When you announce on national television that you are giving serious thought to running for president, you are entering the race. He made that move with the full knowledge that such an announcement would cause his name to be polled along with everyone else, and now he is seeing what it is yielding, for better or worse. And he will make a decision to take the next step or not based on that.
Technically, Rudy and McCain are not in the race, either, since they have not formally announced but only have exploratory committees.
Just to be clear, we are not angry with the Rudy-bashers over here on the Rudy side of the fence. Many of us, including myself, are good, decent conservatives with well-established conservative credentials. Steve Forbes, T. Boone Pickens and many others are over here waiting for the rest to join us. Yesterday we had milk and cookies for you, but alas they were all eaten up by the newcomers who moved us from 27 to 35. Today we have tuna fish sandwiches. Yum.
LOL! speaking of Food - John McCain was giving away free hotdogs during his Bomb Iran speech. Very nice touch!
Rudy and McCain have both said they are in the race, whether they have filed the necessary papers or not. They have also released their contribution accounting numbers, so that puts them in the race.
Thompson has not received one dime, nor spent one dime. He is not yet in the race. I sincerely hope he enters sooner rather than later, just to kick Rudy’s ass all the way to the end of Long Island.
What poll was it where Rudy went from 27% to 35%? It wasn't this poll, in this poll Rudy declined. Again.
While you're at it, in which poll did Thompson decline 8%? Again, it wasn't this poll.