Fred Thompson Resigns

Fred ThompsonOn Tuesday, January 22, 2008, Former Senator Fred Thomson signaled the end his run for the US presidency. Mr. Thompson resigned from the race after his disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina’s GOP primary. He finished with 16 percent of the vote, whereas McCain and Huckabee finished with 33% and 30% of the vote respectively.

Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States.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.

— Fred Thompson

Thompson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and represented Tennessee for eight years. Thompson had hoped that South Carolina, the first Southern state contested in this election cycle would provide him with a strong showing that could have revitalized his stagnating campaign.

Fred Thompson is reported to be a long time friend of Sen. John McCain. It is completely conceivable to me that we’ll see Mr. Thompson becoming McCain’s running mate in the near future.

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2 Responses to “Fred Thompson Resigns”

  1. Maassive Says:

    So…. You need a new dark horse candidate?

    Well, you’re in luck. In Arizona, there are several dozen candidates to choose from due to a strange provision in the state’s election law. To get on the primary ballot, you only needed to file an application.

    If you visit, you can read (and watch!) the policies of all the dark-horse candidates, from the eye-patch-wearing Republican Sean “CF” Murphy to the ultra-lib, trash-talking, conceptual-artist Democrat Libby “Doctress Neutopia” Hubbard.

    And all of them are competing in a “reality journalism” experiment for the Tucson Weekly’s endorsement.

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    Stop on by!

  2. jonolan Says:

    LOL! If any of them were believable candidates, we’d be more interested. It is a shame though that this sort of thing no longer matters.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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