Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race

Fred Thompson Calls It Quits
After Becoming South Carolina Spoiler

Note: The short-lived candidacy of Fred Thompson and his involvement in the Republican primary election in South Carolina denied Mike Huckabee a victory there. Pundits speculate eventually there will be a Thompson endorsement for John McCain. Thompson's supporters sometimes seemed more enthused about Fred's candidacy than he was. Yet we liked Fred Thompson and his positions, and we could have easily voted for him...

Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

"Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States.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," the former Tennessee senator said in a brief statement.
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