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Marco Rubio joins Jeb Bush in endorsing Romney does anyone care?

Last night on Fox's Sean Hannity, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. 

Rubio's bold pronouncement was this - "I endorse Mitt Romney because he is going to be the Republican nominee."

Wow. Bold. Tough. Decisive. 

Now, Crowley Political Report is certain that the Romney camp is delighted to have Rubio's endorsement. Rubio is the hero of the Tea Party and beloved by the Sean Hannity crowd.

But you can bet your first-born that the Romney folks would have loved to have had the endorsement during the Florida primary. Or any other competitive primary after that. Apparently now that Rubio believes the Romney ship is sailing into Tampa with the nomination locked up, it is time for the big endorsement.

Frankly, Jeb Bush's recent Romney endorsement also falls into the better-late-than-never category. The endorsements may help Romney make the case that reasonable Republican leaders are falling in line so Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich should drop out, but frankly neither endorsement is going to have much of an impact on voters. Endorsements rarely do.

At this point,  these endorsements are aimed less at voters than the folks who write the big checks. If they can be convinced that they are wasting money sending it to Santorum and Gingrich, those campaigns will crash form the lack of cash.

So what reaction should you have about the Rubio and Bush endorsements?

A yawn will do.

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