Looks like Mitt Romney has thrown in the towel:
[…] “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,” Romney told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
[…] “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,” Romney said.
Huckabee has said he’ll keep pushing on with his campaign as is Ron Paul, but it appears that McCain has all but wrapped up the nomination for his party. I’ve said before that there was a time when I would’ve voted for McCain, but the way he sold out to the religious right, when he once was their strongest Republican critic, in order to get where he is combined with the fact that he seems intent on continuing with the idiotic policies of the current Bush Administration pretty much makes my voting Democrat in this election a foregone conclusion.
Of the two people still left fighting it out for the Democratic nomination I think I’d much prefer to have Obama win the day, but I could probably live with Clinton despite not being happy with all of her positions and plans. I think of the various Republican hopefuls that McCain presents the best chance against the Democrats this time around due to his appeal among independent voters so this is probably a good thing if the Republicans want to hold onto the White House. Enough folks are sick of the Bush Administration, though, that the fact that he’s basically Bush’s third term may be enough to keep him from winning in the election. I suppose we’ll see come November.