Skip to comments.FREDDY, SET, GO! HERE COMES THOMPSON
Posted on 08/17/2007 9:47:53 AM PDT by SmithL
IN JUST two weeks, Fred Thompson will finally announce his formal entry into the 2008 presidential race and instantly become the biggest Republican threat to Rudy Giuliani.
The long-anticipated move by the former "Law and Order" star begins today with his arrival at the Iowa State Fair, where he will face his first real test before actual voters. Giuliani still holds a 10-point advantage over him in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics, but Thompson has seen his own support steadily grow while Giuliani's slowly erodes, from a high of nearly 40 percent earlier this year to below 30 percent now.
The biggest question for Republicans frustrated with the field is whether Thompson has waited so long to enter the race that he's blown any chance of capturing the nomination.
In the months since he began openly flirting with the idea, Thompson's fund-raising has disappointed supporters, he's burned through staff, and a negative story line about his wife, Jeri, meddling with the staff has begun to dog the campaign.
Yet he remains in the strongest position to pick off Giuliani, and hopes to become the real straight talker with big, gutsy ideas whose conservative credentials are beyond reproach.
Thompson's biggest gift over the last few months has been the collapse of Arizona Sen. John McCain's campaign. Once the presumed favorite, McCain is skidding barely above single digits in national polls.
Traditional political observers, of course, go berserk if you consider national polls.
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Send me a private reply and I’ll take you up on that bet.
I’ll take that bet! Seriously, if you are?
I’ll second that. He’s well suited for the commentator role. Not so much a Republican frontrunner.
Another Mitt booster spewing nonsense. The fear of Fred is strong here...
I only take PayPal.
Break me off a piece of that.
So we have fans of the guy who bought a victory in the Ames straw poll. And the guy who barely registered.
Meanwhile, Fred is stealing the thunder less than a week afterwards. Again.
If he does announce before 8-31-07, I will pay you $50.
Do you have PayPal?
Scared say scared?
Fear of what? A non-candidate whose credentials include Law & Order and filling in for Paul Harvey? Hardly something that has me quivering in my boots.
You want a piece of the action?
Wanna put a 50 on it?
What a chicken. Every report to date says Fred won't announce until after Labor Day.
BWAK BWAK BWAK. Another Mitt booster talks big but doesn't back it up.
For a supposed frontrunner that finished 7th, you shouldn't really be casting stones about Ames.
Scared say scared.....dirt boy!
Hate to have to yet again remind the Hunter contingent of the obvious, but those credentials give Fred the charisma that Hunter is so lacking. The fact that you downplay them, while ignoring that Fred has won two statewide elections while Hunter has never won outside a safe Congressional District, shows just how poor your understanding of modern presidential politics is.
you’re on for $50
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda
BWAK BWAK BWAK. Yeah, you talk big with your fifty-spot, then subsequently base the bet on a deadline no one has mentioned.
BWAK BWAK b-BWAAAK!
See the terms and limitations in post 11. This guy is worse than the average credit card reward plan.
He will announce on September 5th from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
I think you’re gonna pick up a few bucks.
Isn’t Tennessee considered a “safe” Republican state? Just like New York is a “safe” Democrat state.
Want to try again?
http://Vets4Fred.net It's time for Vets to sign up!
Considering he wasn't even officially entered, yet he beat out Hunter who was, I'd rethink that line of attack as well as your previous one.
Its booked W04MAN. Good luck on that bet.
another 50 here.
People are salivating for a candidate they can get excited about. If Fred can get a handle on his organization, he’ll not only enter, but he will win.
Retired Greyhound, its in the book. Good luck on that bet.
Gee, you are absolutely correct. The guy Fred replaced was that hard-core Republican Al Gore. And in 1996, when Fred ran for a full term, Tennessee was carried by that hard-right pubbie Bill Clinton.
BWAHAAHAH! That's three strikes! Wanna nother at-bat, because you just struck out on this one.
“Scared say scared.....dirt boy!”
How old are you, 12?
ImpBill, Im serious....you in?
You can educate ignorant, you can't cure stupid.
” . . .begins today with his arrival at the Iowa State Fair, where he will face his first real test before actual voters”
That’s right; he has not faced any “actual voters” yet, while the other guys have been walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Thanks for reminding us.
It's sad, really.
Abuse report has been filed for taunting. Wanna keep it up?
how about if Fred enters, you send him the $50.
If he keeps BSing, i’ll send $50 to your guy (who is your guy?)
Hmmm...I won’t give you $50 by August 31st but I will bet $25 by Sept 7th.
As Capt Renault said in Casablanca, “I’m only a poor corrupt official”.
You wade into this thread with a combative, anti-Fred post, got your tail handed to you for your lame posts in return (your claim of Tennessee being a safe GOP state when Fred ran is a true classic), and then you mash abuse. Awwww...
Petrushka the Dancing Bear.
Keep digging yourself a hole. Your personal attacks aren't fazing me one bit.
Once upon a time, Al Gore was a pretty strong social conservative Blue Dog.
Sad to see what’s happened to the man.
I’d rather just have the $50
“Abuse report has been filed for taunting. Wanna keep it up?
Yeah, you can dish it out with your nonsensical talk about Fred, but you can't take it when your nonsense is thrown right back in your face.
But at least you are smart enough to not come back out of the dugout for another at-bat, given that you struck out on three pitches on your first at-bat.
“Keep digging yourself a hole. Your personal attacks aren’t fazing me one bit.”
You’re trailing me in abuse reports by a couple. Get with the program!
Wow. A whole post without using a cat call. I’m impressed.
So tell me. What makes Fred Thompson so great?
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