Mitt Romney got the endorsement of Donald Trump. So? Well, Newt was hoping for it. Imagine, the endorsement of Donald Trump meaning anything. Repulsive. Has Donald Trump ever read a book? In the USA it doesn't matter. If you have money, you are miraculously intelligent, erudite, insightful, etc.
Donald Trump has used carnival and sideshow methods to garner media attention. And the media falls for it. It is a great deal like right-wing radio. The right-wing, screaming liars on right-wing radio get credit for simply having good audience numbers. If you are crazy enough, you can get a large audience. As I have stated here before, I can tell you how to get immense audience numbers. Promote an upcoming program that has a starlet having sex with a non-human. Audience numbers will go throught the roof. Or announce that a famous young starlet is going to deliver her baby on a TV program. Zoom! Getting a large audience is easy, if you have no conscience, taste, or discretion. It happens all the time. Howard Stern is not much different than Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity in getting a large audience.
Making money in America has never proven anything about intellect or insight. Al Capone's riches were acquired with about the same amount of honesty and discretion as the Wall Street greed-mongers of recent years. Robin Hood robbed the rich and gave to the poor. In America we have it the other way around; the rich taking from the poor. It is called capitalism's way of doing business in America. Take from the poor, there are so many of them [and more and more all the time].
If today's corporate and political leaders were writing the U.S. Constitution, it would have a very-very different wording and intent. The credo in America today is strongly tilted toward the rich right...correction: the unscrupulous rich right.