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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It was far reaching and not received well by Iowa voters.
Thompson is currently trading at 1.5 on Intrade to win the Iowa nomination, just 0.4 ahead of the field (Hunter).
Winner of 2008 Republican Iowa Caucus
Mike Huckabee to Win M 70.0 75.7 70.0 762 +4.4
Mitt Romney to Win M 22.3 32.6 23.3 733 -6.9
Rudy Giuliani to Win M 0.4 2.4 1.5 375 -0.3
John McCain to Win M 0.1 1.6 0.5 130 0
Fred Thompson to Win M 0.5 4.0 1.5 215 0
Newt Gingrich to Win M - 0.1 0.1 0 0
Chuck Hagel to Win M - 0.1 0.1 0 0
Field (any other individual) to Win M 1.1 4.4 1.1 241 0
If the liberal evangelical Huckabee can take the lead from out of nowhere, so can Hunter the true conservative evangelical.
Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
I’m all for Fred now.
From your keyboard to God’s ears!
I think the MSM is in for a very BIG surprise. They have all done absolutely everyting they can to drive FRED’s numbers down. Those here in FreeRepublic know the truth and will just be patient!
FRED THOMPSON is without a doubt the best candidate with a real chance. No coverage whatsoever, even when he is in 3rd place in Iowa.