Fred Thompson drops run

Faltering Republican Presidential candidate Fred Dalton Thompson is dropping out of the race after dismal showings in all primaries held to date. Thompson’s campaign began notifying news media Tuesday afternoon that a statement was imminent.

Thompson, in Tennessee to care for his ailing mother, did not appear himself to announce his withdrawal. Instead, a formal statement was sent out stating that Thompson was, in fact, dropping out.

The former Senator and actor entered the race amid loud hoopla that he was a conservative hope for the party, but his campaign never jelled.

In his statement, Thompson said:

Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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 did not say whether he will support any of the other candidates for President. He has endorsed John McCain in the past.


  1. bryan mcclellan

    Too bad you weren’t as good an actor as those that are left Freddy ,better luck next time,say 2000 and never.I heard Nader is looking for a running mate,maybe he will call.

  2. Flapsaddle

    Huckabee will be the next. He’s already trailing smoke, and it’s only a question of how far down the tube he wants to go before he punches out.

    Most respectfully,

    T. J. Flapsaddle

  3. keith

    One more “holly roller” bites the dust.

    And, as far as the Republican Presidential hopefuls are concerned, it’s one down and one (Mr. Huckabee) to go.

    Is it too early to say “Hallelujah!” yet?

  4. Carl Nemo

    Ditto keith…well said and a “fun” comment…! :) Fred can go back to playing a seasoned, all-knowing, quasi-corrupt character on “Lawlessness and Disorder”…no?! :))

    Carl Nemo **==