ELECTION ’08: Mitt Romney out

Whoa nelly…ThinkProgress is also reporting that Mitt Romney may drop his bid from the presidential race AND that Karl Rove confirmed it to Fox:

GOP sources are saying that Mitt Romney will suspend his presidential bid. He is expected to make the withdrawal announcement today at CPAC.

As the first comment at ThinkProgress says:

o Mittens is going to cut-and-run, huh? Comment by ralph the wonder llama — February 7, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

Ha!

Go to CNN.com to watch the live streaming of this now.  Video is now up at Crooks and Liars.

UPDATE: No more Mittens! Now the race is down to Gomer, Elmer Fudd and Mr. Uncut Penis. How much do you want to bet that Bloomberg will toss his hat in the ring within the next week?

Romney added, “If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.”(MSNBC)

and

WASHINGTON – 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 told 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 told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Yahoo!)

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