...unless you add Thompson, which would make it 10 again.
Barely a ripple (emphasis mine):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crowded field for thefor the 2008 . presidential election shrank by one on Saturday when former Virginia Gov. announced he was withdrawing.He has a point.
"It has become apparent to me that the combination of my late start, and the front-loaded nature of the primary schedule, have made it impractical to continue to pursue this path towards further public service," Gilmore said in a statement on his campaign Web site.
"I believe that it takes years of preparation to put in place both the political and financial infrastructure to contest what now amounts to a one-day national primary in February."