Friday, May 18, 2007

Talkin' Bout Fred

So can one of you Fred Thompson lovers out there tell me how this comes out? I gagged on the first sentence--"So, I hear you all have been talking about me"--and couldn't continue. And while your at it, could someone explain the source of Thompson's appeal? He's genial enough and is a competent actor, but I still don't get it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can sum up his appeal pretty easily. He's not McCain/Giuliani/Romney etc. etc.

JT said...

I'm not sure that he's even a competent actor. His "Law and Order" appearances seem stilted to me. I don't buy him as the DA. He's better than Angie Harmon but that could be said of almost any actor. He's polling well for the same reason Obama is polling well. The mainstream media has generated a buzz for him and there are enough sheeple who follow along. In the end, it won't mean anything without lots of corporate cash and organizational support. Remember Mario Cuomo in 1992? Colin Powell in 1996?

Sean Scallon said...

Thompson is not the other candidates. That is the strength of his appeal, pure and simple.

From what they're basically planning, Thompson's camapaign is going to be a front-porch kind of internet camapaign where Thompson is this orb of wisdom on cyperspace dispencing campaign slogans and jargon to keep him from flipping pancakes in some Iowa church basement in January.

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