South Carolina is considered Fred Thompson's due or die state. Voters go to the polls there today, but Ed Morissey doesn't believe that Thompson will drop out if he doesn't win.
Thompson's score won't be enough for him to gain many delegates, but it does appear to be enough to prevail over Romney for third place, and that should keep him in the race through February 5th.
That prediction should be heartening to Fred Heads.
Thompson needs to stay in the race and to keep clobbering his opponents in the debate.