February 7th, 2008
12:16 PM ET
15 years ago

GOP Sources: Mitt Romney to suspend presidential campaign


Mitt Romney is expected to suspend his campaign Thursday. (Photo Credit: AP) 

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will suspend his Republican presidential campaign after a disappointing showing in this week's "Super Tuesday" primaries and caucuses, GOP sources said Thursday.

Romney is expected to announce his decision Thursday afternoon at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, three Republican sources told CNN.

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- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

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  1. Joy in SC

    Thank you Mitt for giving us hope! Don't worry McCain will get smashed by the Democrats! If McCain did manage to win, he'll have a stroke in the first year and his VP Huckabee will be left to change the Constitution to say "God wants us to..." Thank you again Mitt, I thought for the first time in my life I'd vote Republican. Guess not!

    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Now if all the Romney supporters would just do the sensible thing and back Ron Paul...

    (Hey, I can always hope, can't I...)

    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Jeanna

    Now the real conservative can step forward and reclaim the republican party.

    GO MIKE GO!!!

    that one smooth stone is hard at work!!!!

    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. Jake

    To any Mitt Romney supporters( or any other disinchanted Republican voter) who still want to make your voices heard in this election year. Consider voting for a conservative who will, not only ,lift our country out of its current economic crisis but also bring back America's respectablity throughout the world, vote for Ron Paul.

    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. Todd C.

    good riddance!!

    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  6. Robert

    Too bad. I though he would be a good president.


    February 7, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  7. undecided ohioan

    He is a very polarizing candidate. He scares me! As a human i wish him well.
    As a politician I am glad he didn't do well on Super Tuesday.

    February 7, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Jayson


    By your very words you repeat the same line of BS fed to the American people by the Democratic party. The only mention of religion in the Constitution is in regards to state sponsored religion. Plus you show how clueless you are infering that somehow Romney was bringing religion into politics since he clearly kept his own faith out of his campaign and made no attempt to impose his religious views on anyone.

    Why CNN allows posting by all the bigoted lunatics who hate a person without knowing what they stand for and then doesn't post comments by those who are more rationale in their political views is beyond me. I thought that CNN was about unbiased news coverage and not catering to just one side.

    February 7, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Mike

    That '...another wacko off the train' comment by Nicole is priceless!!! Glad to see Money Romney couldn't buy his way into the White House.

    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    Katy from TX, why do you think Romney was a homophobic racist?
    I didn't hear or see anything to make me think that.

    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. BigTx

    We wish you the best Mitt. I encourage ALL people to take a good honest look at Mike Huckabee verses McCain and chose who can unite and lead this country to a better tomorrow. Go Huckabee! May the constitution be honored!!!

    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  12. Mark


    I WILL write-in Mitt Romney though...even if it means Hillary or Barak win it....
    hey, at least four years of LIBERALISM under a Democrat would be easier to swallow than 4 years of LIBERALISM under McLIBERALCain.

    Mitt : ( This is a sad day...for America...God bless America...we sure need help!

    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  13. tomdavie

    cmon folks

    lets the SPINNING against Mc Cain begin !!!!!


    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. Jill Mitchell

    You can bet your last dollar, Oprah Winfrey is giving money to people to donate to his campaign. She does not possess the intellect to run for office herself, so she is buying her own little puppet to do her bidding. You know, she really does want to run the world.

    February 7, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. james, newport, KY

    Looks like Ron Paul only has two more to beat.
    Huckabee should be leaving the race by early March.
    That will set up a showdown between the two 70+ year olds. McCain, a warhawk, Paul, a dove.

    Peace and Unity 08!!!!!

    February 7, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  16. William, Atlanta

    Hmmmmmm....... Interesting. Forget what he says his reasons are. He's cut a deal. I believe we are now looking at a McCain/Romney ticket. For those of you who think Mike Hucabee is anything other than toast now, you're not facing reality.

    February 7, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. phil texas



    February 7, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  18. Doyle

    Huckabee is the only clear choice! Thinking Americans will cast their vote for Huckabee!

    February 7, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  19. Dwight

    Just take note of the GOP rules, Romney's delegates will be decided by the states. And with only Huckabee to contend against Mccain, who do you think those conserative votes are going? With Louisiana, Kansas and Virgina coming up, guess who will take those. So Super Tuesday was HUCKABOOM 2. I think HUCKABOOM 3 is right around the corner. Visit the Mike Huckabee website and join our team.

    February 7, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. jerrysanchez47

    This is not the last you'll see of Mitt Romney.

    February 7, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  21. Dave

    how people can act like this guy is a creep when compared to the Huckster and McCain is a joke. we deserve the crap we will get from these clowns if they get in office. much like the clown in there now.

    February 7, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. RAM

    Good post Dianne;

    The Americans think they are voting for American Idol, they have no idea about issues and values, Just like sheep headed to the slaughter house one by one.

    Wake Up America!
    For all that did not vote for MIT Romney...the way you made your bed be prepared to sleep in it. The TAX –MAN (Obama or Clinton) is coming, open your pockets they will be pay garnishing your pay check for public worthless healthcare. Be ready for Democrats on the rise to put their hands into your pockets. I hope everyone here is low income with no ambition to ever excel in increasing your income in the future. There are plans to have your money stolen by the Democrat Liberals. I’m not even an American and I can see that!

    I an to Glad to be a Canadian, but our health care system sucks, and America will be headed for the same type of government run healthcare system. I have to travel to the USA for medical treatments every 4 months otherwise I would die under present system I am forced to be under.

    February 7, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. Mike

    The Mitt has left the buliding!!

    Take your baloons, banners...& buy 1 – get 1 free signs with you.

    February 7, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. sara

    Mitt 's tears for Michigan have disappeared now that he's out.That'll be the last time we'll have to listen to his BS about "saving Michigan"–pfffft!

    February 7, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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