George H.W. Bush and Mitt Romney, 2012 - Photos - George H.W. Bush's colorful socks
Not even an endorsement from George H.W. Bush -- and his purple socks -- could propel Mitt Romney to victory in the last presidential election. The two Republicans and Barbara Bush met in Houston on March 29, 2012.
John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, announces his endorsement of 2012 frontrunner Mitt Romney ahead of next week's primary in New Hampshire. McCain, one of the Republican party's most senior figures, beat Romney four years ago in an often bitter race for the nomination.
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Businessman Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney after announcing his endorsement of Romney at Trump International Hotel & Tower on February 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the February 4 Nevada caucus. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)