated he is capable of making tough decisions and turning things around. He is a man of integrity. He understands budgets and financial markets. He balanced budgets and met a bottom line. He is strong on national defense and has a deep love of the principles that make America great.”

Quayle served as vice president under George H.W. Bush and ran for the White House in 2000, although he ended up backing George W. Bush, USA Today reported. His son Ben is now a United States House member from Arizona.

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On Tuesday Romney was making his way through Arizona. Romney failed to receive support from Arizona’s governor, Jan Brewer, and state Senator John McCain said he would not endorse his campaign opponent from 2008, the Boston Globe reported. Last week he met with former President George H.W. Bush during a stop in Houston.

The Washington Post reported that Quayle’s endorsements isn’t likely to sway many votes since he hasn’t been on the political scene in awhile. Currently Romney is now trailing Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination, although he is backed by a variety of GOP establishment figures, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Minnesota governor and presidential rival Tim Pawlenty and ex-White House chief of staff John Sununu, USA Today reported.

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