Santorum Drops Out, Romney Takes Nomination

Today is a beautiful day, my friends. Rick Santorum has officially suspended his campaign, paving the way for a Romney acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. For months, he’s been treading water. Now, the ex-Senator has finally acknowledged that this nomination is not his for the taking. In my opinion, this is the best possible outcome for the Party. We avoid the disastrous consequences that a contested convention would have brought and Romney no longer needs to focus on beating up his Republican counterparts. Instead, he can focus solely on the President and his failing policies.

For weeks, I’ve been saying that it’s time for Santorum drop out. He’s behind by 400 delegates and more than 1 million popular votes. There was no way that he could have come back and seized the nomination. I applaud Santorum for making the right decision in this situation. For the good of Republicans and conservatives everywhere, he decided to put aside his Presidential ambitions and focus on what’s truly important: beating Obama in November. In the end, that’s what we all want, is it not? A President who won’t waste trillions of dollars on failed stimulus projects? A President who’s not going to force me to pay for other people’s healthcare? A President who’s not going to punish businesses for posting bigger profits? That’s what Republicans across America want. And despite what Santorum’s campaign alleged, a President Romney would meet all of those criteria.

So, what next? First of all, Rick Santorum needs to immediately endorse Mitt Romney. Anything less would result in disarray and confusion heading into November. A Santorum endorsement would shore up the conservative vote for Romney and give him the momentum he needs to turn this election back towards the GOP. Secondly, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul must drop out of the race. Now that Santorum has left, there is no point for either of these two to keep fighting. They’ve lost. In fact, they both lost several months ago. Finally, and most importantly, all Republican voters need to get behind a Romney candidacy. Unity is the only way to defeat the President. Without unity, we will lose. Hopefully, with Santorum’s defeat, and a subsequent re-unification of the Republican base, Mitt Romney can take the White House in November. It won’t be easy, but today is another vital step towards achieving the improbable.

 

 

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