Fred’s numbers were quite high before he announced. After he announced, his numbers started slipping. Therefore, if he expects to win, he needs to drop out of the race ;-)”
As I have said on other threads, the more the voters see of Fred the less they like him. A lot of freepers think that is the sign of a winning campaign. I just don’t buy it.
I like Fred and all but I look for him to be gone after SC. He “should” do well there. But I don’t think he will. Especially after he comes in behind Ron Paul in NH. It is sad, b/c he would be a good President. But to become President, you have to run an effective campaign. And Fred has been pretty much a disaster in that regard. (But you never know....he “could” still, somehow, come out of this and surprise everyone....).
Last night he kicked off a grueling, jam-packed two-week tour of Iowa, hitting just about every major city and plenty of cow-towns in the Hawkeye state. Did you hear about this on your news last night? The only place I saw this is right here on FR.
I met Fred and heard him up close and personal. Those that say he has no "fire in the belly" are horses' ashes.
Vis a vis the more loud GOP candidates, Fred does a lot of people-to-people campaigning, unheralded and under the media's liberal radar.
Let's see how he does in Iowa where he has never been expected to finish in the top two or three spots...and there are little expectations now.
Many folks may be surprised if he ends up in one of the top positions.