Fred D. Thompson has decided not to formally announce his presidential campaign this month and may wait until September to end the suspense for Republicans, according to several sources in his campaign.Republicans know that there will be a general election, right? With debates and scrutiny and all the rest of the spotlight. Instead of preferring a candidate in polls who is hiding from all of that, you would think they would want to support one who can withstand it.
If the announcement comes in September, it will leave Thompson's candidacy in limbo for another seven weeks. But aides noted that Thompson is doing well in national and state polls and receiving relatively good press...."Why change what's working?" one adviser asked.