"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States.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," Mr. Thompson said in a statement released this afternoon.Considering his horrible performance, Thompson's withdraw isn't surprising but it also comes on the same day that Mike Huckabee is acknowledging that a slight cash flow problem is resulting in some of his staff having to go without a paycheck while others are leaving the campaign altogether.
Added to the above problems is the fact that Rudy Giuliani, whom is in the midst of his own money troubles, has consistently contended that he would be putting less emphasis on the early contests to focus on Florida. Sounds good doesn't it Rudy? Unfortunately even with the massive money he has spent in the sunshine state, the latest polls have him behind John McCain and Mitt Romney (though at least he is finally ahead of Ron Paul).
So even on the day when only one of the GOP contenders has quit, several of the remaining candidates seem to be on life support. Personally, as long as Huckabee and Paul aren't the winners, I could care less as to whom gets the nod on the right. But if I had to pick, I would look to John McCain. Certainly not because he could win or has the values I subscribe to, as that couldn't be farther from the truth, but because it would be like fingernails on the chalkboard to so many right-wing talking heads.