January 22, 2008
Statement from Sen. Fred Thompson
McLean, VA – Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:
“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United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.”
Is Fred Thompson Dropping out following South Carolina Loss
Based upon Senator Thompson speech in South Carolina moments ago,
it appears that he is dropping out of the presidential race. He
is going through his thank yous from not only his South Carolina
staff but his national staff as well. We are anticipating him
to drop out here. Senator Thompson received 13% of the vote with 13%
reporting. Thompson did not state his concession or drop out when his
speech ended. This is somewhat confusing from our perspective.
Thompson stated earlier that South Carolina was a must win for him.