Skip to comments.Fred Thompson "Surprise" Announcement today
Posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:28 AM PST by Onerom99
Rumor circulating on the Fred08 blog that there is going to be a major "surprise" announcement coming this morning.
Perhaps an NRA endorsement or a major political figure?
Agreement to drop out in exchange for becoming McCain’s running mate. (Just a guess.)
Bring it on!
Come on NRA!
Fred’s going to drop out is my guess. He’s at (or below) Ron Paul territory in most every major poll.
He’s going to announce he’s running.
Its not a matter of me “wishing” or not, its just that I can see it happening, as a way to stir up excitement (which it certainly would).
I love Fred but he looks just like a Basset hound about ready to puke all the time
Go Fred Go
I expect it is a big-time endorsement. Fred needs to kick-off the post-Christmas campaign swing. As much as Huckabee would like it, nobody is going to be taking time off from campaigning between now and Epiphany.
I don’t see Fred dropping out before Iowa since he’s making a big push there.
give em hell Fred, we got ya back
Fred needs to get out there and be more visible. Without some kind of major publicity, the polls are not in his favor. Although do we really believe the polls? We shouldn’t.
Daily polling is just a tool for manipulation of public opinion. Go Fred!
You Romney slimeballs are so predictable.
Man, I hope so. Then we won’t have to hear the anti-Mittbotts slamming Romney under the false illusion that damaging Mitt will somehow miraculously propel Fred to the top of the race.
I like Fred, but his campaign is a lost cause. He has no fire left.
It would be good to winnow the field a bit before the primaries. Make the voters choose between the most viable candidates.
I wonder who would get Fred’s supporters if he did drop out? I would guess Huckabee and Romney would get the most.
Paul don’t have a chance. he is a wacko.
Polls are only as good as the way the questions are directed. Paul is a dingbat.
I do think it might be an endorsement from the NRA. That would make sense as he is the most conservative candidate who has a great chance of winning the nomination. GO FRED!
He will announce that he is endorsing Romney, but will bungle it and refer to him as his close friend "Mitch".
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. We have no idea if this will be an endorsement, and raising expectations for a big one won’t help if it isn’t the case.
Will someone buy me a beer if Rush shows up in Iowa after flying EIB-1 in and endorse him :-)!
Hey a guy can dream can't he :-) !
I seriously doubt this is a drop out announcement—word in the field is that he may do surprisingly well. Do not pay attention to the polls—they are wildly inaccurate for Iowa and even in them the strength of “support” seems flimsy and the margins of error substantial.
Visibilty is now the purview of the MSM, has been since the “five-o-clock shadow” debates between Kennedy, Nixon.
Welcome to FR.
Only time and the ADMIN MODS can tell
Could be the thing to push him to the top.
You better get out your crying towell, bud, you’re going to be needing it. And I hope that what will happen over the next week will shut up the liars and frauds.
Fred is not dropping out. There is absolutely no reason for him to do so. He will win the nomination.
Do you really suppose that Free Republicans would jump to support a liberal candidate like Mitt Romney? That would be like admitting that conservatism is dead.
If Fred is gone, there is no reason to stop telling the truth about Romney.
Maybe he saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico.
Some folks have no idea.
Go FRed Go!
I do think it might be an endorsement from the NRA.”
I doubt it. Huckabee is good on guns. Why would the NRA waste political capital to support one good guy on guns against another good guy on guns - especially when they would be picking a guy, Thompson, who really has no chance at all.
I think the NRA is more savvy than that. But, if you are right, I agree it would be big for Fred.
I’m glad someone is wearing the “Humor Cap” today and gets it.
Yeah. The bags under his eyes look like they could do 75,000 miles, tho.
FRED THOMPSON will not be dropping out! FRED has picked up the most distinguished endorsements of any candidate, however, the MSM will simply not cover the endorsements. The MSM wants Huckabee because that Huckelberry can be beat by any democRAT! Rudy looks better to me that Huckelberry.
HOWEVER...that will not happen. FRED THOMPSON was be our candidate and next President!
FRED THOMPSON - NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT (Ill protect the American people and American values, whatever it takes to stop the Islamic-Fascists including water-boarding) - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (arming the People to disarm criminals) INCREASE THE MILITARYS STRENGTH AND SIZE (giving those brave men and women a Commander in Chief to be proud of) - SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (dont give sanctuary anywhere to illegals, dont employ illegals, dont rent to illegals, dont extend credit to illegals, dont give illegals rights they dont deserve, report all crimes committed by illegals and deport those illegals who have already committed crimes against America) - LAW AND ORDER (enforcement first and foremost with laws currently on the books) DENY FEDERAL DOLLARS TO SANCTUARY CITIES (enough is enough) CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOR SUPREMES (those who will interpret the law, not create rights that do not exist) PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE (nominate superior Constitutional Justices to overturn Roe vs Wade) - SOCIAL SECURITY REFORMER (reform a broken program that cant sustain itself and will bankrupt future generations, with the added benefit of private savings accounts) - DEFEAT ANY DEMOCRAT AND RINO (any fool DemocRATS put up) TAX SIMPLIFICATION (variety of choice for the tax payer) - WONT PUT UP WITH CRAP FROM THE MSM (including stupid questions by moderators and pundits) - WE THE PEOPLE CANDIDATE (We the People asked him to run and he stepped up) - PING!
Who will you support?
“I’m here to announce to you today that my trophy wife is pregnant with our 3rd child”.
Daily polls published in the MSM have McCain running strong.
However, if you were to take a brief poll of the folks here on FR - a mostly conservative, Republican site - I'd put his support around 2-5%. Huckabee's support would be a little stronger, but not much.
My take? The polls have it wrong. They're asking the wrong people, or for the wrong info, or something.
Of course, that's why they have elections. We'll find out in a month or so.
I don’t think that anybody is going to drop out before the caucus next week...unless they’re going to be dead in a few months.
Typical formulation by Mitt-worshipping Fred-bashers.
"I like Fred, but he's a tired lazy nobody etc etc etc."
Just another form of slimy attacks.
are you a fan of Nancy Pelosi’s surgery or John Kerry’s botox? because if you aren’t, those kind of comments are nonsensical. or are you a mittbot voting for the perfect face and hair?
Fred is not dropping out. He has momentum.
The MSM is deliberatley avoiding Fred’s campaign because they are scared.
The MSM has already held the Presidential Draft and they want New York Rudy and New Yorkansas Hillary.
Then 2nd round picks are Romney and Obama.
The MSM is not the selecting force. The people cast the votes. Free will and choice is not what the MSM Presidential Draft is trying to manipulate.
Two car models and two car colors is not a car lot of choices.