This may be the earliest Chron endorsement ever.
We say: Stop the shooting.
We share the view of many that the Republican Party’s most constructive course going forward is to waste little time and unite behind the candidate most likely to compete effectively against President Obama. In our view, Mitt Romney is that candidate. We endorse Gov. Romney for his party’s nomination for president.
Our endorsement is intended for the eyes and ears and thoughtful consideration of Texas Republicans, of course, but its timing is intended to send a clear message to Republicans nationwide: Stop self-destructing and begin uniting behind Mitt Romney.
You get the feeling that the Chron is ready for the GOP primary to be over? I don’t know how many Republicans they think they’re addressing here. I mean, there’s a reason why Romney has been unable to put away an underfunded lightweight like Santorum. Asking for thoughtful consideration is likely to be about as effective as telling Helena Brown to be measured and deliberate. But hey, I got a chuckle out of it, so it wasn’t a complete waste of effort. And after today, they may get their wish.