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“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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.”
At this point the only person who has a chance of defeating Hillary or Obama is John McCain and while I hate some of his positions, particularly McCain-Feingold, I can live with him. Would Romney be better? Maybe. Does he have a chance to win? No.
That in mind I hereby now pronounce myself a McCainiac (of course this means I can no longer be a true conservative in the eyes of Red State or most of the commenters at Ace of Spades, but honestly F*ck them if they can't see that McCain is light years ahead of Hillary and Obama)
John McCain, Election 2008, Fred Thompson