Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by PosterChild, Feb 7, 2008.
Happy Happy Joy Joy.
Something about that guy that just bothers me.
I would say that even if he drains his entire bank account he still may not win the nomination so I imagine he is just going to cut his losses and move on.
McCain Seals GOP Nod As Romney Suspends
Feb 7 12:34 PM US/Eastern
By LIZ SIDOTI
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign.
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney will say at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
"This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters... many of you right here in this room... have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country," Romney said.
McCain prevailed in most of the Super Tuesday states, moving closer to the numbers needed to officially win the nomination.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
WASHINGTON (AP)—Mitt Romney will suspend his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination, The Associated Press has learned, effectively ceding the nomination to John McCain.
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or (Barack) Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney planned to say in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference.
"This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters ... many of you right here in this room ... have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming president. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."
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Not surprising since the numbers of delegates are not adding up for him to win the nomination
The NY Times is your source?
CNN as well
I probably would have voted for Romney had he got the nomination...
Time to start researching third party candidates...
I can now reveal that my double secret source is none other than....Time:
Plans to say at CPAC speech: ”If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or (Barack) Obama would win….”
As Mary Matalin was saying last night on Glen Beck, he ran a poor campaign from the get-go. He should have made the economy (stupid) the focus of his campaign. But he stumbled around early on, defending his record, and conservative credentials.
I am Glad he dropped out even more now.
If you go 3rd party vote Nadar. :laugh2:
I can now be considered the anti-voter...
(CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will suspend his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, GOP sources tell CNN.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is suspending his campaign Thursday, sources say.
Romney had won 270 delegates in through the Super Tuesday contests, compared with front-runner John McCain's 680.
Romney had no public events Wednesday and instead met with aides to discuss strategy to stay in the race through March 4.
"It is tough to saddle up this a.m.," one Romney adviser told CNN the morning after his disappointing Super Tuesday finish.
Although he outspent his rivals, Romney received just 175 delegates on Super Tuesday, compared with at least 504 for McCain and 141 for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, according to CNN estimates.
Romney came in first in Massachusetts, Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado and Utah on Super Tuesday. In the early voting contests, he won Nevada, Maine, Michigan and Wyoming.
After his win in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee became Romney's chief rival for the party's conservative vote.
Huckabee on Tuesday won Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and West Virginia.
"Primaries are a killing field," said CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider. "They take losing candidates and get their bodies off the field."
Suspending a campaign has a different meaning depending on the party.
On the Republican side, decisions on how to allocate delegates is left to the state parties.
On the Democratic side, a candidate who "suspends" is technically still a candidate, so he or she keeps both district and statewide delegates won through primaries and caucuses. Superdelegates are always free to support any candidate at any time, whether the candidate drops out, suspends or stays in.
National party rules say that a candidate who "drops out" keeps any district-level delegates he or she has won so far but loses any statewide delegates he or she has won.
Romney is expected to announce his decision Thursday afternoon at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, three Republican sources told CNN.
The 60-year-old former investment banker had touted his management credentials throughout the campaign, citing his experience in Massachusetts and his turnaround of the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. But despite pouring millions of his own fortune into the campaign, he struggled after Huckabee upset him in the Iowa caucuses and McCain came from behind to beat him in the New Hampshire primary.
Oops - somehow missed the other thread.
I had a wacky marketing prof in college who was a clone of Nader. Looked like him and had all the same eccentricities. But like many "out there" characters he does have some valid takes. His expose on nursing homes was something not many people were paying attn to, for example.
What about Obama...I am still holding out hope that he beats her.
I don't even want a CHANCE that Hillary could win the presidency...so if she is not the nomination, she can't become president.
Do you somehow believe in the perfect candidate where his or hers views are 100% like your own? I have never seen a candidate like that where I agreed on everything I guess I look 1st at issues I find most important then how much I have in common with a candidates view point.
Romney matched most closely my views-- 22% per the last matching test. My views are dispersed widely across the ideological landscape.