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Romney Drops Out of Race

Headline: Romney Officially Quits Race

In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Romney exited the presidential race, saying "today we are at war." He went on to say, in his fieriest speech to date, that his staying in the race would "forestall a national campaign" and make it easier for Clinton or Obama to win. He said, "it's never been about me. I entered this race because I love America. So I have to stand aside for my party, and my country . . . We cannot allow the next president of the United States to retreat in the face of evil extremism."

He also said, "America is unique in the sacrifice they've made for liberty . . . the best ally peace has ever known, and will ever know, is a strong America."

Does this move surprise you? Dropping out, Romney is set to keep the delegates he's won so far — he has won 11 states so far compared to John McCain's 13 wins. Is this move Romney trying to free himself from the race so he can be a Vice Presidential contender? What's going to happen now?


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Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
:rotfl: the heebiejeebies.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I thought this post was about Mitt?
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Oh, come on Jill. lol
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Hillary has been lying about Obama AGAIN!
redegg redegg 9 years
cine_, I agree totally. Huckabee would be a bad move, IMO. I would easily vote Hillary over Obama if I voted Democrat.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I am dying to know who McCaine is going to choose for his VP. It is really going to make a difference.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I saw this coming. I'm not surprised at all.
ktseyf ktseyf 9 years
Wow.. I found this out from a friend right as he was giving his speech at CPAC. I have always loved Mitt Romney and spent over 20 hours working for him. I can't believe just how many people here like Mitt; I was shocked! And like many of you, I will never, ever vote Hillary. If it comes down to McCain/Obama, I'll need to be doing more research on the two comparatively. I've never really liked McCain, nor Obama for that matter, so it'll be interesting. I'm just waiting to see who McCain slots for his VP. Mitt's speech at CPAC was amazing, as were his final words as a candidate for President. I'm just surprised he didn't stay in longer. *Always a MittHead* =)
nicachica nicachica 9 years
and by "persecution" i mean "allowing me to have multiple wives" yeah. for real. look it up peeps.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
ps - and yes, i'm soooo happy Mr. "kick those illegals out (even though my grandfather escaped persecution in mexico for generations)" is OUT OF THE RACE!!!! mwah hah ha!!!
nicachica nicachica 9 years
"if its obama vs mccain, i am going obama. if its hillary vs mccain i am going mccain." thanks Caterpillar, you couldn't have said it better. i really hope that the DNC listens to this and makes Hillary drop out! i want Obama to win soooo bad and while i would be fine with Hillary as president, i think your equation shows what so many dems think: that if Hillary is the nominee, then more votes will go to McCain. unfortunately she's too divisive and i think we need someone who can bring us together, not drive us further apart. Obama for president!!! :)
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Mitt Quitt.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Obama also recognises that we need to focus on Afganistan and Pakistan in order to thwart Al Queda. He said this several times during the debates. (I am just passing on what I know. I respect all of your opinions, and am not trying to say you are wrong, just adding my 2 cents! ;) )
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"Obama is slightly further to the left in my view than even Hillary." I don't agree with this. I think garnishing wages and automatic enrollment for healthcare is about as left as you can get. I am a democrat, but even I think that is government being too invasive! Obama can resolve our healthcare issues with out having to resort to bigger government. His plan would save American families $2500 per year, as opposed to Hillary's invasive plan which only saves $2200.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I would never ever vote hillary, ever. ...did i say ever? yea, ever. that "woman" is horrible
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Piper, I think that the issue of "terrorism" can't really be answered with simplicity. There are different facets to it, and I don't trust politicians when they have blanket statements that are catchy, but fail to address the realities of our situation. Obama's stance on Iraq is the most intellegent, IMO. He repeatedly stresses the need to engage both the Iraqi government, and the leaders of surrounding countries. I think it is so important to recognize that what is happening in Iraq is heavily influenced by the interests of the surrounding region. There will not be progress until those interests are engaged. As for the nuclear aspect of terrorism, he has already traveled the world to work on nuclear proliferation. (website:) The gravest danger to the American people is the threat of a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon and the spread of nuclear weapons to dangerous regimes. Obama has taken bipartisan action to secure nuclear weapons and materials: He joined Senator Dick Lugar in passing a law to help the United States and our allies detect and stop the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction throughout the world. He joined Senator Chuck Hagel to introduce a bill that seeks to prevent nuclear terrorism, reduce global nuclear arsenals, and stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
emalove emalove 9 years
I couldn't help but smile when I found out earlier this afternoon :) Can't stand him.
piper23 piper23 9 years
And it should be his FIRST THOUGHT!
piper23 piper23 9 years
I thought that way too until I started listening out for Obama's take on terrorism. Can't seem to define his stance on the subject and that worries me. Seems like its an afterthought.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
if its obama vs mccain, i am going obama. if its hillary vs mccain i am going mccain.
redegg redegg 9 years
Yes. :grumble:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Redegg, He actually made a pretty good speach today. McCaine that is.
redegg redegg 9 years
Obama is slightly further to the left in my view than even Hillary. Even though she has socialist views. McCain has 9 months to convince me to vote for him. We'll take it a day at a time. But a McCain/Huckabee ticket would be doubly hard to swallow.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Well said Piper! I, like Mellowman was a Fred Head, and was torn who to vote for after he left. But I will be damned if I am going to vote for Hilary because McCaine is not my favorite. She is so far left, that she will bankrupt our country if she gets what she wants. She is a socialist, people can fight me all they want on it, but she is. I just listened to her speach the other day, and again brought up sharing prosperity. McCaine will be in for 4 years. That's it. If we elect Hilary it is very likely she will be in for 8 YEARS!!!! Do you really want her in for 8 YEARS??? The very thought of it sends shivers up my spine. She wants to take away your liberty and pursuit of happiness through shared wealth. Please really think before you vote for her if you are a Republican or a Conservative or both.
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