So lets run down a few facts. Fred Thompson jumped into the race months after the others did. He has been ignored by the press after the first week of his announcement and he has spent about one half of one percent of what the other big guys have spent and he still finished third in Iowa. A state that is not the make or break state in this primary.
And still the MSM is ignoring him. It’s all about how poor Mitt did and how well McCain did. Stuck between the two is the man surging and he is ignored.
But that doesn’t bother Fred, he is ready for the next dance:
All in all I’m happy. He went in with barely anyone noticing but his video messages, especially the 17 minute one in which he laid out why he is the best choice amongst the field, has helped propel him just behind Mitt who spent kazillions on the state.
Now on to New Hampshire.
Amazing how this works huh?
To my best memory, none of the pundits at Fox News Channel had
predicted this week that Thompson would rank that high, yet instead of
commenting on Thompson doing unexpectedly well, the pundits at Fox —
when they talked about Thompson at all — joined Mike Allen of Politico
in concluding that a third place finish means Thompson’s campaign is at
At the same time, Allen and the pundits were very
enthused about McCain’s possible fourth place finish, stating he was in
great position for the future.
As Rush Limbaugh noted today, the media seem to be falling in line behind a “McCain comeback” story, and they’re thus shaping the facts to fit that scenario.
And the MSM bias rolls on….
It’d be great to see Fred win, but I don’t see him winning in NH or SC. Sooner or later, the guy’s gotta actually get some delegates.
Come on Scott, have some faith and don’t buy into the MSM storytelling. He may just do it. All we can do is fight to make sure he does do it.
Politico sure didn’t help with the BS posting that Thompson people have said he will drop out.
Erick at Redstate has a little more to say about Politico:
“I have come to the conclusion that crack whores run the Politico.”
Also for Scott:
In June, when Thompson first threw his hat into the ring, he was a frontrunner in a SC poll:
Raleigh, N.C. Ã¢â‚¬” According to the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of likely
South Carolina primary voters, Fred Thompson is leading his Republican rivals in the
presidential race only days after the story broke that he will put his hat in the ring.
Thompson received the support of 27% of those surveyed. Thompson was followed by
Romney (16%), McCain (15%), Giuliani (14%) and Gingrich (11%
Now I know much has changed since June, but if Thompson gets some infusion of dollars, I would hardly say he has “no chance” to even win in SC.
Fred has now dropped to 125-1 to win the White House. At some point (?) someone is going to put some money down on him. In July he was 5-1 .
Hey John…where’d intrade have Huckabee winning Iowa?
Way to Go Fred!!!
Onto the next Dance alright 🙂
There is NO way, Fred will lose South Carolina he’s a Country Boy!!
New Hampshire is iffy, but he will do well there too.
GO FRED GO!!!!
I wish you would send me the code for that Video Curt.
Yes, the pro-McCain spin is aggravating. I’ll grant that McCain is in good shape for NH and Fred is not, but maybe we should wait until McCain actually does well in NH before giving him all sorts of credit and just call the Iowa results for what they are – a mediocre showing.
On the bottom of the video click the 4th icon from the left and then click the embed tab Marie
I got it Curt, Thank’s 🙂
Are you suggesting Fred Coming in 3rd is a Mediocre showing?
I think it’s great, being in the top 3 is wonderful.
GO FRED GO!!!!!!
Fred is not out of it by a long shot. Many of the eventual nominees did not win Iowa, Clinton got %3. George Bush Sr got third and Reagan didn’t win there either. The MSM has put too much into the Iowa Cauci. IT is only the first round in a big race,and Fred has done better than any one of them thought without the money and the ong time that all the others had in Iowa.
I think Huckabe will fizzle nnow that they are oput of the Evngelical state of Iowa. There is not nearly %60 Evenagelical (Born Again Christians) in the rest of the country that are REpublicans. Hopefully the conservatives will listen to Rush and see who the conservative candidate is, and it is not Huckabe, Romney or McCain. I think that the only 2 he likes is Fred and Guiliani. And those are my first 2 choices.
Are you suggesting Fred Coming in 3rd is a Mediocre showing
I was talking about McCain, but if I’m going to be honest I can’t really say Fred did great – I mean, it’s a relief that he did well enough to keep going, and in that sense I’m happy, but am I supposed to say 13% is huge?
Fred is generally refusing to be negative, and I got slapped on imao.us for suggesting that Fred ought to draw out McCain’s unsupportable real views on illegal immigration and slam him like the rabid Democrat-like dog that he is on anything other than Iraq.
Fred, still, PLEASE do something that shows off your inner energy so that others can see it. When you get angry, when you fight, as in not raising your hand, you win. Do you like the deviousness of Huckabee and his political whore Rollins who call you a buddy and slams you in the same sentence? Do you like the slimy Romney? Do you like the meaningless message of change from Obama? Do you like media hacks who announce your demise over and over? Do you like those who play nice with the Islamist animals? Don’t keep your feelings about them secret! Attacking the press is a little dangerous because it’s often whiny, but everyone else? They are maggots and need to be destroyed before they eat away the fabric of this country. They don’t need to be treated gently.
Slam them hard! You slammed the brain-dead schoolmarm in Iowa, and it worked! I know you’re alive and ready to be the greatest President in a hundred years. Many people know it. But many don’t. Many have no idea who you are. Many have no idea what the conservative message is. You have a deep voice and an imposing presence. Hit the enemies of freedom so hard they have to squeal to explain their wrongheadedness and deviousness! Fred, every time you take a notable aggressive action there are millions of “way to go” comments on all the blogs. Don’t refer people to your white papers, those who can absorb them know them. The “consistent conservative” message works, and needs to be kept up. But there HAS to be more. Fred, please, I don’t want to hear from random people you don’t have a pulse. I want them to think of you as the Conservative avenger, not because you want the job but because the enemise of freedom need to be defeated and the country saved from an economic meltdown. Don’t be shy!