January 22, 2008

Thompson Withdraws

Via email:

Statement from Sen. Fred Thompson

McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:

"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 22, 2008 02:37 PM


Well, what now?

Posted by: Thus Spake Ortner at January 22, 2008 02:55 PM

Support the lesser of the remaining evils. It's not a good option, but it beats the hell out of supporting the greater evils -- or allowing one of the greater evils to succeed through your inaction.

Posted by: Mark L at January 22, 2008 03:57 PM

Given the balance of competing interests in the coalition, go with Guiliani.

Stronger on Defense (the primary constitutional role of the Federal Government) ,smaller government,and growth targeted tax relief.

It's the Social Cons who are going to have to suck it up with a reliance on federalism and originalist judges.

Posted by: RiverRat at January 22, 2008 04:19 PM

Should be a wake up call for how much support the one "true" conservative can muster

Posted by: John Ryan at January 22, 2008 04:36 PM

Step 1: Ignore the lefties like John Ryan. For all my hopes and dreams, Fred campaigned all too much like Bob Dole did in 1996, and the results are the same. It was the campaign, not the views, that doomed Fred. In hindsight, perhaps all the to-do about what would happen if Fred got into the race made him think it was his to lose... next time we should watch that.

Step 2: Decide between Mitt and Rudy. The Huckster is fading fast, and I'd sooner open a vein (and I am a hemophiliac) than vote for McRINO, so that leaves only two choices.

Step 3: Pray for the future of our nation.

Posted by: C-C-G at January 22, 2008 07:49 PM

The longer Romney is in the race, the better he looks. And I think people are getting over the Mormon thing. By the fall, unless Hillary is the nominee, it will have faded into the woodwork. If she is, Romney will be depicted as the anti-Christ striding among us with horns.

Posted by: Banjo at January 23, 2008 09:41 AM

We need to get behind Mitt now. He is the most conservative of the remaining bunch. I don't even consider Rudy to still be in the race....

Posted by: t.ferg at January 23, 2008 10:17 AM

Mitt is posting odds of 10-1 to win the White House
Hillary is at 2-1

Will southern evangelical christians vote for Mitt ??

Posted by: John Ryan at January 23, 2008 02:57 PM

As a gun-owner I can't get behind Julie or Mitt and their easy managerial way of gun-banning - at least I know where I stand with Obama.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at January 23, 2008 05:59 PM

It's easy to see why John Ryan is so absolutely wrong on so many issues... he trusts InTrade!

At one point InTrade said Al Gore was more likely to be the Democratic nominee than Obama.

Wrong, wrong, wrongeddy wrong!

Posted by: C-C-G at January 23, 2008 07:53 PM