By Jason Wojciechowski on February 7, 2008 at 9:10 PM
Mitt Romney, on dropping out of the Republican race: "In this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror. This is not an easy decision. I hate to lose." And: "If this were only about me, I'd go on. But it's never been only about me. I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, in this time of war I feel I have to now stand aside for our party and for our country." Really, Mitt Romney? "Aiding a surrender to terror"? That's completely cheap, utterly indefensible, and will, sadly, only endear him to a certain (significant) element of the Republican party.