Romney OUT. I wonder if George Steinbrenner will give him a consolatory phone call.
CNN reports that Mitt Romney has officially ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney is quoted as saying that if he were to continue his campaign he would be forestalling “the launch of a national campaign and be making it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win.” He went on to say that “In this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.” What would have made it easiest for the Democrat candidate to win is if Romney had received the Republican nomination. As Lois Griffin once said “This will be easier than running unopposed.”
Romney was the preferred opponent of Democrat front runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as both saw him as the smallest threat of the remaining contenders. One reason they viewed him as a weak opponent was his numerous changings of position on hot-button issues like abortion, stem cell research, and gay union.
CNN reports that with Romney out, Senator John McCain is locked in as the front-runner in the GOP race.
Romney, the Massachussetts candidate and top Republican campaign spender, could aptly be described as the New York Yankees of the 2008 Presidential Election. He put in the biggest bucks, pushed real hard, but couldn’t bring home the prize. Somebody send McCain a Red Sox jersey ’cause it looks like he’s heading to the Fall Classic. This will be the first time that I cheer for a National League team.
Hat Tip: The Democratic Party Blog