As you may have heard, earlier today I suspended my campaign for president of the United States.
The conservative movement has always been about principles, not personalities.
Our nominee should embody those principles. He – or she – must make the case for the cause of conservatism more than the cause of their own celebrity. I still believe in the power of that message – a message that offers hope, redemption and solace in the midst of storms.
We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands, and as long as we listen to the grassroots, the cause of conservatism will be too.
Anita and I are humbled by your dedicated support of our efforts.
God bless you, and God bless America.