February 7, 2008
Mitt Romney announced on Thursday that he will suspend his campaign for president. He said he is doing so for the sake of his party and his country.
Romney's decision means that John McCain has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination. Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul remain in the race but are way back in the delegate count.
Romney told conservatives gathered in Washington that if he were
to continue his campaign, it would delay the launch of a national
campaign against the Democrats. And he said he can't let himself be
part of what he calls "aiding a surrender to terror."
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor launched his
campaign almost a year ago in his native Michigan. He invested more
than 40 million dollars of his own money in the race, and counted
on early wins in Iowa and New Hampshire that never materialized. On
Super Tuesday, he won just seven states, mostly small caucus
On the democratic side, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton remain close in the delegate count. The party may not have a nominee until the convention this summer.
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