If McCain and Huckabee are neck and neck in South Carolina, that must mean that Fred Thompson won’t win. And what if?
“Fred Thompson made it clear at a midday campaign stop that he won’t continue in the race without a strong showing out of South Carolina tonight. ‘We’ll see how we have to do, we’ll see what the results are,’ Thompson said, when questioned at a small press availability if he needed to win to go forward. ‘I’ve always said I have to do very well here; there’s no question about that. I stand by that. … We won’t have too much longer to wait.'”
Given what looks like a loss in South Carolina, when will Fred pull out? Tonight? Sunday? And who will he endorse? Romney? McCain? If he gets behind McCain, look for a whole lotta conservative backlash. My guess is he’ll wait out an endorsement until the nomination comes into focus a bit more.
Update: McCain wins South Carolina.
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