Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Analysis of Fred Thompson's Fall

This is the best analysis I have seen of the pros and cons of Fred Thompson's run for the Presidency.

He was NOT lazy; his command of policy equaled or exceeded that of his rivals, and he was, as he said, pretty clearly a consistent conservative for his public life. But his staff was poorly managed; it started much too late; his campaign was riven by internal fueds and suspicions: one faction accused the other of leaking to reporters.
Here's hoping Fred makes a return in some form, perhaps as VP.


shadowmom1 said...

In one of the news stories I heard today they said Fred said he was available for the VP spot.

quizwedge said...

Conspiracy Theory: McCain needs the support of conservatives. McCain and Thompson are friends. McCain needed to win South Carolina and was worried about Huckabee. Thompson stays in long enough to take support from Huckabee and then bows out. McCain is the front-runner. McCain later calls Thompson to be his VP to bring in the conservative vote.

I don't know that it will happen, but it could happen. Personally, I'd like a McCain-Thompson ticket, but I don't know how well it would do.