The Fred Thompson campaign is over.
I’ve received a number of e-mails about starting up a write-in campaign. While I understand the passion it’s misguided energy. If Fred didn’t do better than third when he was in the race do you really expect him to do better as a write-in? That doesn’t make any sense.
Our candidate is gone, but the conservative ideas he advanced aren’t. When it comes time to vote in your primary or caucus you need to pick the man who you think will best represent conservative values as the Republican nominee. None of them are as good as Fred. Voting doesn’t mean you have to actively work for Mitt or John or Rudy or Mike. You can spend your time helping state and local conservatives get elected.
I haven’t endorsed anyone, and I don’t know if I will.
What I hope you don’t do is throw your hands up and quit. Fred inspired many. I know he’ll want us to “stand strong” and fight for the “First Principles” that has made America great for so long.