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Thompson announcement date likely to come today
The Politico ^ | 8/30/2007 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 08/30/2007 8:54:56 AM PDT by Greystoke

Fred Thompson's campaign-in-waiting will hold a 4 p.m. conference call today with supporters to brief them on plans for the former Tennessee senator's presidential announcement next week, according to an e-mail obtained by Politico.com

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: elections; fred; fredthompson; thompson
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1 posted on 08/30/2007 8:54:59 AM PDT by Greystoke
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To: Greystoke; greyfoxx39

Certainly hope so! It’s about time.

GF ping.


2 posted on 08/30/2007 8:56:24 AM PDT by colorcountry (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. --Voltaire)
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
Fred announcement
3 posted on 08/30/2007 8:56:35 AM PDT by Greystoke
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To: Greystoke

An announcement for an “announcement”??


4 posted on 08/30/2007 8:57:31 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Greystoke

So this 4PM conference is to announce when he is going to announce?


5 posted on 08/30/2007 8:57:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You know a liberal has lost the argument when he calls you a Nazi.)
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To: colorcountry
Sick of waiting Fred. Announce already.
6 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:10 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Greystoke

He’s going to announce that he’s going to announce...???

With politics like this in our country, it’s no wonder we have so many hanging chads...


7 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:13 AM PDT by djf (America welcomes immigrants! Sadly, America welcomes crimmigrants even more...)
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To: Greystoke

Also announced this week ... Fidel Castro is dead ... again


8 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:25 AM PDT by TexGuy
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To: Greystoke
September 4th.
9 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:31 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: Michael Barnes

Yep. I’m pretty psyched.

RINOs beware, Fred is entering the arena. :)


10 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:41 AM PDT by Tears of a Clown
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To: Greystoke

too late.


11 posted on 08/30/2007 8:58:46 AM PDT by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: Michael Barnes

No, An announcement for an “announcement” for an “announcement”................


12 posted on 08/30/2007 8:59:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Greystoke

So they’ve announced that they are going to announce the date when Fred will announce that he’s running?

So basically he has confirmed he will be seeking the presidency... isn’t that sort of the point of the big announcement?


13 posted on 08/30/2007 8:59:59 AM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: Red Badger

He’s announcing his announcement just like I predicted.


14 posted on 08/30/2007 9:00:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>> So this 4PM conference is to announce when he is going to announce?

Wow. Several months of foreplay, followed by... another couple of weeks of foreplay.

You can see why Jeri likes the guy.


15 posted on 08/30/2007 9:01:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Greystoke

Of the announcement, for the announcement, by the announcement.


16 posted on 08/30/2007 9:01:10 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Greystoke

uh, i thought we all knew it was september 4th? whatever, just do it already.


17 posted on 08/30/2007 9:01:15 AM PDT by thefactor
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To: Long Island Pete
Sick of waiting Fred. Announce already.

Yes.....please....

18 posted on 08/30/2007 9:01:46 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: Greystoke

I can finally get rid of my tagline...


19 posted on 08/30/2007 9:02:20 AM PDT by GunRunner (Come on Fred, how long are you going to wait?)
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To: Michael Barnes
An announcement for an “announcement”?

Let's get ready to get ready!

Sheesh! Just do it or don't do it already.

20 posted on 08/30/2007 9:02:26 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: All

Seriously, have any of you actually read the article? There’s going to be a conference call with key backers where the soon-to-be campaign timeline will be discussed. This isn’t an “announcement of an announcement” sort of thing.


21 posted on 08/30/2007 9:02:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: Greystoke

I still think it will be a “October Surprise” in 31 more days!!!!!.........


22 posted on 08/30/2007 9:03:23 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: Sicon

haha...recall from my service days, “stand by to stand by”


23 posted on 08/30/2007 9:05:10 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: GitmoSailor

Hunt for FRed October.


24 posted on 08/30/2007 9:06:09 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: Greystoke

OOOOOOOH IhopeIhopeIhopeIhopeIhope...


25 posted on 08/30/2007 9:08:02 AM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: Greystoke

Washington Post reporting this also:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/08/30/thompson_teases_ending.html

This is smart- ends all the questions about will he, won’t he...and still leaves a few days for prepping for The Announcement.


26 posted on 08/30/2007 9:09:02 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: kevkrom

Aw now, there you go, confusing people with facts....


27 posted on 08/30/2007 9:09:36 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: Greystoke

get in or shut up fred.

enough already.


28 posted on 08/30/2007 9:10:43 AM PDT by postaldave (republicans need spending rehab before trying to control congress again.)
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To: rface

Yeah, you’re right, we need to jump on that Ron Paul speed ball....


