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Mitt Romney Leaves Race For Party, Country

From a victorious Associated Press:

McCain Seals GOP Nod As Romney Suspends

February 7, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. ”I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney prepared to tell conservatives.

”If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror,” Romney will say at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

”This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters… many of you right here in this room… have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America.” …

And with him goes the conservative movement in the United States, such as it is, at least on the national level.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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