Ron Paul said he will not go Independent. That does not mean he won't, but only 7% of primary voting america are interested in him :tonka: and that certainly is not enough to win an election.
I did not like Romney. His whining was getting really old. I was very surprised to here he is stepping down. But you have to win more states then the ones you lived in, in order to win the primaries. He probably just did not want to get pasted by Huckabee.