Former Sen. Fred Thompson today dropped his presidential bid. Thompson entered the race in September 2007, more than half a year after most of his rivals. That, along with a luckluster start to his campaigning, doomed the actor and Tennessee Republican.
I still haven't settled on a candidate, but Thompson was one of the ones I considered acceptable. This will narrow the choices.
For those of you voting absentee because of the convenience, this is a case in point of why that's sometimes not a good idea. If you've already sent in your vote for Thompson, you've just wasted your vote.