Romney Garners Obama's Military Endorsements Times 100

Amid last week's news that Colin Powell had endorsed Obama, attention turned to which members of the military, active and retired, might endorse Gov. Romney.

Today we know the answer in part, but on Monday we will know it full.

As of right now, "500 former military admirals and generals" are set to endorse Romney via a full page Washington Times ad on Monday. The ad will bear the caption: "We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation's next President and Commander-in-Chief."

Participants in the ad campaign have made it clear that neither Romney nor the Romney campaign solicited the ad: the 500 former military personnel involved in it are paying for the ad out of pocket, of their own volition. 

And to be clear, the 500 former admirals and generals involved in Monday's ad are not the only former members of the military endorsing Romney. In fact, the list of Romney endorsements from the military dwarfs the list of military endorsements Obama has garnered.

Here's an example -- Obama is endorsed by General Colin Powell, USA (ret.), General Wesley Clark, USA (ret.), Major General Paul Eaton, USA (ret.), Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy (ret.), Admiral John Nathman, USN (ret.).

Romney, on the other hand, is endorsed by Admiral James B. Busey, USN (ret.), General James T. Conway, USMC (ret.), General Terrence R. Dake, USMC (ret.), Admiral James O. Ellis, USN (ret.), General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (ret.), General Tommy Franks, USA (ret.), General Alfred Hansen, USAF (ret.), Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN (ret.), General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF (ret.), Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN (ret.), Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN (ret.), General Paul X. Kelley, USMC (ret.), General William Kernan, USA (ret.), Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN (ret.), General William L. Kirk, USAF (ret.), General James L. Lindsay, USA (ret.), General William R. Looney III, USAF (ret.), Admiral Hank Mauz, USN (ret.), General Robert Magnus, USMC (ret.), Admiral Paul David Miller, USN (ret.), General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA (ret.), General Lance Smith, USAF (ret.), Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN (ret.), and the list goes on and on. 

Tomorrow it will top 500.


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