Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia is now the seventh GOP hopeful to form an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2008 joining former Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, and California Congressman Duncan Hunter.
Now it's starting to get exciting. Mitt Romney has set the benchmark for fundraising in a single day at an impressive $6.54 mil, and Gilmore is touting himself as the only true conservative in the race. Giuliani appears to be the only potential candidate showing little or no interest in reaching conservatives in contrast to McCain, who having been censured by a number of conservative groups, is working harder than ever to court conservatives every chance he gets. Although, we aren't hearing much from Congressman Duncan Hunter, fellow conservative Congressman Trent Franks from Arizona gave his endorsement some time ago.
Any more late arrivals?