Skip to comments.Who torpedoed Fred Thompson in Iowa?
Posted on 08/27/2009 10:21:54 AM PDT by TexasGunRunner
Back during the 2008 Iowa Cacuses, a rumor was circulated the night before that Fred Thompson was going to pull out of the race.
During an interview the next day, Thompson said he knew who was behind it, but refused to discuss beyond saying it cost him "a couple of points".
I understand during the election, nobody was going to admit who did it, certainly not until after November. OK, November came, went, and now the socialist-in-chief has everybody distracted, so, I ask:
who did it?
Is it in any way tied to the "McCain campaign insiders" who provided lies and misinformation to Vanity Fair for the hit piece on Sarah Palin?
Is this person or persons guilty of any other intra-party/conservative movement dirty tricks and shananigans?
I want to know because life is much safer when you know who you enemies are before they strike.
Uhh Fred. He NEVER ran a REAL campaign.
Fred was my pick, but unfortunately Fred did not share my enthusiasm.
Who cares anymore? Talk about somebody just “cutting and running” from running!!! Phhhhhhhht!!!
Safe to say Fred.
I don't know for sure but sounds like something Romney would do. He's vicious and power-mad behind that pretty-boy smile.
Fred was my guy. *sigh*
Nothing else to it...
It wasn’t the Democrats.
I always thought he was too tired to start one. His voice always has a certain lack of enthusiasm and always made me feel like taking a nap.
Fred, more than anybody else. He seemed unwilling to make the effort.
So far as your rumor is concerned, the smart money was on the Romney campaign.
We can only guess at this point but Romney was the likely suspect at the time and still is.
I hoped Mr. Thompson could do it but he never got his engines off idle.
Romney and his loving sycophants both on the ground and in the media.
The media created the nonsense that he was lazy and wasn’t trying, when if you looked at his schedule, he was actually doing more than any of the others. Hell, he was doing more than McCain did in a lot of the GE campaign. The media meme about laziness stuck though. Even a lot of folks here bought into it, as you can see in the responses on this thread.
The Romney people were willing to do whatever they had to do to keep us divided enough for their guy to win. They saw Fred as a huge threat. They threw everything at the wall and the lazy thing is what stuck.
Tis a shame, but it’s all in the past now.
Queue Romney apologists in 3...2...1...
As I recall FDT pulled out of the Presidential racd exactly three days after DLH did. Imagine that!
look at how McCains people went after Palin after the election. They were just as capable although for all his other faults i don’t believe McCain himself would condone it.
“I don’t know for sure but sounds like something Romney would do. He’s vicious and power-mad behind that pretty-boy smile. “
I think it was you.
Hate will get you nowhere.
SIGH...this is why FR can be so exasperating at times...
Look, this isn’t about Fred. Yes, he ran a poor campaign, blah, blah, blah... that’s not the point.
As I said in my question, there was a rumor spread around the night before the caucus that he was going to quit. He didn’t start the rumor, somebody else did.
I would like to know who.
Why? ...because (again as I stated above), I’d really like to know who my enemies are and dirty tricks like that suggest other serious character flaws.
Was it Romney, Huckabee, McCain, somebody in their camps, the candidates themselves, somebody else with an axe to grind against Fred...
Given the “insider trashing” of Sarah Palin, I am also curious if it is the same people. Again, I’d like to know.
While they can’t be discussed at the time, we can safely discuss them now.