For someone with no sense of either in his campaign, he used the standard, "I must now stand aside, for our party and our country."
I'll miss using the Cap'n Brylcreem illustrations, but am glad I got to urge him to do this.
He used his cameo at today's Conservative Political Action Conference (an annual bucket of wing nuts).
According to the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza:
Significant pressure will likely be brought to bear on (Mike) Huckabee, who enjoys a good relationship with McCain, to bow out of the race an unify behind a single candidate. It was not immediately clear whether he will accede to that pressure.
I figure getting out before he was a total laughingstock and known loser will give him a chance to run again in 4 or 8 years. Then he can fail to understand his lack of appeal more fully.
Meanwhile, he'll have the chance to see whether he can recoup most of the $35 million plus he lent a broke campaign. That's a job worthy of a financial speculator like he.
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