This is a shame, I had been hoping that Allen would throw his support behind Romney – and give him the boost he needs in the South. That however, is not going to happen. I really think the only thing Romney needs is a big endorsement from a Southerner – there are still a good number of endorsements that are, as of yet, unclaimed. I still think there is a good chance Romney could pick up the endorsement from Newt Gingrich, or one of the Southern Governors, but I’m not sure anything will compare to the endorsement of Allen – who was the GOP frontrunner until he lost his re-election campaign in a very close race. I’m not sure that it will provide any beneift to Thompson, but it will stop another candidate from getting a post-endorsement boost.