I’d be hopping mad if I were Thompson. This story with unnamed sources says he’s dropping out without a “solid third place” showing today. Is it different than speculation as to that result? Sure, because it is reported as factual news from somebody “in the know.” Thompson of course denies it. The only impact of a statement like that is to further depress turnout for Thompson and make the story a self-fulfilling prophecy. Others agree. So among candidates steamed at press coverage no one has more claim to go to head of the line than Thompson.