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    Thompson Withdraws

    Fred has stepped out of the ring, leaving many wondering who he will support out of the remaining Republicans.

    Fred Thompson quits presidential race



    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

    "Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States.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," Thompson said in a statement.

    Thompson's fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

    In the statement, Thompson did not say whether he would endorse any of his former rivals. He was one of a handful of members of Congress who supported Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2000 in his unsuccessful race against George W. Bush for the party nomination.

    The actor-politician best known as the gruff district attorney on NBC's "Law & Order" placed third in Iowa and South Carolina, two states seemingly in line with his right-leaning pitch and laid-back style, and fared even worse in the four other states that have held contests thus far. Money already tight, he ran out of it altogether as the losses piled up.

    Thompson departs the most wide open Republican race in half a century; three candidates each having won in the six states that have voted.

    In Florida, McCain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are battling for the lead ahead of its Jan. 29 primary, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee evaluates his next steps amid money troubles of his own.


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    Beat me to it.

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    I knew this was coming. Unfortunately, I doubt he'll be giving his support to Mike Huckabee. The rumor is that if he supports another candidate, it'll be John McCain.

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    McCain has been wrong on so many things I starting to loose count.

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    I hate to say it but there just isnt a really strong Republian running from what ive seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    McCain has been wrong on so many things I starting to loose count.
    +1

    But if it was a choice between him & Hillary/Ubamma...

    I'm not too dissapointed in Thompson dropping out - The last thing we need right now is a tired old man. We have too many messes that need to be solved once and for all.

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