Monday, November 19, 2007




Today's Congressional Quarterly claims House Republicans who endorsed Fred Thompson are sorry they did and some are eager for him to drop out of his silly, meaningless bid for the GOP nomination.
Several House Republicans who endorsed Fred Thompson for president now say that they are frustrated with what they view as an apathetic campaign, and at least one regrets having committed to the former Tennessee senator.

“I think he’s kind of done a belly flop,” said an estranged Thompson backer who indicated he will not pull his public support before the “Super Tuesday” primaries. “We’ll just wait till after Feb. 5 because I think he’s going to get beat.”

In his one campaign theme-- that he is the new Reagan-- he is emulating Reagan's lazy, distraction and utter indifference. What he forgets is that Reagan waited until after he was elected to let that cat out of the bag. When he first ran, he came across-- even if he was just acting-- as a fiery reformer. Thompson is putting every audience he comes in contact with to sleep. Republicans and observers alike say he is "unwilling to campaign hard enough to win the presidency."

And the congressmembers who did endorse him "aren't lifting a finger." One told CQ “I’ve kind of pulled back. I’m not not supporting him, but I’m not doing anything."

Thompson currently has been endorsed by 21 members of Congress, 6 of them from his home state, Tennessee. With McCain, Flip Flop Mitt and Giuliani gobbling up most of the endorsements, Thompson is left with this batch of far right kooks he's scraped off the bottom of the barrel:
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
David Davis (R-TN)
John Duncan (R-TN)
Zach Wamp (R-TN)

Thad Cochran (R-MS)
james Inhofe (R-OK)
Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
Dan Burton (R-IN)
Steve Buyer (R-IN)
Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Don Manzullo (R-IL)
Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), widely thought to be one of the anonymous sources for the anti-Thopmpson hit piece, along with Adam Putnam
Jeff Miller (R-FL)
Sue Myrick (R-NC)
Adam Putnam (R-FL)
Lee Terry (R-NE)
John Sullivan (R-OK)
Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that chocolate chips make the best cookies for your holiday recipes Frederick of Hollywood is now polling #6 among the pathetic pygmies™, behind even Ron Paul and Huckabee. And even if Thompson managed to scrape the bottom of the congressional barrel, look what garbage Huckabee's come up with: Chuck Norris, Ted Nugent, The Nature Boy (aka- Ric Flair) and, lowest of all, putative Democrat Rahm Emanuel.

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At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never did think Thompson had the stamina to run. He is an old man who has an incurable, debilitating disease. The campaigning needed for a presidential run could surely shorten his life expectancy. Always thought supporting his run would be a big waste of money, better spent elsewhere. But then again at least they aren't spending it on Reverend Huckaberry.


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