AP – In a statement issued today, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has decided to end his campaign:
“After much prayer, soul searching and discussions with family and friends, I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States. Make no mistake, my friends, I have thoroughly enjoyed our vicious attacks against my opponents and the President with a campaign of misinformation, slander and ought-right lies. I haven’t had so much fun since my days at Bain Capital when we’d slash jobs at companies in distress and then walk away with a pile of cash, while the company continued to struggle.
But upon soulful reflection I’ve realized that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are much better liars than I am, and my friends that is saying something. If we are to retake the White House, we will need a highly skilled pathological liar.
So, my friends, it is with a heavy heart that I am suspending my campaign. To my supporters and staff, thank you.
Besides, if elected President, I couldn’t afford the pay cut.”