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In the end, Mitt Romney didn't drop out of the presidential race because he trails John McCain by more than 400 delegates. It wasn't because he had already wasted nearly $40 million of his own money. It wasn't even because he no longer wanted his children in harm's way. No, in the end he dropped out because he loves America:
I must now stand aside, for our party and our country. 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.
Speaking of surrender, Mitt...
Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Feb 07, 2008 at 12:49 PM PST.