Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will suspend his Republican presidential campaign.
Romney is expected to make the announcement today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a yearly gathering of conservatives in Washington, D.C.
“If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or (Barack) Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror,” Romney planned to say in a speech to the conference, according to the Associated Press.
“This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters … many of you right here in this room … have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming president. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country,” Romney planned to say, reports the AP.
Despite pouring millions of his own fortune into his campaign, The former governor won only a handful of Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses this week.