Finally something we can all agree with Mitt Romney on. He has decided to pack it in and drop out of the race for the Republican nomination. This may be his final flip-flop of the campaign. Previously he had said he would stay in until the convention. Now he’s cutting and running. We can all be thankful about that.
The good news here is that Mike Huckabee is now the conservative alternative to John McCain. People confused by Mitt Romney’s pseudo-conservatism shtick can now shift their support to Huck. And if Willard had dropped out before Super Tuesday, Huckabee would have done even better than he did.
John McCain can reassure Republican voters by picking a solid conservative running mate such as Jeb Bush, who would be a shoe in for President in 2012, or earlier if JMac kicks the bucket or goes insane. A McCain/Bush or McCain/Huckabee ticket would wipe up the floor with the Democrat nominee. Likewise would a Huckabee/Brownback ticket.
This is a great day for the Republican party. Mittens the spoiler is gone. Now the race gets interesting.