The way the media is reporting the Romney development, you would think that John McCain is about to give his nomination speech tomorrow. It doesn't take a genius to see McCain's path to the nomination but there's an underlying story here.
Everybody talks about the influence of Evangelical Christians within the Republican Party. Well, Huckabee is your traditional life and marriage candidate so the question is this: Will these Evangelicals, the ones who care mostly about the culture war, mobilize in unison and vote for Huckabee?
It could be Virginia or bust for Huckabee.
Here's what Huckabee had to say about Romney:
Today, Mitt Romney announced that he will no longer seek the Republican nomination for President. I wish Mitt and his family all the best.
Over the past year, Mitt and his entire family have sacrificed a lot during the course of his campaign and for that, we should all be appreciative of their service and dedication. This is a two-man race for the nomination, and I am committed to marching on. I believe in the importance of a strong national defense -- which includes winning the war against Islamic extremists and the protection of American sovereignty.
I am redoubled in my resolve to carry on my campaign in a civil, dignified manner. The issues that got me into this campaign-protecting life and traditional marriage, enacting the Fair Tax, and border security are going to keep me in this campaign.
As a true authentic, consistent conservative, I have a vision to bring hope, opportunity and prosperity to all Americans, and I'd like to ask for and welcome the support of those who had previously been committed to Mitt.