Speaking today from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Gov Mitt Romney bowed out of the Presidential Race... by kicking France in the derriere!

Here's the best part:

"We face a new generation of challenges, challenges which threaten our prosperity, our security and our future. I am convinced that unless America changes course, we will become the France of the 21st century-still a great nation, but no longer the leader of the world, no longer the superpower. And to me, that is unthinkable."

Poor Sarkozy, he probably doesn't deserve it... But man, that really caught my ears! I don't want to turn in to FRANCE!!

Who knew Franco-Frightening could be an effective campaign tool?

Final note: I got to know the Romney clan a bit this campaign, and the one thing that struck me was just how much his kids love and respect their parents. I think that matters.