"'I believe that there are millions of Americans who know that our security and
prosperity are at risk if we don't address the challenges of our time,' Thompson
said in a statement. The formal announcement will come in a webcast on September
6, followed by a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. A second leg
will hit Florida and wind up at home in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on September
15. 'We enter this campaign in a strong position,' said campaign manager Bill
Lacy. 'Fred is consistently near the top in the polls, and conservatives across
the country have put together the closest thing to a draft in recent
presidential campaign history in an effort to bring about this day.' But
Thompson's long-delayed formal entry had made some supporters anxious and
sparked complaints he was violating Federal Election Commission laws by running
a shadow campaign."
I was wrong, he is in the race.