Martin of politico.com: New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg “also got behind then-Gov. George W. Bush in the 2000 race, only to see Bush lose by 19 points to McCain”
“New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg will throw his support to Mitt Romney today, backers of the former Massachusetts governor confirm,” writes Jonathan Martin for politico.com in a post titled Gregg to endorse Romney
… Gregg — whose father was governor and whose last name retains considerable cache in the state — is the prize get in New Hampshire for any GOP presidential hopeful. But enthusiasm for his endorsement will be tempered by reminders that he also got behind then-Gov. George W. Bush in the 2000 race, only to see Bush lose by 19 points to McCain … etc.
The emphasis is ours.
Perhaps Sen. Judd can work that same “lose by 19 points” magic for the befuddled Mr. Romney.