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Orders I'd like to should make a few comments about the current state of the presidential race and then we'll let you go.
Now as candidates for our party's nomination.
Our common goal is to restore.
Bold and principled leadership to the White House.
Leadership that will reignite our economy and renew the American spirit.
Yet rather than seeking to advance that common goal.
By speaking directly to voters about our idea is to rebuild America.
That this race has degenerated.
Into an onslaught.
Of negative and personal attacks.
Not worthy of the American people.
And not worthy of this critical times.
In our nation's history.
This is the most important election.
Of our -- This country desperately needs.
To Begin a journey.
That will allow us to create courageously tackle.
Our two most urgent deficits.
One is an economic deficit.
The other is a trust deficit.
Only bold ideas.
Will get us to where we need to be.
And this campaign.
Needs to be driven.
By those ideas.
At its -- the Republican Party.
Is a party of ideas.
But the current toxic form of our political discourse.
Does not help our cause.
And it's just one of the many reasons.
Why the American people.
Have lost trust.
In their elected leaders.
Today I call on each campaign.
To cease attacking each other.
And instead talked directly to the American people.
About how our conservative ideas.
Will create jobs.
Reduce our nation's debt.
Stabilize energy prices.
And provide a brighter future for our children and our grandchildren.
Let's invest our time and resources.
In building trust.
With the American people.
And uniting them around a common purpose.
Three years ago the president promised.
To unite the American people.
Yet his desire to engage in class warfare.
For political -- Has left us more divided.
This divisive -- is corrosive.
And does not advance America's interests.
This nation was built.
Trust in each other.
Trust in a revolution that gave birth to the freest and most prosperous nation the world -- ever known.
In our system.
That sense of unity and trust.
Has sustained us through world wars.
And national tragedies.
Now we needed to -- to sustain us during this hour of need.
This election is about more than the future of one campaign.
Or one party.
It is about the future of our nation.
And for our nation to move forward together.
With new leadership.
The Republican Party.
Must first unite.
We better this race just six months ago with the longest of long shots.
My candidacy was staked on this simple principle.
Of country first.
And driven by a refusal to pass down to the next generation.
A country that is less powerful.
And less competitive.
Then the one we inherited.
Today I am suspending my campaign.
For the presidency.
I believe it is now time for our party.
To unite around the candidate best equipped.
To defeat Barack Obama.
Despite our differences.
And the space between us on some of the issues.
I believe that candidate.
Is governor Mitt Romney.
As for the Huntsman family.
We stepped down with an even greater appreciation.
For American democracy.
Which is fundamental.
To American values.
After all the town halls.
And meet and greets.
We leave it in the hands of the people.
And we respect the results.
-- many staff.
I offer my heartfelt thanks.
Today our campaign for the presidency ends.
But our campaign.
To build a better.
And more trustworthy America.
We will continue to fight for a flatter simpler tax code.
That helps unleash opportunity.
Rather than stifle it for an energy policy that ends the storage of our addiction.
-- foreign oil.
For education reform that prepares our kids for the realities of the 21 century.
For financial reform.
That breaks up too big to fail banks.
And protects taxpayers.
From future bailouts.
And we will continue fighting.
To bring home our brave men and women.
And stop nation building overseas and start rebuilding.
Our own nation.
For Mary -- at our family these last six months.
Have been an incredible.
And awe inspiring.
I have seen the very best of America.
I've seen it in the spirit of -- entrepreneur -- worse whose innovations continue.
And better the world.
I've seen it in the courage of our veterans.
Who I've met at VFW halls in communities all across this nation.
I sought in China.
101000 miles away.
Meeting with dissidents.
Who have been tortured.
And beaten but who drew strength from our nation's.
Our commitment to human rights.
Halfway around the world.
They could still see America's light.
That is the power America.
And I will never stop fighting for her.
And fighting to ensure that America's light shines bright for generations.
And generations to come.
Because in the end.
We must all.
Come together as Americans.
And must be reminded.
That the fight to preserve and enhance.
Is what really sets us apart in this world.
And is worth.
Our tireless efforts.
Of this most extraordinary nation.
Thank you and may god bless America.
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