For those living without an internet connection for the past three hours: Mitt Romney has suspended his campaign. He hopes that this will enable the Republican party to gear up for the race against the Democrats:
“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. I hate to lose,” the former Massachusetts governor said.
“If this were only about me, I’d go on. But it’s never been only about me. I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, in this time of war I feel I have to now stand aside for our party and for our country.”
What a great guy. This all took place at this weekend’s CPAC conference. The crowd booed Romney’s mention of McCain. (This might have something to do with the fact that McCain shunned CPAC last year.)
Hello, McCain! Your base hates you. They are all hoping for a kangaroo ticket (back end stronger than the front end). They wake up every morning and think, “Maybe John McCain will have a disabling heart attack on 21 January 2009.” Our biggest fear is that you’ll win in 2008 and then fail to step aside for your party and try to run again in 2012. The pro-lifers don’t like you; the fiscal conservatives don’t like you; the people who believe in the Constitution don’t like you. Any conservative group left that this blogger missed?
Update: “Ahead of his big Thursday speech, McCain sent a letter to the Federalist Society, an influential conservative group. In it he promises to nominate ‘judges who understand that their role is to faithfully apply the law as written, not impose their opinions through judicial fiat.'”