Fresh off the wires…Mitt Romney has abandoned his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Romney made the announcement in Washington today, saying that he was withdrawing because America was at war in Iraq and he would rather support McCain as nominee than make it easier for the Democratic nominee to win.
“In this time of war I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror,” Romney said. “Because I love America, in this time of war I feel I have to now stand aside for our party and for our country.”
For a laugh, here is a video of the Daily Show’s response to Mitt Romney’s accusation that electing a Democrat as president is equivalent to supporting ‘terrorists’.
It would have been very difficult for Romney to overtake McCain’s current lead. By dropping out now, Romney appears more as a party unifier rather than a poor sport who will fight till the bitter end.
The move has effectively sealed the Republican nomination for John McCain.