Romney Says Goodbye at CPAC

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John McCain will address a traditionally hostile crowd of conservatives today at the Conservative Political Action Committee in hopes of building support from the base of his party. But in the meantime, Mitt Romney has stolen the moment by dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. After a series of applause lines the CPAC audience wanted to hear, he explained, "I entered this race because I love America. And because I love America, in this time of war, I feel I now have to stand aside for our party and for our country." Romney's "suspended" campaign leaves Mike Huckabee as McCain's only remaining obstacle, whether conservatives like it or not. We hear what Romney said, consider the consequences and look at McCain's failure to vote yes or no on economic stimulus.

Credits

Guests:
Michael Scherer - Time Magazine - @michaelscherer, John Hawkins - RightWingNews.com - @johnhawkinsrwn, Charlie Mahtesian - Politico - @PoliticoCharlie, Frank Phillips - State House Bureau Chief, Boston Globe

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner