Skip to comments.Fred Thompson on the Move
Posted on 08/08/2007 4:40:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With a re-vamped Web site, a new Weekly Update e-mail to supporters, and the announcement of top campaign hires, the still-unofficial presidential campaign of actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson edges ever closer to officialdom this week.
As part of the flurry of activity, Thompson informed supporters he was taking the month of August to travel around the country and speak with voters. Its not quite two-a-days, but I think were building some real momentum. To keep that momentum, were shifting into higher gear, Thompson wrote in his inaugural e-mail update, released Tuesday,
On Wednesday, the campaign announced that Bill Lacy, a former Reagan White House political aide, had joined as chairman of Friends of Fred Thompson. Lacey worked on the presidential campaigns of Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, and also worked on Thompsons 2004 Senate run.
As I move toward a decision on whether to run for president, I am confident he will take our operations to the next level, Thompson said in a statement.
The campaign also named Randy Enwright national political director of the testing the waters campaign. Enwright, a Florida native, has served as executive director for the state GOP in Florida and Iowa and served as political director of the Missouri Republican Party, in addition to work on campaigns for all three Bushs presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Linda Rozett, a spokeswoman for Friends of Fred Thompson, wouldnt give a date for an announcement, but many observers expect Thompson to make his run official in early September.
I like Fred but he needs to decide. What he is doing now is taking away from real conservative alternatives leaving nobody but Rudy. I can’t say who is going to win in ‘08, and neither can Rush Limbaugh or any other pundit. But I’ve got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach if Rudy gets the republican nod. Right now, as much as I like Thompson, the only thing I can say conclusively is that is what he is bringing about.
Fred Thompson ping!
He just needs to go ahead and declare and stop piddling around. He has had plenty of time to “explore” and he has to see he is the odds on favorite. The day he officially throws his hat into the ring is the day all the rest of the GOP candidates will become irrelevant. But he needs to do it now.
Aw, he’s just playing with us. He’ll drag it out then throw his support to Ron Paul...
In before the pissants start in....oh wait. Too late
Well, I’m not sure that waiting is such a disadvantage for Fred, other than annoying supporters like me, who want him to declare.
He hasn’t missed much..meaningless debates, etc.
It may have put a delay in his fundraising but that will accelerate quickly once he declares. Lots of people are holding money, waiting on that.
We are an impatient society, but I kind of admire Fred for not letting himself be stampeded into moving before he is ready.
This a FR News Alert: Fred Thompson is still a RINO.....
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Now, do I believe that, hell no.. but calling one of the few real conservatives (Thompson or Hunter) in the race a RINO pretty much sets the bar to the point, that the R is an extinct species and we might as well give up and move to another country and give it to Hilldog.
What to do, What to do...
Oh yeah, say Bullcrap...
Yeah, but when your scale starts to the right of John Birch...
Parade, that Sunday insert that unfortunately comes with the New York Post, answered a question from a reader by saying it's a matter of all the actors in Law & Order losing their residuals once the reruns are forced to stop. A showbiz answer, if I ever heard one, but there could be a bit of truth to it, I don't really know.
Meanwhile, Constitution Day, September 17, seems the perfect time to announce. The weakly political are back from their summer beach reading, it's not 9/11 but is close to it, so it will still be in everyone's mind . . .
We were typing at the same time . . .
I would be happy to send funds to his campaign, but not until he announces.
Ronald Reagan was a RINO. Why, he was even a DEMOCRAT at one point!!!
Well who’s your pick then?
I’m not sure what the point is of campaigning when virtually no one outside of news junkies and the political blogosphere are really paying attention to the race. The only really useful thing he can do right now is get organized, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.
He can’t that would tantamount to declaring and would defeat the wole reason he is holding back...
Nothing like starting off on a negative note.
“Aw, hes just playing with us. Hell drag it out then throw his support to Ron Paul...”
That there’s funny... I don’t care who you are!
Universal Health Care is almost a done deal.. all it will take is a democrat President..
The democrats will Amnesty 20+ million brand new (voting)democrats in 2008..
OH!.. with blessings of George Bush..
Reagan was nothing but a fancy hippie...
It won’t be long now, he’ll run, I’m sure, and probably go on to win the presidency.
I will agree with those who say he waited just a tad too long, he’s peaked, there’s impatience now.
By Labour Day at the latest.
Damn, I can’t type all of the sudden...
Those pinko commie pigs??
No one can hold a candle to Ron Paul’s conservative credentials..
My favorite Reagan-ism was when Sam Donaldson asked him something like, “Don’t you think that you are responsible, at least in part, for all of the homeless in America”?
Reagan said something along the lines of, “You know Sam, I do. I was once a democrat you know”!
I don’t know...
I have my doubts about Dr. Paul.
In fact, I have my doubts about EVERYONE, save me and thee...
And I’m kinda wonderin’ about thee.
grassyass de-nada back at you FRiend! ;-)
Damn, you caught me...
I voted for Reagan...
I feel so...
Doritos and Fritos de nacho grande...
No matter what kind of person Fred Thompson is, this is lame. I hope he gets in and we all can see exactly what Thompson is made out of. So far I am far from impressed, but I have not written him off.
When it comes to taken a consistent sand on conservative issues across the board, Tancredo is the most conservative.
Hunter is less conservative than a number of candidates on the issue of government spending. Even McCain, who is often vilified as a RINO, has a better record on limiting government spending than Hunter. I like Hunter’s personality but am a bit surprised that many consider him the most conservative in the race. Perhaps, because limiting the role of the federal government is such a cornerstone issue for me, I really do not see him as a very strong conservative.
Thank God for that. I was more impressed by Newt until his caving on the Global Warming issue in the love-fest with Kerrey.
As I approach the big 3-0, with every passing day, I’ve come to realize that one quality stands out.
One quality in a person that defines their character, and by which all other aspects of their lives correlate.
It is humility.
Thompson has it.
Giuliani, Gingrich and all the Democrats running do not.
Humility makes the world a beautiful place.
There is one mistake in this, Fred didn’t run in 2004. I think it was ten years earlier in 1994 that Lacy helped with his campaign. Wow, a reporter doesn’t do a good job of fact checking. Who would have thought that?
SLap Slap.. WAKE UP.. The earth has been warming for 10,000 years else the great lakes would be frozen to the bottom..
Pray and Hope the warming does not STOP...
Al Gump is just a moron thats got it a bit wrong..
What is the EXACT date of the LAST Law and Order rerun?
Hell if I know. I only watch the History Channel and the Millitary channel.
Oh and Monk.
I think it is the first week in September when all the new season shows run on the “used to be” big 3...