While I was no cheerleader for Fred Thompson, with his departure from the race we can almost be assured of at least 4 more years of the massive illegal immigration we have all been accustomed to.
Sure, there's Ron Paul, but he has his other "foibles" that almost assure he won't be re-elected.
All that is left from the two major parties, that continue to destroy America, is:
John "Amnesty" McCain
Rudy "Sanctuary Mayor" Giuliani
Mike "Mexican Consulates for all and in-state tuition for illegal aliens" Huckabee
Mitt "last minute immigration enforcement" Romney
... and don't even get me started on the Democrats
Unless there is a viable third party candidate, the American people can expect the same lip service from our next Executive in Chief that we have gotten for the past 4 decades.
The only recourse we have at this time is to focus on the congressional races. All of the House members are up for re-election and 34 of the Senators. If we truly care about this country we will do our best to ensure that the current crop of bums - with a dismal approval rating that I'm guessing is on par with the world view outside of Germany of Hitler at the height of Word War II, somewhere around 11-13 percent - are thrown out on their ass and people are put in who actually care about the American people.
And no I didn't just invoke Godwin's law by bringing Hitler into this. I'm just stating the truth.