Just watched Mitt Romney’s speech to CPAC where he announced that he will drop out of the race. Click here for the transcript.
They’re reporting on Fox News that Romney initially decided to continue the race, but as he worked on his CPAC speech, it occurred to him that to fight on would hurt the conservative and Republican cause and more importantly, it would hurt America.
As our father said, “what else would you expect from Romney. He’s the man we thought he was.”
And so he is.
You can question whether or not his current positions are genuine–we don’t, not anymore–but you can’t doubt his love of country.
We’ve laid out very plainly our problems with McCain–primarily here and here. We hope he seizes the opportunity to appeal to conservatives and assure them he will fight for the things that are important to them.
If he continues to appear dismissive or disdainful of the Reagan coalition, in favor of his independent, liberal, and media friends, he will not have a snowballs’ chance of beating Hillary or Barack. His contemptuous and condescending attitude towards conservatives won’t win him many votes.
We will vote for the Republican candidate for President, because as Mitt Romney said in his speech, “we cannot allow the next President of the United States to retreat in the face of evil extremism.”
*UPDATE 12:18pm MST: Romney to try again in 2012.
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