The Washington Post is reporting that Fred Thompson has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president.
Where does that leave conservatives?
Thompson was supposed to be the new Ronald Reagan, the man who could build a conservative coalition similar to what Reagan did.
Only one problem. Somebody forgot to tell Republican voters.
Thompson finished near the bottom of the pack in all the GOP contests so far.
So what's a Reagan conservative to do? There's not much to pick from.
Front-runner John McCain has a checkered past with the McCain-Feingold campaign donation restrictions and the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill and let's not forget that McCain opposed the Bush tax cuts.
Mitt Romney? Are you kidding me? This guy was elected governor in the Socialist Republic of Massachusetts.
Rudy Giuliani? Is he still running? It's hard to get excited about a candidate who draws 3 percent of the vote. And let's not talk about Giuliani's stand on abortion, gun control and same-sex marriage.
Mike Huckabee? Not unless he picks Chuck Norris as his vice presidential running mate.
Ron Paul? Wrong party.
As I said before, what's a conservative to do?