A Statement from Fred Thompson
Posted on January 22nd, 2008
By Sean Hackbarth in Statements
Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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.
I’ve already early-voted for Fred in the Arizona primary, since I will be in Austin, Texas on Super Tuesday.
Here’s the deal: I’ve about had it with the political process. While normally I would pull the lever for the nominee with (R) next to his name if for no other reason than Supreme Court nominees, I don’t know that I can bring myself to do that this year. Instapundit comments about “teaching the Republicans a lesson” that they seem immune to learning. I’m not concerned about that now. I know they won’t learn. I know that the people running for office who actually have a chance of winning shouldn’t be given access to the levers of power.
I’m at the point where I know things can and probably will go as they have gone in the petri-dish of the UK, and I don’t see any way to stop it. I’m at the point where I almost – almost – want to help pull it all down.
[email protected] IT. I’ll write-in Thompson on election day.
All hail President Clinton.
Edited to add:
For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.