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Statement from Sen. Fred Thompson ^ | January 22, 2008 | Fred

Posted on 01/22/2008 11:35:15 AM PST by enough_idiocy

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"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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."

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; doomsday; fred; fredthompson; thompson
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To: avacado

“Good for you! You just screwed over my very Conservative Congressman John Culberson. So you abandon your fellow soldiers on the battlefield to be slaughtered! What honor!”

No class, avacado.

61 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:17 AM PST by gbscott1954 (Go Fred Go!)
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To: enough_idiocy

While Fred has not been my choice for president, I have always had tremendous respect for him. I wish him and his family well. We lost another good man in this race.

62 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:25 AM PST by TheLion
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To: MeSpikeLibs

YOU would be playing into their hands by voting for a RINO!

63 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:36 AM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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Well there are no real conservative choices here left. I could hold my nose and vote for Romney but that’s it.

Or maybe sit out and you guys can just wake me in 2012 when we have some real conservative choices.

64 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:39 AM PST by Def Conservative (Screaming "Hillary Clinton!" isn't going to scare me into voting for Huckabee or McCain)
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To: Politicalmom

Thanks for all the pings, Politicalmom.

We had a good candidate, we did what we could, it didn’t work out.

May God bless America.

65 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:42 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: MrEdd



66 posted on 01/22/2008 11:47:45 AM PST by Scarchin (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
I’ve got no one left to vote for.

Agreed. Who looks good to fix the mess we'll be in by 2012?

67 posted on 01/22/2008 11:48:16 AM PST by Ingtar (Romney/Huckabee - A ticket to turn the reddest states blue)
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To: Politicalmom

i, for one, appreciate all you did, ping-wise etc. for Fredheads. and will in future look to your posts, knowing we are of like minds : )

68 posted on 01/22/2008 11:48:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: skeeter

The don’t have much to celebrate.

69 posted on 01/22/2008 11:48:36 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Mike Huckabee, Tithing via Taxation, the Christian Democrat way...)
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To: LetsRok

You never had a Fred sticker. You low class goon.

70 posted on 01/22/2008 11:48:44 AM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: servantboy777
first CINO....(social liberal “religious moderate”)
71 posted on 01/22/2008 11:48:55 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^( FRed is LMSM roadkill)
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To: enough_idiocy; All
Copy this post and send it out in your e-mail list. Did I have to give you permission?

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72 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:04 AM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: avacado

The “Stay Homers” are the biggest leftists of all. They whine and cry on internet message boards for attention, rather than do anything productive for our country.

73 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:16 AM PST by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: skeeter

And before Huckabee himself says something degrading and derogatory about Fred. At least now, Fred can go full tilt on Huck without any ramifications.

74 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:23 AM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: MrEdd

Too late.

75 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:26 AM PST by Sloth (I feel real bad for deaf people, cause they have no way of knowing when microwave popcorn is done.)
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To: enough_idiocy

Thank you very much, Sen. Thompson!

76 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:41 AM PST by Isara
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To: Politicalmom
Stick with Jim and the Real Conservatives. We need to stick together. Conservatives look for and find solutions and we will look for one for this situation.


77 posted on 01/22/2008 11:49:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote Fred!)
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To: Politicalmom
Here between classes.

I'm very sorry. Rumors of his dropping out is one thing, definitely dropping out hit me harder than I thought it would. I'm truly sorry.

78 posted on 01/22/2008 11:50:03 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: enough_idiocy

Well, all the conservatives are out of the Presidential race.

Romney is not conservative, he is a moderate that knows how to schmooze with the liberals. That is the ONLY way could get elected in Massachusetts.

Giuliani is a social LIBERAL. Fiscally conservative? Probably. Probably middle of the road on Foreign Policy, too. Skeletons abound in his past. But he is a gun control advocate and an abortion supporter. Those last two disqualify him from my support under any circumstances.

Huckabee is Jimmy Carter redux. Out of his depth, TOTALLY. He will be a social conservative, a big-government liberal and a disaster on Foreign Affairs.

McCain will be annointed as the next Ronald Reagan by the media. In truth, he is a snake who will make any deal to make himself look better. He is a conservative on defense, but has sold out to big business on immigration.

This is the worst presidential election for Conservatives that I have ever participated in.

79 posted on 01/22/2008 11:50:39 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: enough_idiocy

Here’s hoping Fred doesn’t endorse McCain. That’s the rumor I heard while dogging the McCain campaign in SC for four days.

80 posted on 01/22/2008 11:50:40 AM PST by kabar
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