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Even Fred Thompson doubts he'll be president
telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 6, 2007 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 11/06/2007 6:35:37 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008

Even Fred Thompson doesn’t think he will become president. Chatting off-air to a television reporter, a stunningly candid off-the-cuff quip from the Hollywood actor cemented the impression that his heart is not in the 2008 race.

Trying to encourage his studio to hurry up so an interview could start, Carl Cameron of Fox News said into his microphone: “The next president of the United States has a schedule to keep.” Standing beside him, a deadpan Mr Thompson interjected: “And so do I.”

As some Thompson aides looked bemused and others cringed, a taken-aback Mr Cameron, Fox’s chief political correspondent, exclaimed: “You can’t do that kind of stuff!”

The self-deprecating quip said much about the former Tennessee senator’s candidacy.

He was lampooned mercilessly after a YouTube clip showing him asking an audience Iowa underwhelmed by his stump speech: “First of all, could I have a round of applause?”

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This is very discouraging. Libs, MSM, Dems, Hollywood and California are all hoping for Fred to stay in the race. The Hollywood media want to see Clinton fight the dude from Law and Order.
1 posted on 11/06/2007 6:35:37 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: Romneyfor President2008; Admin Moderator
Duplicate.

And, newbie, you seem to be doing an awful lot of Fred bashing...

2 posted on 11/06/2007 6:36:47 AM PST by kevkrom (*** THIS SPACE FOR RENT ***)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Actually, I laughed when I read what he said, and I am stongly behind Fred Maybe it’s just my weird sense of humor.


3 posted on 11/06/2007 6:37:13 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Welcome to Free Republic. Did Willard issue you your fake badge to flash at us yet?


5 posted on 11/06/2007 6:37:33 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Search is your friend.....

...and I don’t believe a word of this blather.


6 posted on 11/06/2007 6:38:39 AM PST by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: TonyRo76

It was a joke, Tony. Fred’s typical self-deprecating humor at work.


7 posted on 11/06/2007 6:39:02 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I think that IS Willard.


8 posted on 11/06/2007 6:39:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RockinRight

And it’s a refreshing contrast to the kind of spew that follows Hillary’s premise “When I’m President....”. She thinks she is entitled, he may be close to indifferent. I’ll go with the latter approach.


9 posted on 11/06/2007 6:41:45 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Romneyfor President2008
RudyMcRomneyites are ANXIOUS to post this play on words.....

they are doubling up!

10 posted on 11/06/2007 6:42:01 AM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Welcome to FR, MittMutt.

ITBZ!


11 posted on 11/06/2007 6:42:02 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: kevkrom; All

I’d hate to pull this as a dupe and deprive everybody of good clean fun.


12 posted on 11/06/2007 6:42:08 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: trisham

I doubt it. I don’t think his lawyer would have approved the idea of him posting here himself. He probably just issued a badge to someone else.


13 posted on 11/06/2007 6:42:26 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Huh? What are you smoking? Hollywood libs would like Fred, Duncan and the rest to die in a horrible plane crash. This is the same paper which says Giuliani is the most influential conservative in the U.S. today.
As an actor, Fred knows the same thing President Reagan knew; that there are deep emotions in the hearts of good people which must be touched in order to move them to the right action, whether in life or the voting booth.
Governor Romney will not do this with his managerial approach. That’s not a rip, but an observation.


14 posted on 11/06/2007 6:43:00 AM PST by steve8714 (How can we make our children proud today?)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Romneyfor President2008
Since Nov 5, 2007


15 posted on 11/06/2007 6:43:57 AM PST by TNPatriot (No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. -RR)
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To: Admin Moderator

LOL!


16 posted on 11/06/2007 6:45:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Sort of refreshing to see someone who will not do and say anything to achieve that power that they have wanted all their life, because they desperately want to control people and have everyone bow down to them. Oh wait, thats the she-devil.


17 posted on 11/06/2007 6:46:40 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Too bad. I was hoping for an autographed photo.
18 posted on 11/06/2007 6:46:54 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Interesting a MittMutt has to go to a UK Commie rag to get information to post against competition that has a double-digit lead in the polls. That speaks for itself. FEAR I tell ya, FEAR.


19 posted on 11/06/2007 6:48:19 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: Romneyfor President2008

It’s just a silly headline.

Compare Thompson’s quip to Hillary’s crying.


20 posted on 11/06/2007 6:48:31 AM PST by period end of story (I may be totally wrong, but I'm a dancing fool.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

It was a nice little dig at Cameron for rousting the studio staff. IOW, Cameron was spouting orders like he was President.


21 posted on 11/06/2007 6:49:23 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

No doubt...

A newbie with that screen name. Their training is getting a little lax...


23 posted on 11/06/2007 6:53:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

Thanks for posting. The more of this stuff I hear, the better I like Fred. I’m sick of phony politicians who are scripted 24 hours per day saying crap that is patently offensive to any normal person.


