February 7th, 2008
01:26 PM ET
15 years ago

Romney supporters appear caught off-guard

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/07/art.romney.st.cnn.jpg caption="Mitt Romney waves to his supporters during his Super Tuesday primary watch party in Boston."]

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The news that Mitt Romney was suspending his campaign buzzed through the Omni Shoreham this afternoon at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but many Romney supporters seemed to be the last to know.

His volunteers still passed out “change” buttons in the halls outside the ballroom where he was scheduled to speak; many in the audience were waving red foam “Mitt” mittens and other campaign merchandise in the air, and calling out his name.

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Mitt Romney
soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Steve, Kentucky

    More American Wars and Fewer American Jobs McCain will lose in November. McCain will carry the George Wallace-Barry Goldwater states and Texas, and a Democrat will be President next January 20th. Election results in 2008 could look a lot like the election results of 1964.

    February 7, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. WMW

    Ron Paul Ron!

    I bet if Paul wins the media will get real fair and balanced in a hurry! The first amendment will be enforced making sure all voices are heard not just the special interests!

    February 7, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. June (California Voter)

    Well it looks like both parties have two going at it.

    February 7, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. B from Miami, FL

    This was certainly expected. Just when it would happen, nobody knew. Until now.

    What's surprising to me is how some people (especially on this blog) think that somehow Huckabee has a chance! No way ! He will never get enough delegates to beat McCain because McCain has more than what he needs to win. He currently has 720 delegates as opposed to Huck's 197. The total needed to win for the Republican nomination is 1191. McCain only needs 471 more, whereas Huck would need 994 more. Please, do the math. It's impossible. Consider McCain your GOP nominee.

    HILLARY '08!

    February 7, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. mcdeere

    Obviously Emily you aren't the quickest at logic. Democrats favor withdrawal and have stated in debate, (Last one on Clinton News Network), how quickly they can withdraw the troops. This is the surrender he's talking about. Glad to help you. The longer the Democrats run against each other the harder to unite the party. With Mitt dropping the better and quicker the party comes together and gets behind McCain. Maybe even win those that are headed across the aisle right now.

    February 7, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. Don

    Darth Vadik lives in his mom's basement and lives on a steady diet of government cheese and food stamps.

    Way to represent the liberals Darth...

    You're just pissed Mitt will make more in interest this month than you will in your entire pathetic life.

    February 7, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Ian

    In case anyone cares, I am neither surprised nor sad. Good day.

    February 7, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
1 2 3 4