Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has just suspended his bid for the Republican nomination for president.
“I feel I have to now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney said to a room full of supporters at the tail end of an emotional speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“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 it has never been only about me. I entered this race because I love America,” said Romney.
Romney’s concession makes John McCain the clear front runner in the GOP race. McCain will speak at CPAC today at 3pm.
HUMAN EVENTS will report more details of McCain’s speech and Romney’s withdraw as they unfold.