Well for one, he hasnt even announced he plans to run.
Secondly, he has been MIA for the last six years while the party has taken a beating. Where has he been? The left and the MSN have waged a full court press against the party for the last six years, and I am only NOW hearing his name. I dont like that.
Third, I think America has Bush fatigue and I think he conjurs up the same image. I hate to say that, becuase I love W. It (Bush fatigue) is just what I am hearing on the street from peole who dont post on politcal forums. You know..the every day Joe!
I have no doubt FT could shore up the GOP ticket. Head and shoulders over Duncan. I just dont think he will get America excited about going to voting the booth and large turnouts usually favor the GOP.
I asked why he couldn't win if he did. This is irrelevant.
Secondly, he has been MIA for the last six years while the party has taken a beating. Where has he been?
First, he's been working for a living, unlike the vast majority of his former colleagues in the Senate. Second, and more to the point, the party has been taking a beating because we have too many people like Rudy out in front and not enough people like Thompson!
It (Bush fatigue) is just what I am hearing on the street from peole who dont post on politcal forums. You know..the every day Joe!
This is the most important thing I'm going to write today, so read carefully:
I have learned one thing that is beyond doubt in the political arena: The I-can-tell-the-vote-will-go-this-way-based-on-my-personal-conversations method is about as reliable as reading chicken entrails. It is absolutely, positively worthless in every way for judging a candidate or party's chances.
It's what convinced the DUers they were about to get the White House in '04 (there were umpteen posts about how the exit polls must be right, because I talked to all these people...etc.) and convinced some Freepers that we were going to hold the Congress in '06. I could provide more examples, but you get the point.
And besides, I'm guessing you haven't been asking these people about Thompson.
I'd like to note that for the second time in the same thread, I'm saying someone can win based on their past performance, and you're saying they can't based on speculation that has nothing to do with any empirical fact. Instructive...