Not that he has endorsed John Kasich officially, but Mitt Romney showed up in Ohio and did everything but:
The 2012 Republican nominee for president, campaigning for the first time since his blistering anti-endorsement of Donald Trump, arrived at an airplane museum in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign bus. As Kasich mugged, Romney grinned and waved and the bus rolled up to the backdrop — fighter jet, helicopter, “Patton”-size American flag — where the two would hold a town-hall meeting.
“You’re the ones who are going to decide if he becomes the next president of the United States,” Romney said. “You look at this guy, and unlike the other people running, he has a real track record. He has the kind of record that you want in Washington. That’s why I’m convinced that you’re going to do the right thing tomorrow.”
The latest poll has Kasich up by 5 points over Donald Trump in his home state.
UPDATE: He didn’t use the e-word, but The Washington Times is reporting Romney just endorsed Kasich:
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, endorsed Mr. Kasich on Monday, saying the Ohio governor is the right candidate to stop Mr. Trump and take the helm of the party.
“You look at this guy and, unlike the other people running, he has a real track record. He has the kind of record that you want in Washington, and that is why I am convinced you are going to do the right thing tomorrow — agreed?” Mr. Romney said as he campaigned with Mr. Kasich in North Canton.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project and can be followed on Twitter @MaggieGallaghe.