Fred Thompson Underwhelms
Fred Thompson raised an underwhelming $3 million in the last quarter. His staff are trying to downplay the numbers by saying Thompson is "testing the waters." Thompson has also been changing staff. He is hardly giving the impression that he is running a well-oiled campaign machine.
Some are already saying a prospective Thompson run is a flop. “I just don’t see it anymore,” said a key Republican who had been extremely enthusiastic about a Thompson candidacy.
"That number is really underwhelming. There were indications it could be double that. They've been saying that people were waiting for Fred, and the money was going to pour in. He looks like he's already losing momentum."
Thompson's momentum was because he wasn't John McCain, Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani. It wasn't because of anything he did when he was in the Senate. Conservatives or projecting their desires into a guy better known as a character actor and lobbyist than a serious policymaker.
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