Virginia Gov. Jim
Gilmore pulls out of the Presidential Race
On Saturday, the Republican
and Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced that he is dropping out
of the 2008 Presidential Elections chase.
crowded Republican presidential race is now down by one, after
on Saturday the Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore decided to leave the
2008 chase. Gilmore published the following on his website:
"It has become apparent to me that the combination of my late
start, and the front-loaded nature of the primary schedule, have
made it impractical to continue to pursue this path towards
further public service. I believe that it takes years of
preparation to put in place both the political and financial
infrastructure to contest what now amounts to a one-day national
primary in February."
With the withdrawal of Jim Gilmore, the
Republican field has shrunk down to nine candidates, but the
former senator from Tennessee Fred Thompson could bring the
number back to 10.
The odds on Jim Gilmore to be chosen as
the Republican Presidential Candidate for the 2008 Elections
were 60/1, as posted by the online bookmaker
Bodog Sports, which made him
the underdog of the GOP race. Fred Thompson, although still only
a prospective candidate, is already among the Republican
favorite with odds 2/1, trailing only behind Rudy Giuliani with
odds 3/2. Fred Thompson even has odds better than Mitt Romney's
On the funny side of the 2008
Presidential - Stephen Colbert is still on the books with odds
on becoming the next President of the United States of 800/1.
Published on 07/15/2007
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