I disagree with Senator McCain on a number of issues, as you know. But I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden, and on eliminating Al Qaeda and terror. 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 Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.
Almost exactly forty years ago, George Romney, Mitt's father, ended his campaign for president of the United States. He had ruined his campaign by saying he was "brainwashed" into accepting the Vietnam war. Eugene McCarthy said "I'd think in his case a light rinse would be enough."
Like father, like son.