Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Hunt For Red November?

Kate O'Beirne on MTP today: "Hollywood casting agents had it right. Fred Thompson looks and sounds presidential, and he’s a talented politician, you know."

So far in the flurry of speculation about a Thompson campaign, I haven't seen much more than fuzzy reminiscing from boosters who've rented In the Line of Fire or The Hunt for Red October too many times (films made, I'd guess, when "the world was a simpler place, dammit.") I'm open to a Thompson candidacy. But so far there's a seriousness gap, and I'm skeptical.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how did a Fred Thompson candidacy get thrown out there in the first place? For ever there's been the big 3 GOP candidates-then all of a sudden, a month or so ago, his name suddenly appears as a major candidate. What's going on?

4/08/2007 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thompson's a pompous windbag. He has that paper-thin gravitas in his face and voice that the dimwits fell for in Cheney. My guess is that Republicans would be coalescing around "Multiple-Choice" Mitt if it weren't clear as day he's exceptionally opportunistic and perhaps the most brazen flip-flopper to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate in recent memory.

4/08/2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger Doug H. said...

Just how did a Fred Thompson candidacy get thrown out there in the first place?

Because its obvious to the GOP powers-that-be that McCain, Giuliani, and Romney are destined for a Mondale-like finish, so they have to bring in someone - anyone - who can salvage the '08 campaign. So, like they did in California, they turned to the first available Hollywood guy they could reach. If it worked for Saint Ronald and Schwarznegger, why not Lonesome Rhodes?

4/09/2007 1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By "open" do you mean you'd actually entertain the idea of voting for him??

4/10/2007 7:11 PM  

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