Well, my heart is broken. I don't know as I've ever shed a tear before over anything political, but I can't say that after today. Gov. Romney graciously suspended his campaign for the Presidency today...in an effort to give the Republican party an opportunity to coalesce around the only-choice nominee. This was the honorable action I was hoping that Huckabee would take prior to this time. But somebody had to do it, and Mitt Romney was the one. I like him even more now.
So, the positive spin I take away from all this is that Romney will live again (politically) to fight another day. Of course, this will have to come after four grueling and ghastly years of an Obama presidency. Or Hillary, of course.
As some have put it, the GOP voters waited and waited for some second coming of Ronald Reagan, or the like....and didn't wake up to the danger being done until it was too late.
Update: I decided to come back and add some thoughts here on the comments of Dr. James Dobson. I know he doesn't need the likes of me defending him or explaining away his comments. However, I have observed a rush to judgment against him for his expressed personal views of McCain and the election. I agree wholeheartedly that what he said was a bit over the top, and was arguably irresponsible. But I do think it patently unfair to cast him in with the likes of Coulter, Robertson, or Limbaugh. This man has had a ministry for decades that Christians have been able to hold their heads up high about. I have never been embarrassed by his representation of Christianity or the way he has handled himself when bandied about by the Mainstream Media. So....he slipped up. Got a little carried when giving his personal feelings. Said something he probably didn't really mean, and maybe even regrets saying. I'll be careful not to assume that's true, since I don't know. I'm just saying we should give him a break, and not throw him to the wolves with other consistently irresponsible commentators and pundits. This is a rare thing that Dr. James Dobson makes the news with an objectionable comment. If all my verbal blunders and irresponsible comments were held against me, I wouldn't have a friend in the world. Okay, so that's off my chest now! :)