Thompson Drops Out of Presidential Race
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Fred Thompson dropped his presidential bid Tuesday, after the former Tennessee senator and actor finished third in the South Carolina primary and was unable to score a victory in any of the early primaries or caucuses.
“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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,” Thompson said in a statement.
The GOP candidate has begun calling friends, family members and supporters to tell them his campaign is over. He left Nashville Tuesday afternoon for McLean, Va., where he is expected to make the announcement about his campaign as early as Tuesday night.
Aides said Thompson sent an e-mail Monday saying he was still undecided about whether to stay in the race, but with no plans to campaign in Florida, which holds its primary Jan. 29, or to participate in a Republican debate Thursday, staffers expected him to withdraw.
FOX News’ Carl Cameron contributed to this report.
That sums it up pretty well, he waded into the race late made very few waves and then sunk out of site. I heard more talk about other rep. candidates far more than I did Fred, so it's not surprising that he's dropping out.