After Fred Thompsonâ€™s mediocre showing in Saturdayâ€™s South Carolina Republican primary — which his campaign said was a â€œmust winâ€ — it wasnâ€™t surprising that he dropped out of the presidential race today. Despite initial support from conservative Republicans and the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, Thompsonâ€™s campaign never got going, in part because of perceptions that Thompson rarely got going. One campaign insider complained to the Washington Post: â€œHis rivals would do more in a day than Fred would do in a month.â€
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