Monday, January 21, 2008

The Fred Thompson news roundup

Fred Thompson's Loss Ends the Republican Party?
Outside the Beltway | James Joyner

Fred Thompson Loss Ends Republican Party James Joyner | Monday, January 21, 2008

Steve Bainbridge is preparing to sit out the 2008 election rather than vote for anyone but Fred Thompson.

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Thompson Contemplates Dropping Out of the Race
Cleveland Plain Dealer | staff report

Republican Fred Thompson is apparently weighing the future of his bid after a disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina Saturday.

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Despite a disappointing finish, Thompson doesn't bow out
Chicago Tribune | William Douglas

"...As soon as Thompson entered the race, analysts began wondering aloud why he got in, saying that he didn't show the fire in the belly that's necessary to run successfully for president. The image of Thompson as a laid-back slowpoke became fodder for late-night television comedians.

Woodard said that Thompson finally appeared to hit his stride on the stump in the Palmetto State, speaking to overflow crowds in the past week.

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