Fred Thompson has Dropped Out of the Presidential Race

Well, I  think we all saw this  coming – he was going to his mother’s house in Tennessee after the South Carolina primary instead of campaigning and he said he’d make a decision later.

That was the point that I knew – he was out.

Today, he announced that he’s pulling out, but does not plan on endorsing anybody.  In a press conference he said, “Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.  I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort.  Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people.”

I liked Fred Thompson – although I don’t think his heart was ever fully in the campaign, but being with his mother is a good and noble thing to do.

I think this will help Romney – Huckabee has scaled back his Florida campaign after his second place finish in South Carolina, but either way, this is a move which will hurt Giuliani and may hurt McCain (although McCain is a close friend of Thompson’s, his support comes from a different area than Thompson’s did).

We’ll see what happens!

Done Reporting,

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One Response to “Fred Thompson has Dropped Out of the Presidential Race”

  1. maassive Says:

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