Sunday, January 20, 2008

GOP race turns to Florida; Thompson reconsiders

Overall, the race for the GOP nomination is remarkably wide open, so much so that the prospect of a protracted contest has appeared more likely as each state has voted. Three candidates have won contests in six states thus far, making for no clear front-runner.

Despite the situation, Thompson was expected to bow out after failing to win the states where he had hoped to perform strongly, Iowa and South Carolina. The former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor returned home after delivering a speech in South Carolina on Saturday that sounded like he was calling it quits. He stopped short of doing so but some supporters suspected it would only be a matter of time before Thompson withdraws.

Before South Carolina, several aides had said he probably would need to finish first or a strong second in that race to go forward. Aides didn't expect a decision from Thompson until sometime after the weekend.

With or without him, the Florida race promises to be a dog fight; the stakes are, perhaps, larger now than ever.

Damnit!! Fred seemed to be the only true conservative. The rest are all psuedo conservatives. - Marc

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