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Fred Thompson "Surprise" Announcement today
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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?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; extended; fred; fredthompson; ia2008; iowa; thompson
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1 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:29 AM PST by Onerom99
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To: Onerom99

Agreement to drop out in exchange for becoming McCain’s running mate. (Just a guess.)


2 posted on 12/26/2007 7:57:03 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

You wish!


3 posted on 12/26/2007 7:57:59 AM PST by dusttoyou
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To: Onerom99

Bring it on!


4 posted on 12/26/2007 7:58:23 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Onerom99

Come on NRA!


5 posted on 12/26/2007 7:58:47 AM PST by commonguymd (Move it to the right -Vote for Fred!)
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To: Onerom99

Fred’s going to drop out is my guess. He’s at (or below) Ron Paul territory in most every major poll.


6 posted on 12/26/2007 7:58:59 AM PST by nhwingut
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To: Onerom99

He’s going to announce he’s running.


7 posted on 12/26/2007 7:59:41 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: dusttoyou

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).


8 posted on 12/26/2007 7:59:47 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Onerom99

I love Fred but he looks just like a Basset hound about ready to puke all the time

Go Fred Go


9 posted on 12/26/2007 7:59:49 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Onerom99

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.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 7:59:50 AM PST by gridlock ("I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" -- J. Wellington Wimpy)
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To: Onerom99

I don’t see Fred dropping out before Iowa since he’s making a big push there.


11 posted on 12/26/2007 8:00:08 AM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Onerom99

give em hell Fred, we got ya back


12 posted on 12/26/2007 8:00:08 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Onerom99

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!


13 posted on 12/26/2007 8:00:31 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: nhwingut
nhwingut since 12-24-2007

You Romney slimeballs are so predictable.

14 posted on 12/26/2007 8:00:45 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("When we say I saw the PATRIOTS win the WORLD SERIES, it doesn't necessarily mean ...." - Mitt)
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To: Onerom99

Going fishing.


15 posted on 12/26/2007 8:01:15 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: nhwingut

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.


16 posted on 12/26/2007 8:01:19 AM PST by bw17
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To: nhwingut

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.


17 posted on 12/26/2007 8:01:44 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: PurpleMan
"He’s going to announce he’s running." _________________________________________________________
18 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:15 AM PST by bw17
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To: nhwingut

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.
Go Fred!


19 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:31 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: Onerom99

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!


20 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:39 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Onerom99

He will announce that he is endorsing Romney, but will bungle it and refer to him as his close friend "Mitch".

21 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:58 AM PST by yellowhammer ( Mitt Romney '08)
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To: PurpleMan
"He’s going to announce he’s running."

_________________________________________________________

LOL

22 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:11 AM PST by bw17
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To: Brilliant
I'm a Thompson supporter and I can tell you that I will not support Huckabee or Romney should Fred drop out.

L

23 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:26 AM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: Onerom99

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.


25 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:40 AM PST by MitchellC (- www.fred08.com -)
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To: Onerom99
Oh Gosh....

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 :-) !

26 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:49 AM PST by taildragger
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To: Brilliant

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.


27 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:52 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: o_zarkman44

Visibilty is now the purview of the MSM, has been since the “five-o-clock shadow” debates between Kennedy, Nixon.

Polls, ditto.


28 posted on 12/26/2007 8:04:11 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: nhwingut; Admin Moderator

nhwingut=Wingnut.

Welcome to FR.

Or not.......

Only time and the ADMIN MODS can tell


29 posted on 12/26/2007 8:04:16 AM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built)
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To: jaydubya2

Could be the thing to push him to the top.


30 posted on 12/26/2007 8:04:23 AM PST by bw17
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To: bw17

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.


31 posted on 12/26/2007 8:04:40 AM PST by John Valentine
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Fred is not dropping out. There is absolutely no reason for him to do so. He will win the nomination.


32 posted on 12/26/2007 8:04:41 AM PST by commonguymd (Move it to the right -Vote for Fred!)
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To: bw17
Then the 65.8% of Free Republicans who support Fred Thompson, who are obviously morons, will be without a viable candidate to support. < /sarcasm>

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.

33 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:13 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bw17

If Fred is gone, there is no reason to stop telling the truth about Romney.


34 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:22 AM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his recent Liberal Definitive Stands.)
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To: Onerom99

Maybe he saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico.


35 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:28 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: John Valentine

Some folks have no idea.

Go FRed Go!


36 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:30 AM PST by commonguymd (Move it to the right -Vote for Fred!)
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To: seekthetruth

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.


37 posted on 12/26/2007 8:05:51 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: bw17

I’m glad someone is wearing the “Humor Cap” today and gets it.


38 posted on 12/26/2007 8:06:12 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: al baby

Yeah. The bags under his eyes look like they could do 75,000 miles, tho.


39 posted on 12/26/2007 8:06:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: o_zarkman44

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 (I’ll 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 MILITARY’S STRENGTH AND SIZE (giving those brave men and women a Commander in Chief to be proud of) - SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (don’t give sanctuary anywhere to illegal’s, don’t employ illegal’s, don’t rent to illegal’s, don’t extend credit to illegal’s, don’t give illegal’s rights they don’t deserve, report all crimes committed by illegal’s and deport those illegal’s 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 can’t 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) - WON’T 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!


40 posted on 12/26/2007 8:06:49 AM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER FredHEAD! The Hunt for a FRED November is on! Don't be fooled!)
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To: Lurker

Who will you support?


41 posted on 12/26/2007 8:07:27 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Onerom99

“I’m here to announce to you today that my trophy wife is pregnant with our 3rd child”.


42 posted on 12/26/2007 8:07:30 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: o_zarkman44
Daily polling is just a tool for manipulation of public opinion

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.

43 posted on 12/26/2007 8:07:55 AM PST by wbill
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To: Brilliant

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.


44 posted on 12/26/2007 8:07:57 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: bw17
I like Fred, but his campaign is a lost cause. He has no fire left.

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.

45 posted on 12/26/2007 8:07:58 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("When we say I saw the PATRIOTS win the WORLD SERIES, it doesn't necessarily mean ...." - Mitt)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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?


46 posted on 12/26/2007 8:08:10 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: papasmurf

Goldfinch ping!


47 posted on 12/26/2007 8:08:20 AM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 47% negatives)
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To: xsmommy
Luv Fred. Luv his hound dog look.
Lighten up, OK ?
48 posted on 12/26/2007 8:09:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Brilliant
If Fred drops out it'll most likely be Hunter.

L

49 posted on 12/26/2007 8:09:07 AM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brilliant

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.
Go Fred!


50 posted on 12/26/2007 8:09:11 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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