Fred Thompson has just made a new email appeal for money, asking for another "fill-up" for his "old pickup."
"Yesterday was an amazing day! We got a ticket to the next dance!" he exclaims. "We beat expectations and the 'experts' and finished third. ... But I will be honest. I must have your help. The resources that we invested there were well spent, but have left the cupboard a little bare. We had a strong showing but we've got some more ground to cover."
After a little bitching about reporters who have been scoffing at his campaign, Thompson says he's trying to raise a half-million dollars over the next week to keep his candidacy afloat through South Carolina. "I'm in this race for the long haul and I want to win," he says.