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Vote 2008: Dixie goes down


Thompson ends presidential run

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Fred Thompson, actor and Republican contender, dropped his bid for the presidency today. The Sheffield native had been in the race barely five months and a handful of primaries/caucuses before bowing out.

He previously served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee for eight years before taking a role on the NBC drama, “Law and Order.” (Insert chung-chung sound effect.) His fund-raising and campaign stops included a $1,000-per-couple shindig in Mountain Brook in July, before he even announced his run.

Alabama, which holds its presidential primary in two weeks, has never had a native serve as President or Vice President. Two American Idols, but no Commanders-in-Chief.

Were you a Fredhead? Who will you support now?

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2 Yips for “Vote 2008: Dixie goes down”

  1. Ginny
    Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 9:33 pm

    Is this because Serena’s a lesbian?

  2. Wade
    Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 9:37 pm

    Oh, if only he had dropped out with that line …

    Pack ’em, pack ’em and pack ’em in.

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