By now many of us have heard the news that Gov. Romney has decided to suspend his Presidential campaign. His decision was met with sadness by this voter and supporter, however as I listened to his speech at this tear’s CPAC convention my belief that he was the best candidate to represent our party was reaffirmed. Though I would have liked for him to continue his campaign all the way to the national convention, I respect his reasoning for suspending his campaign and his decision. Gov. Romney’s decision to place what he believed was the need of the party and its members above his personal desire, in my opinion, is in stark contrast of Gov. Huckabee (and of course the now notorious events of the West Virginia Republican Convention).
Senator McCain now appears posed to capture the nomination as the Republican candidate. Unfortunately at this point I cannot say that I am enthused or overjoyed by this turn of events. This will be my second Presidential election since gaining my citizenship in 2001, and I’m not quite sure how I will mark my General Election ballot. I think that there are many who are wrestling with the same dilemma as I am.
In closing, after listening to Gov. Romney’s speech and his reasons for suspending his Presidential bid I can only say I am proud that he had been the candidate that I chose to support.