Romney makes it official: He’s out

The rumors were swirling this morning, but now it’s official. The AP’s got a blurb about it – I just heard about it on Rush a few minutes ago when I went out to grab a bite to eat. Romney made the announcement during his CPAC speech.

McCain has pretty much just now officially become the Republican party nominee.

He speaks at 3 this afternoon at CPAC. Several bloggers from Townhall are in attendance, so I’m sure they’ll be providing updates as to what happens.

Update 1 – 1:36 PM: Here’s video of Romney’s CPAC speech.

Update 2 – 4:21 PM: Here’s a transcript of McCain’s speech. I haven’t had a chance to read it in full yet, but will tonight.

Update 3 – 6:37 PM: Here are some video highlights from McCain’s CPAC speech, including the intro from Senator Tom Coburn, which I hear was a good one.

Update 4 – 6:52 PM: Heck, forget the McCain speech – watch Tom Coburn’s intro of McCain its entirety. Reminded me a little of Zell Miller’s barnburner he gave at the RNC back in 2004.

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