Former Wisconsin governor Tommy G. Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination last night, a day after finishing sixth in the straw poll in Ames, Iowa.Well, at least that will serve to clarify things if good ol' Fred D. Thompson decides to get off his fanny and actually declare candidacy. Other than that, it seems like something of a non-event, as he seemed to have no chance what so ever of winning the nomination anyway.
Thompson had pledged to leave the race if he did not finish first or second in Saturday's straw poll. His showing reflected the fact that, though he devoted considerable time to campaigning in Iowa, traveling to all 99 counties, he never generated excitement among Republican activists for his candidacy.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Tommy Thompson drops out of the race
Via WaPo - Tommy Thompson Leaves Race After Poor Showing in Iowa Poll