From The Politico:
“But previous indications that he’d announce the day after the holiday to participate in the Fox News-sponsored GOP debate in New Hampshire on Sept. 5 now appear to be inoperative. One Thompson source wouldn’t reveal exactly when the launch would come but conceded that Thompson’s presence at the forum was “very unlikely”
There were already rumors swirling around that Thompson would not get into the race before October, but this is the first source that I have seen from the Thompson campaign itself suggesting the same thing.
Still, something is deffinately up with the Thompson campaign, and I think it extends beyond a simple desire to have a solid organization or a want to avoid debates. I am seriously beginning to believe that Thompson is not going to get in at all. As for the exact reason, I can’t say for sure, but speculation ranges from bad fundraising numbers to a relapse of Thompson’s cancer. I don’t want to speculate on that, but I think the more likely reason is that he missed his big opportunity, and now no time seems perfect.