Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson had dropped out of the President race. If this press conference is any indication of how he ran his campaign, it is clear why he is now dropping out. Please note the series of clichés that he strings together.
The problem with Governor Thompson is that he really did not have any national recognition prior to his announcement. I’m still to figure out why Mitt Romney has gotten so much attention. He really did not have a national name prior to running either. Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Fred Thompson have national recognition.
Look for Newt Gingrich to try to get into the race in late September. All the Republican front-runners have shot themselves in the foot in one way or another. Republican voters are still looking for something else, I’m not sure that Newt Gingrich is it but there may be a window of opportunity for Newt Gingrich.