Speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC, Mitt Romney announced he is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor, once considered one of the frontrunners in the contest, made the announcement with his wife at his side and after being introduced as "the conservative's conservative."
Romney says that if he continues with his campaign all the way to the Republican National Convention in September, it would delay the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to win. In his remarks, Romney says it was not an easy decision and that he hates to lose. But he says, "I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."