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Even If He’s Blah Tonight, Why Should Fred Drop Out?

The gang on CNN, including Bill Bennett, is talking about Thompson as if his campaign is over.

I realize I’ve been Mr. Don’t-Get-Your-Hopes-Up-Fredheads lately, but even with a mediocre performance tonight, there’s no reason for Fred Thompson to leave the race. He’s apparently put more effort into Louisiana than the other candidates (they vote Tuesday), and there’s a bunch of deep red states he can fight in on Super Duper Tuesday, including his home state of Tennessee.
If there were a clear frontrunner, and this thing was all over, I could see it. But if he really finds some of his other rivals as not-conservatives who are unacceptable to carry the Republican mantle, why not stay in this thing until the end, collect as many delegates as he can, and at the very least, throw them to the one he finds most acceptable at the GOP convention?

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