I thought Romney’s exit statement was quite powerful and, might I add, classy>
“I disagree with Senator McCain on a number of issues, as you know. But I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden, and on eliminating Al Qaeda and terror. 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.
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.”
So, let’s us libertarians and conservatives put the recent past behind us and unite in defeating the most socialist pair of candidates the Democrats have ever fielded. We just don’t need any suicide voters and non-voters like Ann Coulter – who I think is just begging for a gag ball.
February 7, 2008, 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm
dear beef, i quite agree. although i did not hear romney’s speech, what you posted here was classy. we must not capitulate to the left by voting against mccain, if (and tis pretty likely) he is the candidate. to say that one would vote for hillary or obama against mccain is absolute madness. a madness i cannot comprehend. and i am familiar with madness.
February 7, 2008, 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm
#1 Missredi, the people saying that they’d rather vote for a Democrat than for McCain have a good nine months to think over their ultimate decision. I wouldn’t tell people how to vote, but I’m hopeful that they will use that time to carefully consider the implications of carrying out their threats.
February 7, 2008, 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm
spot, you are quite right. let’s hope 9 months will give birth to rational thinking
February 7, 2008, 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm
Nice concession speech by Romney. I hope some other people take that tack in the voting.
February 8, 2008, 1:02 am at 1:02 am
Romney’s speech was pure class, and I didn’t mind many of his thoughts for the US, but I don’t live there so I can’t be completely sure as to how his ideas would have panned out.
I think those who are threatening not to vote because they don’t like the candidate forfeit the right to be able to continue their careers after the election, if their careers involve political commentary.