Thursday, February 7, 2008

Romney's run

Following Mitt Romney's withdrawal from the race for the nomination, Hugh Hewitt sums it up in this article.

"Romney's decision to "stand aside," and especially the reasons he gave just now in his CPAC speech underscore the qualities I found so compelling in him, and confirm for me my decision to support him made many months ago. Had the conservative movement more quickly recognized these qualities, the coming together around Romney that has occurred in the last few weeks would have assured him the nomination and, I think, the White House. But it didn't, and now the task is to assure that Senator McCain succeeds President Bush for the very reasons Mitt Romney outlined today.

The campaign ahead is first and foremost about victory in the war. As Romney argued today, Senators Clinton and Obama are committed to retreat, and Senator McCain to victory in that war. That's all the reason any conservative should need to fully support Senator McCain now that his nomination is assured."

6 comments:

Philip said...

Bill Bennett said as much in his piece this morning. Romney has acted with dignity and integrity, particularly with regard to his comments today. I have to admit that supporting McCain over either Dem based on the future of the war against Islamo-fascism is a tempting, and maybe even a compelling, argument.

mark said...

Huckabee can quit now--he has done his job: giving the nomination to McCain.

Anonymous said...

I. Can't. Stand. McCain.

Dr. Dobson has some interesting points here:

"I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.

"I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has sounded at times more like a member of the other party. McCain actually considered leaving the GOP caucus in 2001, and approached John Kerry about being Kerry’s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publicly that Hillary Clinton would make a good president. Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does NOT make the medicine go down. I cannot, and will not, vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience."



Morgan

Stephen said...

The great Dobson is *finally* getting around to endorsing Huckabee. It would have helped if he had done so a few months ago, but now it's clearly too little too late.

So his whining about McCain doesn't carry much weight.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Dobson should've done that months ago (and personally I don't think his endorsment was very extaordinary), but regardless of what we think of Dobson, are you really willing to overlook the fact that McCain:

a) Does not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage

b) Voted for embryonic stem-cell research

c) Organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings

(And has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language?!)

Are those not the same type of points that just about a month ago you were arguing for in regards to Huckabee?

Never mind the fact that he (McCain) wanted to be John Kerry's running mate!! That alone makes me it obvious to me that he has some thinking problems!

Morgan

Stephen said...

Morgan, I think we'd agree that, whatever problems McCain may have, the country would still be worlds better off in his hands than Hillary's or Obama's. We might as well get warmed up to the idea of voting for him.