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Thompson 'taking time' to make GOP prez announcement
AP via KnoxNews ^ | 8/15/7

Posted on 08/15/2007 12:20:09 PM PDT by SmithL

Will the leading non-candidate for the Republican presidential nomination get into the race in time for a debate next month in New Hampshire?

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is expected to get into the race in early September, about the time of the Sept. 5 debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. But Thompson’s unofficial White House campaign says no date has been set for any announcement.

Asked today by a Nashville radio commentator whether Sept. 5 is likely to be the day, Thompson said: “I can’t give you a particular date, but sounds like you’re in the neighborhood.

“I’m taking the time that I’ve got allotted to me to get my team together, to get my act together.”

He travels to Iowa on Friday for his first visit to the leadoff caucus state. Thompson’s first visit to New Hampshire was in June, when he spoke at a party fundraiser in Bedford.

Washington has been buzzing about the timing of a formal announcement for weeks, with traditional media outlets and online entities breathlessly reporting the supposed date.

First it was supposed to be July 4. Then, sometime that holiday week. Then by the end of that month.

Then, Thompson decided to wait until the fall to become a full-fledged candidate. That allowed him to skip several debates, and, instead, spend the time working on strategy and policy. The current run of “Law & Order” shows also will be over by then, meaning Thompson doesn’t run into legal issues over how much TV air time he gets as a candidate.

In recent days, various reports have definitively said Thompson’s announcement is scheduled for Labor Day, Sept. 3. But Thompson officials say anyone reporting a precise date is jumping the gun.


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KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections; fredthompson; fredwho; gop; hunterites; republicans; rudymcromney; runfredrun
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1 posted on 08/15/2007 12:20:13 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

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2 posted on 08/15/2007 12:21:26 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: SmithL
The number of Fredheads is dropping off.... he keeps jerking people around. Like I said, get in or get out. If you want to run a campaign - be serious. The rest of the field are, Fred. The question - are you?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 08/15/2007 12:23:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ejonesie22

Of course he’s ‘taking time’. That’s what lazy people do!

This article is silly. How would someone so old and sick possibly ‘jump a gun’?? The very idea is laughable.

Did you see how nice Mitt’s hair looked today?


4 posted on 08/15/2007 12:24:00 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: SmithL

The current run of “Law & Order” shows also will be over by then, meaning Thompson doesn’t run into legal issues over how much TV air time he gets as a candidate.

that’s the real reason.


5 posted on 08/15/2007 12:24:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: goldstategop
And we have lift off, lift off and the clock is operating...

BTW, don’t bet on the numbers dropping off. Some are just tired of typing against the wind...

6 posted on 08/15/2007 12:25:00 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: SmithL

If my count is right! It is only 46 days till “The Great October Surprise”....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......


7 posted on 08/15/2007 12:25:31 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: LexBaird; Petronski

Lex, do you want to post your Lucy pic?


8 posted on 08/15/2007 12:25:42 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Fred Thompson 2008! Taking America Back for Conservatives!)
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To: ejonesie22

He’s only taking time, because he’s awaiting marching orders from the Council on Foreign Relations. That’s where his orders come from. As soon as the signals get to him from the mothership, he’ll be able to announce a date.

Hunter McRomney 2008!!


9 posted on 08/15/2007 12:25:46 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: ari-freedom

Yup, been expalining that too, but it takes a pretty big stick sometimes...


10 posted on 08/15/2007 12:26:18 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: ejonesie22

Aw, come on...let the Rudybooster bet. I’ll gladly take his money. :p


11 posted on 08/15/2007 12:26:26 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: goldstategop

The number of Fredheads is dropping off? I see he’s still neck and neck with Rudy..

Most Americans (unlike us!) are paying no attention to the nominations at this point- it’s August.

Stay tuned- the best is yet to come from Fred:)


12 posted on 08/15/2007 12:26:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: SmithL
First it was supposed to be July 4. Then, sometime that holiday week. Then by the end of that month.

AP recirculating old Politico / MSM lies.

You can practically hear the AP reporting stamping his angry little feet, LOL!

13 posted on 08/15/2007 12:27:16 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: SmithL

Fred,

Jump in please. I’m ready to be inspired.


14 posted on 08/15/2007 12:27:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

He’s so dreamy...

Makes Fred just look so old and worn out...,

And that hair! Oh, girl...


15 posted on 08/15/2007 12:27:50 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: goldstategop

Don’t tell me you’re a Giuliani man!


16 posted on 08/15/2007 12:28:29 PM PDT by Petronski (Just say no to Rudy McRomney.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I can wait until September 4 or 5....seems reasonable to me.


17 posted on 08/15/2007 12:29:13 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
BTW did you check those broadcast frequencies with CFR control. Need to up the band in New Hampshire...

Oops, forgot we are on FR again, sorry...

18 posted on 08/15/2007 12:29:16 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: goldstategop

Are you stamping your feet impatiently too?

LOL


19 posted on 08/15/2007 12:29:18 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Candy, meet baby...


20 posted on 08/15/2007 12:29:59 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: SmithL

This is actually smart. The later he comes in, the fresher he’ll seem. Whether I’ll vote for him or not remains to be seen.


21 posted on 08/15/2007 12:30:37 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: 1Old Pro
I can wait until September 4 or 5....seems reasonable to me.

