Right out of the gate Republican candidate Fred Thompson has proven himself to be a major-league idiot. What a pompous ass. He's too damned important to participate in a debate, so he runs a 30 second rehearsed, non-live, won't have to answer any questions television commercial...
sends an email to his supporters.... no risk there...
... then posts a 15 minute video on web site - again rehearsed, non-live, won't have to answer any questions there either.
Fred D. Thompson launched his presidential bid Wednesday night on a late-night talk show in Burbank, Calif., as eight rivals for the Republican presidential nomination hashed out their differences across the country in a New Hampshire debate.
"I'm running for president of the United States," the former Tennessee senator told a cheering crowd on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
An actor known to millions as a matter-of-fact district attorney on NBC's "Law and Order," Thompson set out quickly to capture the support of conservatives who have been wary of the party's top White House contenders.
In an e-mail to supporters, he said it was "critical that we address our nation's challenges through the core ideals of self-governance, free markets, and the rule of law."
But Thompson's absence from the New Hampshire debate on Fox News made him the butt of jokes by opponents.
"Maybe we're up past his bedtime," said Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
"The people of New Hampshire expect to see you," McCain added. "They expect to see you a lot."
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said he had given up his own spot on "The Tonight Show" because "I'd rather be in New Hampshire with these fine people."[...]
Some New Hampshire Republicans were miffed. Fergus Cullen, chairman of the state party, expressed disappointment that Thompson was "trading jokes" on the Leno show while opponents debated in New Hampshire. "I just think they're sending the wrong message to New Hampshire voters," Cullen said.
Thompson is not a man of the people, he's a empty-headed actor who is afraid to answer questions. What a total, absolute moron...
The right-wing blogging hypocrites called the Democrats "chicken" for boycotting the Fox debates, and here's Fat Head Fred doing the same. What an idiot...
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