Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fred Thompson Should Drop Out

If he cannot do better than third in South Carolina, he will not do well anywhere (except his home state of Tennessee). The Florida primary is coming up January 29, and the race there is fairly evenly divided among McCain, Romney, Giuliani and Huckabee. As Hugh Hewitt observes, whoever comes out of Florida the winner will take considerable momentum into Super Tuesday.

Thompson has only 8.5%. He is a true conservative, by most appearances, and should let his voters go to other conservatives who can win. Otherwise he is pulling conservative voters from those candidates and enabling a McCain or a Huckabee to win. The polls there are so close that the 8.5% could make a difference. I am a Romney supporter, and think that the majority of Fred's people would go to Mitt before they would go to McCain or Huck.

Of course, it would be nice of Jeb Bush, who reportedly is Romney-friendly, would endorse Mitt, but I don't see that happening.


Blogger Christopher said...

Well we also have the small percents of Ron Paul voters that could affect the race also, being that they seem very independant in ways I think they'd vote for Rudy.

Which Romney is going to be Rudys nightmare in Florida. McCain is also a heavyweight but Huck and Thompson is going to be biting his ankles all the way through.

Huck and Thompson will give it a good run but their votership will dwindle away starting in Florida, and they won't have the support to go on. I can understand people rooting for an underdog or feeling sorry and such, but the real battle is yet to come in the Clintons (Bill and Hillary), that is the mountain that is looming for real.

The media is starting to put out stories about the possibilites of that saying that McCain has the best overall shot of beating her, but he doesn't, he can't carry his message well and he's overly onesided about National Security and so is Rudy.

Romney is really the only one bringing something new, fair and conservative to the table, Thompson or McCain will do well as a VP, since Rudy is too much of a drama queen to take that position.

Monday, January 21, 2008 4:37:00 AM  

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