The comments from day one about the Fred Thompson for President campaign have been that he lacked the “fire in the belly” to run for President.

He didn’t have the resolve to campaign hard, to schmooze and fund raise like the rest of the candidates.

The latest one takes the cake.

The CNN political ticker give us these enlightening quotes from the man who was once considered the dream candidate by many conservatives and Reagan Republicans:

“I’m not particularly interested in running for president,” the former senator said at a campaign event in Burlington when challenged by a voter over his desire to be commander-in-chief.

“But I think I’d make a good president,” Thompson continued. “I have the background, capability, and concern to do this and I’m doing it for the right reasons.”

I mean for Pete’s sake Fred, even if you aren’t interested, while you’re still in the race, have the freaking intelligence to not tell anyone!

With that quote, Fred has quickly moved to number one on my list of GOP candidates to bow out after Iowa and New Hampshire are done.

See ya Fred, we hardly knew ya!