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Mitt the Flipper Splits


Good riddance!

In true Flipper Fashion he assured his supporters at the end of the night last Tuesday that they were going to take the campaign all the way to the convention! Yee Haw!

What are the odds that he'll flip on this and decide to campaign again? Not that anyone would care...

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. "I must now stand aside, for our party and our country," Romney prepared to tell conservatives.

"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 will say at 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, and because I love America."

So will it be a McCain/Guiliani ticket or a McCain/Huckabee ticket?

And doesn't this stand to increase the odds of a third party bid? Romney was, in my estimation, the last Republican candidate who had a chance to beat either Clinton or Obama. With Romney out of the race, Michael Bloomberg should start charging in...

Update: So far.. he hasn't changed his mind.

Get this clown off the stage, he's lied enough to the American people. Go Home, Mitt, you've failed.

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Comments (4)

Steve Crickmore[TypeKey Profile Page]:

And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," . And he was the moderate one.

Lee Ward:

He's so noble...


The exit of Romney is a blessing in disguise for Republicans because pinning hopes on a pro-abortion Mormon hedge fund operator was always a grand delusion based on sticking up for the Chimp against McCain.

McCain/x can beat Hillary/x.
Hillary needs Obama on the ticket.

The most likely scenario, though, is:
Obama/x beats McCain/x.

All the buzz is for Obama.
He can attract novelty crossover votes,
Hillary attracts bupkis.

The GOP whiners will come around to McCain because their imaginary arch-enemy is Hillary and a win for Billary is taken as a personal effront and a historic jap slap to their alter ego, the Chimp.

As for the super delegates, like punished* FL and MI, they'll go with the likely winner, which will be seen as Obama, even if the results are not so clear. Due to handicap, a'la golf.

Hillary is too risky. One steamer trunk too much for the flight across in a Cessna!

*The DNC seems predisposed to Obama, and it write the rules.

Lee Ward:

regarding head-to-head match-ups... How many months ago were the polls telling us Giuliani could beat Clinton and Obama in the November election? 3 months ago or so?

Were those polls relevant? No, this far away from the election they are totally irrelevant.

Among other factors, these polls don't gauge or factor in voter turnout.

If enough conservatives stay home on election day because they can't stomach voting for McCain, and enough Democrats turn out on election day to flush the toilet on the republicans, it's possible to argue that OJ Simpson could beat McCain.

I think the Superdelegates will go with whoever holds the majority of the delegates, and not cut against the electorate. There are those who disagree with that, however, and think the superdelegates - who tend to skew towards the party establishment - will chose Clinton over Obama because Obama, although popular, is weak on the issues and just big on rhetoric and motivating oratory.


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