29 posted on 08/30/2007 9:10:53 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: Greystoke

30 posted on 08/30/2007 9:10:57 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (TERM LIMITS! NOW!)
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To: Greystoke
Politico.com?

Nah, they've NEVER been wrong before.../sarc
31 posted on 08/30/2007 9:11:00 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: kevkrom

Exactly, but don’t expect that to deter the feet-stampers on the Fred threads.


32 posted on 08/30/2007 9:11:10 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: kevkrom

No- naysayers scan...JTC and then...post in emotional haste:)


33 posted on 08/30/2007 9:11:33 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: ejonesie22

Yeah, those pesky facts are like “Off!” spray for gnats.

I wonder... what tack will they take once they can’t use the “when will he announce (if ever)” tripe?


34 posted on 08/30/2007 9:12:01 AM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: Greystoke

I hope so. The check will then be in the mail.


35 posted on 08/30/2007 9:12:42 AM PDT by therut
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To: All

Ready and waiting Fred. Already supporting you.


36 posted on 08/30/2007 9:13:03 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (If You Support America - Thank a Soldier; If You Support Al-Qaeda - Thank a Democrat!)
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To: Greystoke

annunciation?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation_%28Leonardo%29


37 posted on 08/30/2007 9:13:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (Hunter/Thompson. Or vicee versa)
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To: Petronski

Weren’t we given certain ASSURANCES?

:)


38 posted on 08/30/2007 9:13:39 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: Long Island Pete

“Sick of waiting Fred. Announce already.”

What’s the plan for the new whine after his announcement?

Do we switch to a new one or go back to an old one?

trophy domineering wife
shoes
children
staff
tired

We have so much to look forward to in the campaign ahead. /S


39 posted on 08/30/2007 9:14:57 AM PDT by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Actually an announcement about an announcement about an annoucement.


40 posted on 08/30/2007 9:15:25 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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Fred for president bump!


41 posted on 08/30/2007 9:15:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rface
too late.....................Sick of waiting Fred. Announce already.

why???

just because the drive-bys and a bunch of losers ginned up way too early, there is no reason for the dominant predator to play their stupid game

42 posted on 08/30/2007 9:16:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: kevkrom
Waiting for Godot

"I don’t know who Godot is. I don’t even know (above all don’t know) if he exists. And I don’t know if they believe in him or not – those two who are waiting for him. The other two who pass by towards the end of each of the two acts, that must be to break up the monotony. All I knew I showed. It’s not much, but it’s enough for me, by a wide margin. I’ll even say that I would have been satisfied with less. As for wanting to find in all that a broader, loftier meaning to carry away from the performance, along with the program and the Eskimo pie, I cannot see the point of it. But it must be possible … Estragon, Vladimir, Pozzo, Lucky, their time and their space, I was able to know them a little, but far from the need to understand. Maybe they owe you explanations. Let them supply it. Without me. They and I are through with each other."[8] - Samuel Beckett's introduction to the play, 1952

"Waves of hostility came whirling over the footlights, and the mass exodus, which was to form such a feature of the run of the piece, started quite soon after the curtain had risen. The audible groans were also fairly disconcerting … The curtain fell to mild applause, we took a scant three calls (Peter Woodthorpe reports only one curtain call[21]) and a depression and a sense of anti-climax descended on us all." - report of the reaction of the London audience on opening night

"I cannot explain my plays. Each must find out for himself what is meant." - Samuel Beckett


43 posted on 08/30/2007 9:17:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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To: Long Island Pete
too late.....................Sick of waiting Fred. Announce already.

why???

just because the drive-bys and a bunch of losers ginned up way too early, there is no reason for the dominant predator to play their stupid game

44 posted on 08/30/2007 9:17:43 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: rface

“too late.” ?

Was NOVEMBER too late for JFK?


45 posted on 08/30/2007 9:18:16 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Greystoke

Why is he making such a big deal of this announcement? Why can’t he come out today and say he’s officially in?


46 posted on 08/30/2007 9:19:02 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_en.aspx)
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To: Greystoke

Politico: Blog of the DBM/DNC...


47 posted on 08/30/2007 9:19:38 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: TexGuy

“Also announced this week ... Fidel Castro is dead ... again.”

****

LOL

But you forgot to add, “and it’s Bush’s fault.” :)


48 posted on 08/30/2007 9:20:59 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Greystoke
Fred’s my guy but this is just an announcement of an announcement. All the early birds did it also. This would make a good FOX NEWS ALERT: parody.
49 posted on 08/30/2007 9:23:07 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: colorcountry
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Now the auntie-Fred's heads will really explode...INCOMING!


50 posted on 08/30/2007 9:23:29 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I think all legal Americans should get 5 votes apiece to make up for the "new" voters.)
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