My endorsement is in no way an instruction on how Oklahomans should vote. Yet having served with the other candidates, I do know something about the field. Each candidate has admirable qualities. However, on too many occasions I have seen each behave like career politicians rather than leaders. The most important test for anyone in public life is what they do with power. Too often, the other candidates displayed political expediency rather than moral courage and rationalized poor decisions that put Republicans ahead of the republic.
Just last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said we are about to go over a massive fiscal cliff. We can't afford to elect a career politician at this decisive moment in our history. We need to elect a leader. I'm confident that leader is Mitt Romney.