Skip to comments.Thompson to Announce Bid Sept. 6
Posted on 08/30/2007 1:42:12 PM PDT by SmithL
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) --
Republican Fred Thompson, whose entry into the presidential race has been long anticipated, will officially launch his candidacy Sept. 6 in a webcast on his campaign site, followed by a five-day tour of early primary states, The Associated Press has learned.
The preliminary campaign of the former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor is to disclose details about how he will formally enter the race in a Thursday afternoon conference call with supporters.
House parties will be held nationwide on Sept. 6. A tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina will quickly follow the Internet announcement on , with later stops in Florida, and a homecoming event in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., on Sept. 15.
On Wednesday, Thompson will appear on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" but he won't participate with his Republican rivals in a debate that same night in New Hampshire.
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I think so far today I have heard three different places where Fred Thompson will announce his candidacy. Yawwwnnn...call me when it is over. I have work to do.
HEY MONK I am not suprise if he announced on Jay Leno remember what on NBC Law and Order his boss for last few years
Whats he scared of? A walking tall man is what America expects.
So he chickens out of the New Hampshire debate bawaawk buck buck buck lol
No Kidding! Fred makes a mistake to miss the Sept 5th New Hampshire debate.
I don’t care if he is standing on a soap box, I want to hear his views.
I have a question for y’all.
What difference would it make if Fred did or did not participate in any of the debates?
For me they are nothing but media “fun and games”. I speculate here that the media gamers would give Fred lots of airtime if he chose not to debate and in which he could coment on the debatees responses, etc. The media sure would go nuts if he chose not to particpate.
So he’s announcing that he will announce? Whaa???
The way I read it here, and at and many other sources, is that the press is announcing that he will announce.
If Fred does not Debate he will be called:
...And all of that and more will stick as far as his campaign is concerned. He has to show up to most of the debates, especially the ones where the other major candidates appear.
If Thompson waits until September 6 to formally declare his candidacy, he won’t have to disclose any of the cash given to his campaign until January 31 — after many major contests are over, including the Iowa and Nevada Caucuses, and the New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan and Florida primaries. And he’s waiting til 12:01 AM, just to guarantee the legal deadline is past.
That way there can’t be a repeat of the “Fred didn’t come close to his confident prediction of donations” headlines that we got this summer. He doesn’t like that Sunday morning chatter that he’s not doing as well as expected - it’s the whiff of inevitable defeat.
If memory serves me right, hasn’r he been called those things already?
“Whats he scared of?”
Being around a bunch of yipping wanna-bes lessens a man.
Naw. Us Tennessee boys don’t like to be told we HAVE to do ANYTHING.
If “the way you have to do it” is stupid, I’ve always had the “You hide and watch me” attitude, and done it the way I thought it ought to be done.
Other than things that are legally required, or that violate the laws of physics, doing it my way has usually worked, and is a lot more satisfying.
I like people who think like that. Fred’s like me.
Inevitable defeat against whom? Ron Paul? Come on. Thompson coming in completely changes the dynamics of the race he immediately turns this into a two man race and eliminates any hope Romney has. From here on out it will be Rudy vs Fred so choose your side.
There are way to many debates with just to many candidates involved. He should skip all of them until the scrubs like Duncan Hunter drop out.
Come on Fred, #$%# or get off the pot.
I just don’t think there are enough Chi-Coms to donate money to Hillary to save her from the wrath of Fred!
Anyone really sure?
What mistake? Six months from now these over hyped way too early “debates” will not even be remembered. This early in the game these things are no more than beauty contests for the media’s selected candidates.
They have yet to invent an instrument that can measure my indifference to this whole Fred thing.
The Thompson folks have been telegraphing that date since last winter. Frankly, I wasn’t ready for the campaign season to start as early as it has. I’ve been amused by the way Fred has handled this.
New Hampshire remembers. In particular the Manchester Union Leader will remind them.
Where are all the idiots that said last month was already too late?
As if any politically astute campaign would make their splash the last week of summer, before a long weekend, when not a soul other than truthers are paying any attention to the race.
Jeez. 30+ posts and mostly a buncha whining crybabies.
Some good talk from Fred. Reminds me of Bush in a way. Tell you anything you want to hear just to get elected. I will never vote for a candidate who I agree 100% of the time because no candidate is perfect.
“I hope Fred Thompson understands this one thing... nobody likes a tease.”
Yeah, I think he’s dragged it out about a month too long. But people are fickle and will soon forget.
The strategy of avoiding the early, multi-candidate popularity contests, I think they called them “debtates” was excellent, IMO.
State your vision, your beliefs on issues and quit trying to turn or political system into a red carpet affair Frankly, I'm about as conservitive as you can get, but this guy is really starting to turn me off....and I did have high hopes for him too. I would love a Hunter/Mc Clintock/Tancredo ticket or any other variation
July 2007 - LOS ANGELES - If Fred Thompson makes it official and throws his hat in the ring for President, NBC will pull future reruns of "Law & Order" featuring the actor after Sept. 1, executive producer Dick Wolf said yesterday.Wolf, reading from an official NBC statement yesterday, said the rule applies when a person legally qualifies as a candidate.
"If Fred Thompson formally declares his intention to run for President, NBC will not schedule any further repeats of 'Law & Order' featuring Mr. Thompson beyond those already scheduled, which conclude on Saturday, Sept. 1," Wolf said. Wolf assured that NBC would take all "appropriate steps consistent with FCC regulations." Thompson fans would, however, be able to see him in reruns airing on TNT.
I remember reading about this, I just spent 1/2 looking for the article but couldn't. Does anyone have a link. It was a story about a month ago.
“So he chickens out of the New Hampshire”
Shows that he’s still an actor and nothing more. Why can’t he get with the program an step up to the plate...zzzzzzzzzz Is the golf cart not working? How long can you wait with baited breathe before you turn blue?
Have any of these early, absurd game show looking debates served any purpose, other than for the candidates to primp and strut?
Bush43 never mislead Republicans. We just weren’t sure how much of a big govt Republican he really was. Turns out Bush has been very liberal on the spending side, expanding the welfare state and immigration reform.
FredT supports a more limited govt. He’s a federalist and that by defintion means he’ll look at every issue to see if it belongs in the purview of the states, or belongs as a federal issue. Following the Founders original intent is critical to limited govt.
“July 2007 - LOS ANGELES - If Fred Thompson makes it official and throws his hat in the ring for President, NBC will pull future reruns of “Law & Order” featuring the actor after Sept. 1, executive producer Dick Wolf said yesterday.Wolf, reading from an official NBC statement yesterday, said the rule applies when a person legally qualifies as a candidate”
I hope the USA channel does the same thing. I hate L&O, I think it’s that grating “Ching-Ching” audio hook they use for emphasis.
More feet-staming demands from the anti-Fred trolls. They aren’t missing a thread anymore, LOL!
Thompson to Announce Bid Sept. 6
and be in a debate in late September? First polls in October ought to be interesting.
“Shows that hes still an actor and nothing more”
Yeah, tell that the corrupt TN. Governor he took down, President Nixon, and the people of TN who elected him twice as Senator.
” From here on out it will be Rudy vs Fred so choose your side.”
You nailed that, its a two man race now. I’m pulling for Fred.
“Also, don’t Republicans deserve somebody who understands how very bad it will be for Hillary to be the president and is willing to show up a little “early” to work to see that does not happen?”
BWAHAHA! ~That~ is funny. Thanks for the laugh.