Let's compare and see those endorsements !
1st with the establishment people..you need them..and they do know what they are endorsing.
An analysis by The Huffington Post shows that Romney has nearly tripled his endorsements from the Republican Party establishment over the last three months. He has been endorsed by 59 Republican governors, members of the U.S. House and Senate, and state party chairs, up from 22 at the end of September. Over the same period, Romney's share of all the endorsements issued so far by these categories of Republican officials has increased from 46 to 65 percent.
“Lieutenant General Watts said, "Governor Romney understands the nature of the threats facing our nation and will make sure that our men and women in uniform have the very best training and technology to get the job done." ”
"Lieutenant General Claudius "Bud" Elmer Watts III Served As Comptroller Of The U.S. Air Force And President Of The Citadel. General Watts' Air Force career spanned 31 years during which he served in numerous flying positions, amassing more than 7,000 flying hours and commanding various units up to wing level. He also held numerous staff positions, culminating as Comptroller of the United States Air Force in 1986. General Watts was named the 17th President of The Citadel in 1989 and served in that position until his retirement in 1996."
Brigadier General Mikolajcik said, "Governor Romney's record on veterans' issues is very strong. He firmly believes that the commitment to our troops doesn't end when their service is finished and that we must take care of those who have sacrificed to protect us. I look forward to telling my fellow veterans in South Carolina of his plans to keep America secure." ”
"Brigadier General Thomas R. Mikolajcik Is An Air Force Academy Graduate With 27 Years Of Military Service. General Mikolajcik served in the Air Force as a pilot, staff officer and held numerous command positions. He retired in 1996 as United States Air Force Director of Transportation and is a consultant in logistics and transportation. The General is an adviser to the Metro Chambers Military Relations Policy Council and was awarded the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto in 1994."
Supporting Mitt Romney as a counter-intelligence policy advisor is -
“Former Lieutenant General John "Soup" Campbell: Gen. Campbell retired after a 32-year career in the United States Air Force (USAF). In his last assignment, he served as the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support for the CIA. In this position, Gen. Campbell was the senior military representative at the CIA. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as the first commander of the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense. He also served on the Joint Staff as Deputy Director for Operations. Gen. Campbell is the recipient of numerous military and intelligence community awards. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at Iridium Satellite. He had previously served at Applied Research Associates (ARA) as Principal, Defense and Intelligence.”
Anthony Principi, The Secretary Of The Department Of Veterans Affairs (2001-05)
Jim Nicholson, The Secretary Of The Department Of Veterans Affairs (2005-07)
Principi and Nicholson issued a joint statement: “Mitt Romney cares about our men and women in uniform, our nation’s veterans, and their families. He has spent his career leading organizations and strengthening their performance, and under a Romney administration those who have served our country can be assured their Department of Veterans Affairs will be there for them. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Governor Romney will ensure that veterans receive the world-class medical care and benefits they deserve, and supply the men and women in uniform today the military they need to win wars and come home safe.”
So I think we have a clearer explanation of what the Establishment really is..and if you do not get their endorsements you can explain it away as being anti establishment.
There will plenty more ...