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    Thompson abandons White House bid - CNN.com

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson on Tuesday ended his run for the presidency, coming off the heels of a disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina's GOP primary and heading into the showdown state of Florida next week.

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee has dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

    "Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States," Thompson said in a statement.
    "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 entered the race in September, long after his Republican rivals had announced their candidacies and began raising money. His campaigning style was criticized as lackluster, and he was never able to capitalize on the anticipation supporters had built before he announced that he was getting into the race.
    Thompson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and represented Tennessee for eight years. He had hoped to do well in South Carolina, the first Southern state contested in this election cycle and where a strong showing could have reinvigorated his flagging campaign.

    He finished with 16 percent of the vote. Sen. John McCain won Saturday's contest with 33 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 30 percent.
    Earlier, Thompson finished third in Iowa, fifth in Michigan and Nevada, sixth in New Hampshire and a distant second to Mitt Romney in Wyoming.

    Thompson teased Republicans all last summer after forming a fundraising committee for a possible presidential campaign on June 1.
    When he announced in September that he was formally entering the race, it was well after the other Republicans had launched their campaigns, and analysts said the late entry may have hurt him.
    Thompson is an actor best known for his role as District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC's "Law & Order."
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    ONE DOWN!

    He's angling to be VP now.

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    This guy was a joke anyway, I don't know what he was thinking, aside from hoping to bounce into the presidency based on his 'strong bulldog leader' roles in tv & the movies.

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    he lasted longer than i thought he would
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    Hell, I thought he'd already dropped out.
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    Good riddance. Next up: Huckabee and hopefully Romney.

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    Please can Mike Huckabee be next, Guliani, then McCain??? Go Romney!
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    Thompson's campaign pooped out much like his acting career. Move along. Nothing to see here, but Thompson's delusions of grandeur dashed against the rocks of reality.

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    No great loss.

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    Let's hope all of them drop out (and or die off) soon. lol

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    Romney? That guy is more fake than his helmet hair. Hell, he's worse than Huckabee because he's a liar, has turned 180 degrees from all his previous views in order to court the retard christian base.

    In fact, all Republicans in this race are either batshit insane or complete fakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    In fact, all Republicans in this race are either batshit insane or complete fakes.
    Couldn't agree more!

    I HATE that the only thing Guilani is running on is 9/11.

    Thompson should have never even started a campaign. He looks like the grim reaper!

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