Mitt Romney announced the suspension of his bid for the presidential
nomination today at the CPAC Conference. This move virtually hands over
the nomination to John McCain, who swept many of the Super Tuesday primary
states earlier this week.
In his statement, Romney said,
“In this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror. This is not an easy decision. I hate to lose. If this were only about me, I’d go on. But it’s never been only about me. I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, in this time of war I feel I have to
now stand aside for our party and for our country.”
Romney secured just 175 delegates on Tuesday, a disappointing showing for the former Governor of Massachusetts who poured millions of his own dollars into the campaign. Each state GOP is allowed to determination how they will reallocate his delegates.