Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thompson Quits

Fred Thompson, actor, Senator and lobbyist, has dropped out of the presidential race:

I have withdrawn my candidacy... I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort...
This is, potentially, a big break for Huckabee, as the two have been appealing to the same Red voters. Had Thompson not run in South Carolina, Huckabee might have taken it. McCain won with thirty-three percent of the vote, to Huckabee's thirty, but Thompson took sixteen percent and it wouldn't have taken many of those to give the former Arkansas governor the state.

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