Mitt Romney dropped out of the presidential campaign Thursday, but you’ll probably still have him to kick around, as he hinted that he might run again. He said he made the difficult decision because he didn’t want to help the Democrats—and, by some illogical extension, the terrorists—win: “And, frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”
Romney spent roughly $50 million of his own fortune on his campaign. Perhaps it wasn’t the best investment for Romney, but Americans can take comfort from the fact that even a Republican can’t simply buy his party’s nomination.
Los Angeles Times:
Republican Mitt Romney ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination today, saying that a Democratic victory in November could threaten U.S. security.
“If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I’d forestall the launch of a national campaign and, frankly, I’d be making it possible for Sens. [Hillary] Clinton or [Barack] Obama to win,” he said in an appearance before CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference that is a touchstone for the party faithful.
“And, frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”