Friday, January 4, 2008

Thompson says Campaign will Continue

  • Thompson Says Campaign Will Continue

  • Friday January 4, 2008 5:46 AM

  • Associated Press Writer
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Fred Thompson remained upbeat despite failing to win or finish second in the Iowa caucuses.
  • Thompson congratulated his opponents - Mike Huckabee won the vote and Mitt Romney finished second - and said he was looking forward to the contests in New Hampshire next Tuesday and beyond.
  • As of midnight, Thompson and John McCain were in a close race for a third-place finish.
  • ``It looks like somebody is going to need to carry a strong, consistent, conservative message - and it looks like it ought to be me,'' Thompson told a cheering crowd of supporters.
  • It was a message they were eager to hear. [more here]

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