January 23, 2008


Parting thoughts from a Fred Thompson staffer:

Personally, Iím hoping that he does not accept one of the political appointments, which he shall surely be offered. Ultimately, the reason that his ideas couldnít overcome the advantages of organization is that ideas still do not count for as much as they should in the 21st century. Fred, however, is in a better position today to spread and explain those ideas than he ever has been; sort of a Newt Gingrich without the baggage.

If you were a Fred guy, read the whole thing.

I remain disappointed that you have to lust after the presidency in order to be considered a serious candidate.

Posted by Sarah at January 23, 2008 08:51 AM | TrackBack

I didn't know much about Thompson prior to the most recent Republican debate. It seemed like he was letting his star shine for the first time that night; his assessment of Mike Huckabee was so right on that I couldn't quit smiling. I agree that ideas and issues have taken a back seat to rhetoric, but I wish that Thompson would have gotten more aggressive sooner. I personally like Guiliani but I was cheering for Fred at the last debate.

Posted by: Nicole at January 23, 2008 02:30 PM

I, too, am mourning the loss of a possibility.

My husband came home SO happy yesterday, because he recently (finally) was able to register to vote (we move around too much), and his absentee ballot came in the mail (mine didn't Ė I'm wondering what the holdup is). He didn't take off his coat or even sit down before he ripped that puppy open, filled it out, and put it up to mail in the morning.

Then I told him that Fred Thompson had resigned his candidacy that morning. He was very sad. However, I think the mere act of voting buoyed his spirits through the disappointment.

Now we just need to figure out which OTHER candidate will be able to fill the hole Fred has left behind . . .

Posted by: deltasierra at January 23, 2008 02:44 PM

Yeah, I'm disappointed too.

Posted by: Erin at January 23, 2008 03:58 PM

I don't know if you have to "lust" after it, but you do have to drag your spotty fat carcass off the couch and WORK for it

Posted by: Fred O at January 28, 2008 01:17 PM