Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thompson Drops Out of GOP Race

Republican Fred Thompson pulled out of the race for the white house Tuesday after disappointing turn-out in the previous months Primaries and Caucuses.

Thompson has been criticized for running a "lazy campaign" after skipping a Republican debate, and being short in campaign advertising. I personally don't remember ever hearing his name mentioned between his announced candidacy in September and now.

Now the only question is will he sponsor McCain? Well, he denounced his candidacy for President today, and has yet to announce plans to sponsor another candidate. A CNN analyst speculated that perhaps he is holding out to garner support for Romney. Either way, if he chooses to do so, he has till Feb. 5 or "Super Tuesday" to make up his mind.

Huckabee claims if Thompson would have pulled out of the race before South Carolina he would have garnered his votes to win over McCain. So, if this is true I am sure glad he stayed through South Carolina!

Huckabee is considering his options after coming in a surprise (at least to him) second in South Carolina to McCain and he is now facing money troubles. Apparently Jesus doesn't pay well.
written by: Jessica Erven (c) 2008

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