Well, if all you did was look to the conservatives with the highest profile serving in Congress you’d be excused for thinking that Mitt Romney has the Republican nomination sewn up. And now, with the endorsement of Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK), that about finishes up for Team Mitt the biggest conservatives on the Hill.

I’m proud to support Romney because he is a leader. What Romney has done in his 25 years in the private sector is precisely what we need a president to do in Washington. Romney has done hard things. He has turned businesses around, told people hard truths about what needed to be done, inspired confidence and overcome excuses. Romney is not a career politician or a career legislator. As a former governor and business leader, he is an executive who knows how to use executive power.

Coburn terms Romney an outsider, not a Washington insider. He feels Romney is the sort of “leader” that will fix our economic mess.

Me, I find that a tad absurd. Presidents can’t really fix a budget. They can suggest one, but it is the House and the Senate that make the budget then vote on it, not a president. Presidents can make matters worse by their suggestions, of course, that goes without saying, but no matter how great Romney is, only Congress can actually fix the budget. But Coburn is correct to say that Romney can be a “leader” to set us on that path… if only Congress listens.

As mentioned, Coburn is a leading conservative in the Senate and he isn’t the only one to take up Romney’s battle flag. Romney also got the support of Eric Cantor (R, VA), the House Majority Leader and leading conservative in the lower chamber.

On a recent Meet The Press, for instance, Cantor said, “Who is going to be best able to lead this economy back to a growth mode, create jobs so people can feel better about the future? And I just think there’s one candidate in the race who can do that. And that’s Mitt Romney.”

Romney also received the endorsements of Thad McCotter, Jeff Flake, John McCain, and Darrell Isa. In fact, Romney has more congresscritters on his team than any of the other candidates, and by orders of magnitude at that.

The only other major conservative that hasn’t endorsed Romney (yet) is South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint. Thus far he’s resisted endorsing the moderate former Massachusetts Governor, but he has offered several defenses of the man. So, it seems plain that he hasn’t set himself up in opposition to the candidate.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R, OH) has said he will refrain from endorsing anyone in the primary.

Now, to be honest, several of these Congressman made their endorsements early when it seemed that Romney was “inevitable.” Since the early days of the campaign, though, Romney has seemed far less the automatic winner. One wonders how many of these Congressman would still be going with Romney if they had waited until now to choose.

This is not to even mention the many governors, former elected officials, and state officials that Romney scooped up, again a larger number than that of his opponents.

Anyway, the fact is Romney has the largest number of elected officials supporting his primary bid. You tell me what that says about Mitt Romney.