Archive for the ‘Fred Thompson’ Category

Adios, Fred

January 22, 2008

Fred ThompsonFred Thompson’s campaign has gone the way of Goliath:

Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

“Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort,” the former Tennessee senator said in a brief statement.

Thompson’s fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

One less contender for the GOP. One less RINO in the way of the Huckabee/Brownback Presidency.

And as an added benefit, I never have to hear another word about that shameless harlot, Jeri Thompson. Her sluttish strumpetry threatened to derail our nation itself. God has mercifully placed her out of the public concern henceforth.

Rush Limbaugh: Conspiracy Theorist?

January 7, 2008

Rush Limbaugh - The KissIt’s getting harder and harder to listen to Rush Limbaugh. He wears his anti-Huckabee anti-evangelical bias on his sleeve lately and I just don’t get it. Rush used to represent the heart and soul of conservatives, but more and more he just represents the GOP elite.

Today he came up with a conspiracy theory that’s wacky at best. Perhaps he’s a Ron Paul supporter at heart.

“I think I know what is happening here, Mr. Snerdley, who is the official screener of calls here today. I think that the Huckabee campaign has finally figured it out. I think that we’ve got behind-the-scenes advisors in some cases calling in here, and advisors are having some of their people call in here.”

You catch that? It’s not actual Rush fans and Huckabee supporters calling in and voicing their concern about Rush sandbagging their preferred candidate. It’s got to be the campaign. This is black helicopter Alex Jones territory.

“I’m not getting inundated here from the Ron Paul crowd; I’m not getting inundated from the McCain crowd, or by the McCain crowd. If you Hucksters think that I have been a little unfair and a little bit hard on Governor Huckabee, I’m equally as hard on Senator McCain, but we’re not hearing from any of his people.”

Rush LimbaughA little unfair? A little hard on Huck? Oh give me a break! You’ve spent precious hours of your airtime literally blasting the former Arkansas Governor. No wonder supporters are calling in to cry foul.

Let’s take a quick looksee at the definition of the word “huckster,” shall we?

a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes, etc.: the crass methods of political hucksters.

Still wonder why people are reacting to the unfair insults you make?

“I really think here that what’s happening is sort of an organized campaign from the Huckabee people here to try to get to the program and refute what I’m saying. I’ve talked about Rudy and social issues as well as Romney and some of his flip-flops in these things.”

And you’re surprised nobody’s calling in about Rudy and Romney? There’s no dispute there, is there? You’ve been sigularly nasty to Mike Huckabee, who’s run a positive campaign. That’s why people are honestly reacting. It’s not a conspiracy, El Rushbo. It’s just not.

And Rush carefully and cleverly offers a false choice. Hey, evangelicals, throw away your vote on a guy who’s hardly even interested in running for President.

“My question for you evangelicals is this. If you’re looking for a real conservative, why are you supporting Huckabee? He’s completely discredited himself. What about Fred Thompson? If you’re looking for a real conservative.”

Who do you represent this campaign season, Rush? It isn’t conservatives and it isn’t your listeners and it isn’t the Republican base who actually and honestly support Huckabee. Why are you doing this? Who’s paying you? You’re going beyond ridiculous to sabotage Huck’s campaign. Why?

Down To the Wire

January 2, 2008

HorseraceIowa’s caucuses are tomorrow night. It looks like the top three finishers on the Republican side will be Huckabee, Romney and McCain. But who will be first? It depends on the poll, so it could be anyone.

According to Strategic Vision, the numbers are:

Mitt Romney 30%
Mike Huckabee 28%
John McCain 16%
Fred Thompson 13%
Rudy Giuliani 4%
Ron Paul 4%
Duncan Hunter 1%
undecided 4%

But according to Zogby, a different outcome:

Mike Huckabee 28% (29)
Mitt Romney 26% (25)
John McCain 12% (12)
Fred Thompson 12% (10)
Ron Paul 9% (7)
Rudy Giuliani 7% (8)

It will be interesting to see the results when they come in. Go Mike!