There is no shortage of cheap jokes we could make at the expense of Governor Tommy Thompson and his now abandoned presidential bid. But the jolly man from Wisconsin deserves kudos for making a go of it in the face of ridiculously long odds. It ain’t easy running for president, and it sure ain’t easy exposing yourself to the media and voters. (Just ask Phillip McCracken.)

RIP Tommy Thompson for President 2008, RIP. We shall miss you.