Romney’s speech — it’ll be historical

Regardless of your opinion of Mitt Romney’s politics, his speech in bowing out of the 2008 presidential race is outstanding. All of America needs to sit up and pay attention. The following is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s address to the Conservative Political Action Committee, Feb. 7, 2008: “I want to begin by saying thank you. It’s great to be with you again. And I look forward to joining with you many more times in the future. Last year, CPAC gave me the sendoff I needed. I was in single digits in the polls and I was facing household Republican names. As of today, more than 4 million people have given me their vote for president, less than Senator McCain’s 4.7 million, but quite a statement nonetheless. 11 states have given me their nod, compared to his 13. Of course, because size does matter, he’s doing quite a bit better with his number of delegates. To all of you, thank you for caring enough about the future of America to show up, stand up and speak up for conservative principles. As I said to you last year, conservative principles are needed now more than ever. We face a new generation of challenges, challenges which threaten our prosperity, our security and our future. I am convinced that unless America changes course, we will become the France of the 21st century—still...

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