2.07.2008

MITT QUITS


I'm listening to Romney's emotional CPAC speech as I write this, waiting for the big bang at the end... that he's dropping out. We all know it's coming, I've even seen a transcript of the speech on the internet.

Ugh. He just said it. He's going to "stand aside."

I don't blame him one bit. I ran the delegate numbers in my head all day yesterday. The only way for him to win at this point would be be for the candidates to split the delegates enough that no one wins enough for the nomination and it is decided at the Republican Convention. Highly unlikely. I love how he's getting all this great media coverage now that he's dropping out. When is Huckabee going to do the same?

One of the few good things I see coming from this is the opportunity to see some real McCain bashing now. They're all going to turn on him. He's just too easy of a target. It also looks like the writer's strike may be ending soon, so you know SNL will have something great as well.

The other thing to do is to begin praying that Billary doesn't get the Democratic nomination, because with McCain as the nominee, I find a Republican president highly unlikely in 2009.

13 comments:

  1. I'm actually physically sick. How is this country so freaking stupid!

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  2. Big Time Bummer, but like Mitt said the day before Stuper Tuesday, without some Major CA delegates under his belt, he won't get the nod for the nomination. Now its time to register as a libertarian and vote for Barack. Like Dr. Bransen stated on his blog: Carter's 4 years made Reagan electable. Romney is young enough to run again in 2012, and if we have 4 years of Democratic controled legislature and Executive, I predict a quick withdrawl from Iraq, a big cut in military spending (probably a good thing at this point), entitlement handouts to stimulate the economy ($1200) per family (as if that's gonna save the typical overstretched family mortgage) and a slow economic recovery spawning even more uneffective stimulus packages and entitlement handouts (BOOO) What ever happened to live within your means, and work for your living?

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  3. I heard the speech. He needed to give the bulk of it a few weeks ago. He may have already delivered the heavy blows in earlier speeches, but I had never heard any portions of it from any media outlets, prior to today.

    This puts the period on my post-election hangover. If McCain is smart, he'll pick Mitt as a running mate. Huckabee will alienate the secular independents, and without any conservative glimmer of hope, the republicans will loose big nationwide in house in senate races, as the base will not show up to vote. I can't vote for McCain on his own merit, and less so if the ticket is McCain + Huckabee.

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  4. Watching the news and he has suspended his campaign. He has not dropped out, just that he is no longer campaigning. This means he still holds his delegates and is still on the ballot. He can choose later who he endorses. If you are in a state that still is voting, just vote for Romney if that is who you believe in, otherwise vote for Obama if you don't want Hillary to win (if you can still re-register).

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  5. When I saw the announcement online, I wanted to cry. I hope that for everyone's sake if he doesn't get a vp nod, that he chooses to run again in 2012. Our country is going to need a big pick-me-up if Hillary or McCain get elected.

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  6. He is already 60 years old... 8 more years in my opinion will make him too old... (not older than McCain) but I think I will go with Obama now.. but yeah Ashley, good point, people should keep voting for him. I think either way he has made a difference in this country (being Mormon) and in the future it will be a different story when another Mormon decides to run

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  7. woah...way to much obama support here...stomach can't handle it!

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  8. This whole situation STINKS!! I guess I'll just to write in my new candidate - Mickey Mouse.

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  9. Troy and I were up late on Super Tuesday hoping for a miracle that didn't come. We were happy that McCain didn't get Arizona called in his favor right away. That has to say something about the guy when his home state doesn't even give him strong support. We are sad to see Romney go, but hope he will run next time and clean up the messes of whoever ends up in the White House this term. We don't know whom to vote for yet either. Keep us up to date with your political posts.

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  10. I watched his speech as well. It was a really good one.Sad though.. I wonder if McCain will use him as a running mate.

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  11. Kaci- people are presidents for 4 year terms. Also, a VP can run for president (i.e. Al Gore). I'm sure McCain is sticking with Lieberman as V.P. choice... c'mon he hates Romney- which is stupid because he really has no chance at being the next president but if he had romney on the ballet, he might actually get some real votes!

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  12. Aaaargh! I am so mad!!! There is just no way that I'm gonna vote for McCain...

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  13. (Cristin's Mom) Okay, folks, take a breath. You are not voting until November. Get informed about your choices. I suggest you carefully listen to Obama's rhetoric and his views on the issues v.s. Romney's views. He is a great orator, but what is he (really) saying? Jumping from Romney to Obama is like saying "if I can't get Mary Poppins to be my children's nanny, I'm going to drop them off downtown on a street corner; they'll be fine."
    I'm not endorsing McCain. I'm still trying to figure out how ANY of my fellow Arizonians could vote for him! But this is not the time to leap off a cliff either. There are probably 7 reasons not to support the Dems: The war in Iraq and 6 judges. Re-listen to Romney's speech. He is a class act. I'm going to take time to digest all of this, and then look around my state and see who I can support for congress---this is going to be critical to running the country---getting Conservatives into Washington. (remember the whole checks and balances you learned about in U.S. History? It's not just about the Prez) And I'm going to work to get like-minded folks registered to vote!!! Twice as many Democrats have voted so far in their Primary for 3 candidates v.s. Republicans for 6 candidates. That's scary.

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