Romney bows out, McCain likely GOP nominee.

Looks like Mitt Romney has thrown in the towel:

[…] “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 told 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,” Romney said.

Huckabee has said he’ll keep pushing on with his campaign as is Ron Paul, but it appears that McCain has all but wrapped up the nomination for his party. I’ve said before that there was a time when I would’ve voted for McCain, but the way he sold out to the religious right, when he once was their strongest Republican critic, in order to get where he is combined with the fact that he seems intent on continuing with the idiotic policies of the current Bush Administration pretty much makes my voting Democrat in this election a foregone conclusion.

Of the two people still left fighting it out for the Democratic nomination I think I’d much prefer to have Obama win the day, but I could probably live with Clinton despite not being happy with all of her positions and plans. I think of the various Republican hopefuls that McCain presents the best chance against the Democrats this time around due to his appeal among independent voters so this is probably a good thing if the Republicans want to hold onto the White House. Enough folks are sick of the Bush Administration, though, that the fact that he’s basically Bush’s third term may be enough to keep him from winning in the election. I suppose we’ll see come November.

15 thoughts on “Romney bows out, McCain likely GOP nominee.

  1. That’s an interesting image, the potential first ladies sitting around touching each other I mean.

  2. I was kind of thinking the same thing, Webs.  I’m still trying to decide whether the GOP is helping or hurting itself by not trying to make it look like a contest at least.  On one hand, we miss the spectacle of the dogpack on the right eating its wounded.  But on the other hand, the neck-and-neck contest between Clinton and Obama keeps people’s interest elsewhere.

    On the bright side (for the not-Republicans), you can almost bet on a McCain meltdown.  He has seven months to do and/or say something so patently ridiculous that his senility can’t be politely ignored.  His handlers don’t seem to have him on a short leash as they did for Reagan.

    Let the “Straight Talk Express” dodge Keating 5, the marriage-wrecking affairs, etc.  Granted, he’s ideologically “pure” enough for many Dominionists by being consistently anti-choice (extra points for hypocrisy there!) and agitating for killing even more brown people in the Middle East.  But I like to think that a good slice of the fatheads who handed the Bush Regime another four years of jack-booted incompetence won’t consider bombing Iran the logical conclusion of invading Iraq.

    Or maybe I’m just too optimistic.

  3. Very interesting cg… I too am waiting to see how this all plays out. I was originally thinking it would be nice if the dems had only one candidate at the moment, so they could spend less fighting each other and spend more fighting the dark side. But you give me hope in that maybe McCain will have a senior moment and the dems can jump.

  4. I hope to Darwin you’re not being too optimistic, cubiclegrrl.  Unfortunately, the Democrats’ tried-and-true talent at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is legendary…

  5. Its people’s choice and we have to respect it.

    We do?  Nuh-Uh!  The People’s Choice the last two times* was a murderous incompetent smirking frat-boy whose regard for the US constitution is on a par with paper that comes in soft rolls.  The “people” are quite capable of choosing disaster and there’s no reason we shouldn’t point out the waterfall downstream from our raft when it’s necessary.

    *(Well, give or take the Diebold Margin and a helpful Supreme Court, eh?)

  6. What are Obama’s policies. Yes I know he intends to enact the Soviet States of America, hand targetting data to Al-Qaida, and force White people to personally provide health care for the whole of the Latin-American world (I may have read too may posts on the TMP Current Affairs board).

    As I understand it he hasn’t got any actual policies apart from peace and light for all.

  7. You have a nice blog yourself, rawdawgbuffalo.  And Hussar- you made me laugh out loud.  White people forced to provide health care for Latin-America!  Woot!

  8. I’ve said before that there was a time when I would’ve voted for McCain, but the way he sold out to the religious right, when he once was their strongest Republican critic, in order to get where he is combined with the fact that he seems intent on continuing with the idiotic policies of the current Bush Administration pretty much makes my voting Democrat in this election a foregone conclusion

    I feel much the same way (don’t think he’ll push Bush’s “tax cuts”/deficit spending with the same fervor though), though better McCain than effin Huckabee or Romney.

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