Could Fred Thompson be Mike Huckabee's Kryptonite and allow his old friend John McCain to emerge as Superman in the GOP nomination process? Ed Rollins, Huckabee's campaign chairman, said in an interview yesterday it was his "sense" Thompson was continuing his campaign into South Carolina to pull votes of social conservatives from Huckabee and help McCain win in South Carolina. "If he loses this week, he will quickly endorse McCain," Rollins said. --Perry Bacon Jr. and Paul Kane
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), who has struggled to compete financially for the Republican presidential nomination, will announce tomorrow that he is dropping out of the 2008 contest, the Associated Press reported this morning.
Kansas Senator leads the GOP field in detailing where he stands.
Sam Brownback joins Mitt Romney in the club of GOP candidates whose investments appear to conflict with their position on stem cell research.
New web video in Iowa the latest in Kansas Senator's effort to slow Romney before Saturday's straw poll.