Mitt Romney spoke before the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington today, and announced he will suspend his campaign. Romney told the CPAC crowd, “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.” “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, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country,” Romney said. Super Tuesday gave McCain nearly two thirds of the delegate needed to win. 703 of the 1,191 needed. Romney has only 293 delegates, and would need to win out almost every state to win. With Romney stepping aside McCain wins by default, and the Republicans go to their convention somewhat unified. With their opponent being Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, or most likely both, the Republicans will forgive McCain of his liberal ways. McCain will likely ask Romney to join him as V.P. to help him where he is weakest. Being a conservative.
Here is video of Romney announcing he will suspend his campaign at CPAC;