In fact, I doubt his heart was ever in it.
UPDATED THOUGHTS: This strikes me as odd timing. Sure, he hasn’t done well so far, but he’s got some delegates in his column (see sidebar at right) — more than Giuliani and Ron Paul. He’s also got some money. Maybe he’s just disappointed that he didn’t do well in South Carolina (Thompson being from the South and all). Still, one would have thought he would ride it out a little longer, unless (as I suspect) his heart really wasn’t in it in the first place.