24 posted on 11/06/2007 6:53:58 AM PST by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: bcsco
After you've poured millions of your own money into a campaign and barely made a tick in the polls you'll post anything that might help.

It's the Britney Spears problem. Even the best paid wardrobe consultant and make up artist can only cover up so much.

25 posted on 11/06/2007 6:54:06 AM PST by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications)
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To: ejonesie22
A newbie with that screen name. Their training is getting a little lax...

***************

He's just asking for it.. :)

26 posted on 11/06/2007 6:54:34 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008
Welcome to Free Republic...I doubt your stay here is going to be fun or enlightening for you...at least you didn’t sign up as PatPaulson for 1968.
27 posted on 11/06/2007 6:54:51 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: TonyRo76
I guess I just wish Fred wouldn't give MSM anklebiters so many openings to take potshots at him.

Agreed. If I was happier with the way he was running his campaign, this wouldn't bother me at all. But coupled with a slightly haphazard appearance, and some recent missteps, it just makes him look goofy.

Reagan could get away with his "bombing in five minutes," but Fred has yet to show that he can be consistently Reaganesque.

I had high hopes for Fred. I'm still with his policies, but I was looking forward to a more commanding presence on the stump. Good thing there's still time to turn it around.

28 posted on 11/06/2007 6:55:45 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: TonyRo76

I spent three hours watching a Virginia Republican focus group on CSpan...yes I know...but Jules had the most support among rank and file at first, as the interviews developed Fred won category after category over Jules.

The pollster and the media people who were diagnosing the results afterward were all very surprised by Fred’s strong showing...stunned may be a better term...


29 posted on 11/06/2007 6:58:04 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on/Isaiah 3.3)
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To: Romneyfor President2008; Admin Moderator
Delete this duplicate attempt at a hit piece by a Romney supporter please.
30 posted on 11/06/2007 6:58:30 AM PST by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney I guess Fred will have to do.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Now that's...

EVIL!


31 posted on 11/06/2007 6:58:36 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: RockinRight

it is being spun to be anti-Fred. I thought it was funny.


32 posted on 11/06/2007 6:59:08 AM PST by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: Pan_Yan
After you've poured millions of your own money into a campaign...

Even the best paid wardrobe consultant and make up artist can only cover up so much.

You nailed it. Most of the money went for hair jell.

33 posted on 11/06/2007 6:59:31 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: ejonesie22
Getting a screen name like that is like getting that giant eagle tattoo on your forearm. Your friends think you’re cool this year, but as time goes by you find you’re wearing long sleeve shirts all the time because the looks you get are embarrassing.
34 posted on 11/06/2007 7:00:11 AM PST by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications)
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To: kevkrom

It is getting easier to Bash FRED these past few days.


35 posted on 11/06/2007 7:00:30 AM PST by rface (kooky inside and out)
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It is getting easier to Bash FRED these past few days.

Oh? Well Rudy Tooty still leads in that category.

37 posted on 11/06/2007 7:02:38 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: rface

Why? Because of a joke he made?


38 posted on 11/06/2007 7:03:18 AM PST by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: Pan_Yan
More like a giant bullseye...
39 posted on 11/06/2007 7:03:21 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: kevkrom

I’m having a little popcorn for breakfast


40 posted on 11/06/2007 7:04:26 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: ejonesie22
More like a giant bullseye...

With an arrow already sticking out of it.

41 posted on 11/06/2007 7:04:31 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: Romneyfor President2008

You’ll be gone rather quickly I predict. You just started today, maybe you will finish out the day. What do they say call these types? oh, they are Trolls.


42 posted on 11/06/2007 7:05:17 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: bcsco
Yeah, because guns are dangerous...
43 posted on 11/06/2007 7:05:52 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: RDTF
I’m having a little popcorn for breakfast

And we're chewing on our Romney Flakes...

44 posted on 11/06/2007 7:06:59 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: ejonesie22
Yeah, because guns are dangerous...

Only to the clueless. But that's the Romney campaign in a nutshell, isn't it?

46 posted on 11/06/2007 7:08:30 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: bcsco

You got it...


47 posted on 11/06/2007 7:09:06 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: Romneyfor President2008

How much is Mitt paying you to post stuff here?


48 posted on 11/06/2007 7:10:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Fresh Wind
How much is Mitt paying you to post stuff here?

Not nearly enough, I'd bet. BTW, neat tagline.

49 posted on 11/06/2007 7:12:09 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: period end of story

Yes, we all know that it is no longer impossible for a candidate to as McKinley did, which is to campaign from one’s back porch. But must one think, as Hillary does, one’s life has been made worthless for having failed to win the presidency? Look at Al Gore. On second thought, failure can make one do anything to get attention. ;-).


50 posted on 11/06/2007 7:14:15 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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