It turns out that the Federal Election Commission has rules that govern this in or out status. It turns out that blogger Lane Hudson filed an FEC complaint that Thompson was acting more like a candidate than someone who was exploring the possibility of a run at the White House.
I’m not sure that I have this many campaign blunders before a candidate announces that he is actually going to run. McCain has had blunders but that was after he announced. Romney’s mouth is what is tripping him up. Fred Thompson is in a league all of his own. His spokesperson, Burson Snyder, has resigned. Maybe he’ll have all of his campaign staff troubles over before he starts his campaign. (Could it be that many signed up the image of Fred Thompson and they found out that the man was completely different?)