In a "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" moment, the story that Fred would concede and support John McCain has been proven to be a total falsehood. The rumor, which was initially reported to be coming from officials "close to the Thompson campaign" did not come from the Thompson campaign, nor anyone connected with it. The question remained, who would put out such a rumor?
From here, via The Corner:
Published reports that Fred Thompson soon will withdraw from the Republican presidential contest and endorse Sen. John McCain have been traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign, trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson.Why the dirty tricks, Mitt? Are you afraid of running on the substance of your convictions and ideas?
Oh wait. There is no substance, is there.