Skip to comments.Who Said Freddy's Dead? (Hope for Fredheads?)
Posted on 01/24/2008 4:55:53 AM PST by Scarchin
If McCain loses in Florida, the Republicans may well be headed to a deadlocked race and convention. And history teaches us that the likeliest candidate to emerge in that scenario is someone like Warren G. Harding: the prototypical, less-than-stellar candidate to which conventions turn when the going gets rough.
This year's Harding? Believe it or not (are you sitting down?), despite the fact that he's withdrawn from the race, is Fred Thompson.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
We can only hope.
I wonder ...What are the chances of Thompson teaming up with Romney?
At this stage in the race, I’m still with Romney - but I’ve always liked Fred.
It’s going to be a heck of a ride!
I think if Romney’s in the driver’s seat - it could happen.
If, however, Fred get the nod, I’m not so sure. I’ve always been uncomfortable with his friendship with McCain.
We can hope that Fred can comeback. I just don’t want the huckster or mccainniac.
I’ll be praying...
A re-entry by FRed would be too much to hope for and certainly unusual. At least, were he to re-enter, I’d have someone to vote for with a clear conscience.
I’m not holding my breath. However, his withdrawal statement was only 45 words and short on everything....
Looking at recent headlines, the sad irony is the HUNTER may be the one who makes Huck or McCain more likely.
Fred couldn’t muster a decent run the few weeks he was a declared candidate. Don’t expect him to turn into wonderboy at/after the convention.
Michael Reagan was on FoxNews yesterday. He was sounding hopeful that Newt Gingrich would emerge as the dark horse candidate.
[Sorry, but neither Newt or Fred (now) will beat the Dem nominee. It just won’t happen.]
I don’t see it happening, I’m sorry to say.
“Ive always been uncomfortable with his friendship with McCain.”
yeah, but that’s an unattractive ticket. 2 old guys. I don’t know how that would go over.
I thought I’s throw something out to the glum Fredheads and betrayed Hunter backers around here.
I’m hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel - just not an oncoming train.
I don't think Hunter has the name power or the vote carry-over to help the huckster very much.
I just don’t see the benefit of the GOP being bitterly divided over a nominee until September while the Dems have a nominee by March. Thompson already had poor organization; what makes people thinks that he or anyone else either shut down for eight months or completely new to the campaign can suddenly turn it on and run a successful 60 day campaign?
Michael has no idea what the base is thinking.
LOL! You’re right!
If Fred ever did win the White House, I wonder what the chances are that he’d ever be able to even come close to living up to all the expectations I’ve seen posted at this site.
Actually - I found this article off the Powerline blog (I guess I owe them a “hat tip”) where they make the same joke!