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Posted on 10/08/2007 3:01:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The day before his first appearance in a Republican debate, former Sen. Fred Thompson used Columbus Day to make sure stories tomorrow begin by announcing his national campaign co-chairs, rather than leading with the importance of a stellar performance.
National co-chairs include former Sen. Howard Baker, who long served as a mentor to Thompson and virtually shoved him into the race, and former Sen. Spence Abraham, who has been a major part of the nascent campaign for months. Former Sen. George Allen, himself once thought to be a top-tier presidential contender, and former State Department official Liz Cheney round out the campaign's top team.
Allen's addition will help Thompson reach out to conservatives he needs to woo if he has any hope of the nomination, while the addition of Cheney, whose father, of course, is also employed within the administration, seems set to imply that Thompson is the choice of some (indeed, much) of the GOP establishment. Remember, on the GOP side, the establishment choice usually wins the nomination.
We noted earlier that Thompson's former debate prep coach, former Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY), is filling that role for Rudy Giuliani this cycle. Cheney, the release from Thompson's campaign notes, managed vice presidential debate prep for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000 and 2004. If she works hard today getting Thompson ready, she may be managing the top of the ticket's preparation in 2008.
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Especially when compared to pond scum like Sandy Burglar, whose docs-in-the-shorts stunt pales in comparison to the foreign policy blunders he made in BJ's NSC. He is now advising Hitlery.
Ugh. Why don’t they just add Bob Dole while they are at it?
I hope there are no macacas in the audience at the debate.
The conventional wisdom (the decisions of the mainstream media) has declared it a "mistake." I'm not sure I agree with that. It didn't seem like a "mistake" to me. Allen and Liz Cheney are both real assets to any campaign and I'm glad to see them both on board. Doesn't this sort of mean that VP Cheney will also be supporting Fred?
Sorry, I don’t buy that. Rudy is the annointed one.
Just ask Dan Bartlett.
Personally, I suspect Bush and Cheney aren’t always seeing eye to eye these days, and Cheney is the only one in the administration who might be a FRedhead.
The rest of them are squarely in rudy’s corner.