As of 2:00 PM MT on Tuesday Jan 22nd, Fmr Senator Fred Thompson is no longer continuing his bid for the White House.
The candidate that broke into the scene with authority and inevitability this summer had trouble maintaining his early surge of popularity, and subsequently, of organizing an effective campaign leading up to the Super Tuesday showdown. After a series of very disappointing showings, Thompson has announced that he will be withdrawing from the race.
Thompson has decided not to make an endorsement in the race between the remaining candidates, which could prove to be a boost to the Huckabee campaign, and a hit to Romney and McCain who could have used such an endorsement to clearly come ahead as the front-runner.
Now, with a new field of candidates, all eyes are on Florida!