I can wait until about September 6th, but not much more than that.

22 posted on 08/15/2007 12:30:47 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: prairiebreeze

I’m going to hold my breath until he declares!


23 posted on 08/15/2007 12:31:00 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: ejonesie22
Oh, and he's such a campaigner too! He just LIVES for it! I've never see ANYONE work so hard EVER!!

AND he can tell you the weather in 41 states off the top of his head! What more could you ask for? :D

24 posted on 08/15/2007 12:31:14 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: NeoCaveman

What are they so worked up about.....just a few months ago Fred was happily making TV shows........yet he was tapped and is preparing for a presidential run....let the guy get ready, he will jump when he jumps.


25 posted on 08/15/2007 12:32:16 PM PDT by tioga (Instead of "finding" yourself -- CREATE yourself!)
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To: ejonesie22

You need more tin foil! I learned the hard way not to use the fancy teflon coated kind. That set me back weeks in getting my marching orders from the mothership.


26 posted on 08/15/2007 12:32:48 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
I think he should campaign with Jim Cantori since it’s hurricane season...
27 posted on 08/15/2007 12:33:13 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

That hair looks like Grecian Formula.......and is that a fake tan?


28 posted on 08/15/2007 12:33:14 PM PDT by tioga (Instead of "finding" yourself -- CREATE yourself!)
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To: tioga

NO HE MUST DO IT NOW NOW NOW!

NOW Damn it!

YOU HEAR ME FRED I DEMAND IT!


29 posted on 08/15/2007 12:34:06 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: SE Mom

Yeah, yeah...like you don’t see that FredHeads are running away from Fred like crazy! Sure!

Every day more and more of them discover that John Cox is the only true conservative in the race. Judging by his performance at Ames, he’s only $10 away from the Presidency.

Cox/Hunter 2008!!


30 posted on 08/15/2007 12:34:58 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

P-

I hate it when that happens...

E-


31 posted on 08/15/2007 12:35:02 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I thought it was $11.95


32 posted on 08/15/2007 12:35:48 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: Petronski

Ping to #24...I forgot to include you when I posted it. :)


33 posted on 08/15/2007 12:35:50 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: ejonesie22

Well, I don’t want to give the fundraisers more work than they can handle.


34 posted on 08/15/2007 12:36:29 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: tioga

There’s only 19 weeks until the Hawkeye Caucii,

18 weeks really as everyone will take Christmas week off.


35 posted on 08/15/2007 12:37:19 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ejonesie22
He’s so dreamy...Makes Fred just look so old and worn out...,And that hair! Oh, girl...

Is this the way we pick candidates now? So, what do you think of the Breck Girl?

36 posted on 08/15/2007 12:41:28 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: SmithL
Yikes, I hope he does not agree to the silly utube “debate” on the DNC’s CNN.
37 posted on 08/15/2007 12:42:01 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: SmithL

38 posted on 08/15/2007 12:43:17 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I drink coffee for your protection.)
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To: tioga
Grecian Formula

Your post reminded me of an old Mary Tyler Moore show where Ted Baxter used that stuff to dye his hair, LOL!

Guess I hadn't heard that Ted Knight passed away. I always though his character was the best on the whole show, LOL!

39 posted on 08/15/2007 12:44:41 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Here is my guy, the great master himself recommends him!



"Great in him the force is it, the next President be he it will"


40 posted on 08/15/2007 12:45:42 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: goldstategop

I think he has already hurt himself.


41 posted on 08/15/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT by gulfcoast6 (Tis a day the Lord hath made!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

True, true...


42 posted on 08/15/2007 12:46:22 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: McGruff

Sigh...

I knew we should not have given the sarcasm tags the week off...


43 posted on 08/15/2007 12:47:28 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: NeoCaveman

It really hasn’t mattered much yet, despite the frantic FReepers. But, he has to commit in September and do some real campaigning or he will just be a footnote in hx.


44 posted on 08/15/2007 12:48:24 PM PDT by tioga (Instead of "finding" yourself -- CREATE yourself!)
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To: gulfcoast6

Well I did see him limping a bit the other day, but he looks fine now...


45 posted on 08/15/2007 12:49:00 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; Petronski

Did you ask Petronski if you could use the weatherman pic? ;)


46 posted on 08/15/2007 12:49:27 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: tioga

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying “it’s too late” I’m just saying it’s beginning to get close.

Only 140 or some days until the Hawkeye Caucii


47 posted on 08/15/2007 12:50:00 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Did you see how nice Mitt’s hair looked today?

a little too crunchy...

48 posted on 08/15/2007 12:50:53 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: ejonesie22

I have a new name for Fred Thompson: Pa Kettle.

Remember Pa Kettle - always procrastinating?

His famous line (after stepping on a loose plank of wood in the porch that would hit him in the head): “I’m gonna do that ... someday.”


49 posted on 08/15/2007 12:51:30 PM PDT by bethtopaz (I'm a flag-wavin' American! Support our beloved troops!)
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To: SE Mom; perfect_rovian_storm

S’okay, s’okay. No prob. Perf’s a friend of ours.


50 posted on 08/15/2007 12:51:46 PM PDT by Petronski (Just say no to Rudy McRomney.)
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