Saturday, June 30, 2007

Empty TV Suit

Interesting article today on the McClatchy website regarding Fred Thompson. Basically, he made his way up to New hampshire and gave, wait for it, a nine minute speech short on specifics. If you remember a few months back, the MSM beat up on Sen. Obama for a lack of specifics. Lets see if they do the same to Good Ole Fred. I mean, Free Scooter Libby may make for good radio, but its not much of a platform.

The former Tennessee senator with the baritone drawl showed up Thursday in New Hampshire, the site of the first primary voting, and gave a speech that lasted only nine minutes, skipping over hot-button issues such as Iraq and immigration to invoke platitudes about freedom and strength.

He left more than a few Republicans disappointed.


``It was short,'' said Richard Heitmiller of Nashua. ``He's got a nice voice. But there was nothing there. He's for apple pie and motherhood. He's going to have to say what he's for.''

Heitmiller said he hadn't made up his mind about whom to support — way too early — and had come to learn more about this man he'd heard about but never seen.

``People want to get to know him. He hasn't been here, and he gives a nine-minute speech,'' he said dismissively. As Thompson exited, people started making their way to the doors midway through a reception.

``I told my wife we'd get home by 8. We'll get home a lot earlier than that,'' Heitmiller said.

``He looks good onstage, but I don't know if he has the gravitas,'' said Kathleen Williamson, a conservative Roman Catholic from North Weare. ``It seems like he's trying to win over conservatives, but I'm still not sure he has the credentials. I'm worried he's trying to get by on his celebrity.''

(HT - The Daily Dish)


At 4:57 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Empty fucking suit.


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