Skip to comments.All In (Fred Thompson moves to Iowa)
Posted on 12/08/2007 4:06:27 PM PST by cotton1706
Des Moines, Iowa FORMER TENNESSEE SENATOR Fred Thompson has decided to take his campaign and virtually all of its resources to Iowa in an all-or-nothing attempt to register a strong showing in the caucuses here on January 3. "We're getting ready to make this not only our second home, but our first home," he told a small gathering of supporters at the Polk County Convention Center on Friday night. Thompson and his wife Jeri chatted with the crowd before making their way through the exhibits at the Iowa Farm Bureau's annual meeting in downtown Des Moines.
Beginning Monday, December 17, Thompson will launch a bus tour that will take him throughout the state. From the beginning of that trip through caucus night, Thompson will essentially live in Iowa, taking only a one-day trip out of the state to celebrate Christmas at his home in Virginia.
Thompson has said publicly that he needs to finish in the top three in Iowa. Campaign officials say that a strong third place finish--presumably behind new frontrunner Mike Huckabee and former frontrunner Mitt Romney--would likely give them enough momentum to survive New Hampshire and compete in South Carolina and beyond. A second place finish would be a victory. "Just when the interest is there the greatest, is when we'll be here the most."
Neither McCain nor Giuliani appears to be making a major effort in Iowa, though there are persistent reports that Giuliani is doing whatever under-the-radar things he can--like mail--to keep his name in circulation without looking like he's trying too hard. That leaves Thompson alone to compete with Romney and Huckabee, two candidates without national security experience, in Iowa.
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He is still up there in the polls and the MSM still skips his name when reporting.
Oh, I forgot, the MSM is fair and balanced....
Fred, you've got my vote, but show a pulse, fer crying out loud.
Must be part of Thompson’s late strategy. Late to start his run, late into Iowa. Hop it works. Of all the top tier candidates he’s the only one I support.
Go Fred Go!!!
Visit his site to see:
Huckabee is unacceptable for we conservatives.
Yes, the only true conservative among the four top tier is Fred Thompson! GO FRED! :)
They must be happy with SC right now and decided to take him out in Iowa instead.
He is making his move faster than I thought though. Could be a very good sign. Get this crap over with.
Right now, Fred should spend most of his time camping in South Carolina.
I sure hope you’re right. I tend to be somewhat pessimistic at times. I went to sleep during the last 20 minutes or so of the Patriots vs. the Ravens. Call be a gutless coward, if you will.
It’s terrible that just a couple of states get to chose who will be on the ballot for the leader of the free world.
It certainly hasn't worked for Chris Dodd.
(I know, I know Fred is not Chris Dodd.)
FRed BUMP and ping.
I think they see it too. Strike while the iron is hot and like all good tacticians, be prepared to change battlefields to your advantage. I thought they would fall back to SC. I think they see a shot of taking it even sooner.
“I went to sleep during the last 20 minutes or so of the Patriots vs. the Ravens.”
You missed some good football! One of the advantages of being stuck on the left coast. It wasn’t so late over here.
About this constant thing we hear about Fred being late or too late...
I hope that’s not the case. Is it really being late if everyone else is jumping out way early? There’s only so much cash to spend on campaigns and the quicker you start spending it, the harder it gets to keep any around for a strong finish.
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