Dan Quayle--perhaps the leading current example of "forgotten but not gone"--will endorse Mitt Romney today. How many votes will that get Mitt? Quayle's immediate family? Maybe.
Do you think Mitt asked for this endorsement? Or did Quayle proffer it out of (a) good will; (b) a sense of civic duty or (c) a pathetic desire to get back in the limelight one more time?