Sen. Thompson has issued the following statement: Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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.
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Stephen Bainbridge, another Fred supporter, argues the case for sitting the rest of this one out. He’s right: all the other candidates have flaws, which is why those of us who smartly supported Fred weren’t on their sides. Romney is too plastic to win. Rudy is dead in the water and hasn’t done enough to [...]
Here’s an interesting bit of scuttlebutt circulating around the campaign trail courtesy of Jim Geraghty. There’s talk of a possible ticket of Fred Thompson and former Oklahoma Representative J.C. Watts should Thompson get the nomination. That would be one hell of a ticket: Watts is a charismatic figure who could reach out to new voters. [...]
Fred Thompson just ripped into Mike Huckabee’s record, and got vigorous applause for it. Did someone wonder where Fred’s fire in the belly is? Because I think he just found it. Someone has to say it. Mike Huckabee is not a conservative in terms of his view of government. He would be another George W. [...]
Glenn Reynolds notes a rather interesting critique of the Thompson campaign: Fred Thompson is in the middle of a 40 town Iowa tour – so he is hardly lazy. And he does go on television shows – thus dealing with critics, such as myself, who attacked him for not going on enough shows. But what [...]
Fred Thompson has a lengthy video message to Iowa voters, which lays out in some detail the case for his candidacy: What struck me about this message is that Sen. Thompson reached out to Democratic voters as well: You know, when I’m asked which of the current group of Democratic candidates I prefer to run [...]
Fred Thompson comes out against another smear by another irresponsible reporter: Today I had this story written about me regarding what I said at a Town Hall event in Burlington, Iowa by a reporter who wasn’t even at the event. Incidentally, I declined to be interviewed by this particular reporter yesterday for reasons which will [...]