Feb 7, 2008


Mitt Romney suspended his campaign at CPAC today. He accurately said that if he were to hold out until convention (his last chance at getting the nomination) he would be making it more probable that Hillary or Obama would ultimately win in November. This would mean the troops would be pulled out and our nation would be put in even more danger. He said “Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.” he later said “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.” This kind of selfless act is exactly why I wish he would be our next president. He was willing to put his own desires in 2nd place to what's best for the nation as a whole.

Now for a stark contrast you can look at the spoiler Huckabee. Time magazine writer Mark Halperin wrote “One of the biggest barriers to Mitt Romney becoming the nominee was Mike Huckabee, I don’t think Huckabee stands much of a chance to overtake McCain either, but he certainly stood in Mitt Romney’s way.” If Huckabee truly believed in the conservative positions he claimed to have he would have left the race when it was obvious he couldn't win. But by staying in the race Huckabee dramatically split the conservative vote and completely enabled McCain to win. What happened in West Virginia clearly shows this back-room dealing and collusion with John McCain which can be expected from such career politicians. No doubt Huckabee will receive the Vice-Presidential nod or some other cabinet position.

Our president should be one who leads selflessly as Romney has done. Even if he can't be our president he'll remain an example to me.


  1. Perfectly said. I guess the naysayers were right when they said the nation wasn't ready for a mormon president. Someone to come in and make the changes necessary to right the increasingly crooked government in Washington, certainly isn't something our nation or career politicians are willing to give way to. Here's to four great years!

  2. I'm pulling for Obama now personally. But Romney was a great example of grace under pressure.

  3. Obama? sure why not. Things worked for Stalin, why not now. I'm especially turned on by his non-existent experience.
    Is a blank slate really the best they can offer? Somebody who has had at least very little scandal? The guy unanimously determined "most liberal" senator?

    But what are we left with... oh dear. Time to bury your gold in the backyard.

  4. Maybe material science isn't your true calling in life, but talk radio! You resound a lot like Shawn Hannity, true blue conservative. I was bummed out to see Romney leave the race, perhaps McCain will ask him to be the VP candidate, you just never know. McCain needs a guy like Romney, someone to pick up the conservative vote of the GOP, and plus, he is the savvy economist that McCain desperately needs.