Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Santorum Out, Mitt Romney...Last Man Standing, Almost


You just have to love the Republicans and the absolute disfunction they operate under and the disdain the candidates have for each other.
Rick Santorum at Exit Speech
Rick Santorum decided to suspend his campaign today culminating with a 14 minute speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ironically...or maybe not so ironically, Santorum did not endorse Mitt Romney.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued this statement on Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign:
"Today, Senator Santorum has made a commendable decision. He has decided to put his country, party, and desire to defeat President Obama ahead of any personal ambition. I applaud his decision and congratulate him on the campaign he has run."
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney's campaign issued their own statement on Santorum's decision:
"Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity."
In a classic narcissistic fashion, Newt Gingrich says, "I think it makes it clearer that there's a conservative, named Newt Gingrich, and there's Mitt Romney, I have a great, great respect for how hard Rick worked, he was the personification of courage."