He had Gov. Nikki Haley, a recent endorser of the Republican presidential candidate, on hand to greet the crowd. He even had the last Republican candidate there at Charles Towne Landing to offer his endorsement.
But that's not exactly what Sen. John McCain said on Thursday afternoon:
You heard him correctly; McCain said "I am confident, with the leadership and the backing of the American people, President Obama will turn this country around."
A Freudian error of sorts, apparently, but don't forget that these guys don't exactly have a loving relationship. McCain's verbal gaffe might just have been revenge.
In June 2008, before the general election, Romney more or less told media he thought Obama could do a better job than McCain in the White House. "I frankly don't think that Sen. McCain, despite his service and his length of experience, that that's going to be able to stand up to the message that Barack Obama has brought forward."