If you were Romney and you are struggling to gain support from the GOP base, would you really want an endorsement from a RINO who once called Tea Partiers “Hobbits” who should “return to Middle Earth?”

(The Hill) — Republican sources familiar with his thinking say he will probably endorse his onetime political enemy, Mitt Romney.

There is virtually no chance, sources say, that he will pick former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who has surged into the lead in polls, stoking consternation among his ex-colleagues on Capitol Hill.

McCain considers Romney one of the most helpful surrogates of his 2008 campaign.

Keep reading…