Barbour: Obama will unite GOP behind nominee

(CBS News) Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said Sunday that Republicans wouldn’t have any problem rallying behind a GOP presidential candidate, regardless of whether or not that candidate’s positions lined up with every faction of the Republican Party, because anti-Obama sentiment was “the greatest uniter of Republicans and conservatives.”
Barbour, speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” called Mr. Obama “the greatest uniter of Republicans and conservatives, and increasingly large numbers of independents.”

He argued that whether the GOP candidate ended up being Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Chris Christie or anyone else, “this election is a referendum on President Obama’s record, on his policies and the results of those policies – that will unite Republicans and independents behind our candidate.”

CBS News
10/2/11