Missing in Inaction

From The Carpetbagger Report:

Woody Allen once said, “90 percent of life is just showing up.” For Fred Thompson, that appears to be too much to ask.

Mitt Romney was in Michigan, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada and then went back to Michigan. Rudy Giuliani visited Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Alabama, Washington and New Hampshire. John McCain went from Michigan to Iowa to New Hampshire.

But where was Fred, as in Fred Thompson?

Original book cover.

Thompson had arranged to be in Manchester last Friday for a fundraising breakfast with the mayor, but on Thursday afternoon, the campaign cancelled, citing “scheduling conflicts for the senator.”

It’s not that Thompson is completely invisible — he’ll be on Fox News tonight — he just doesn’t seem willing to actually go out and campaign. He claims he wants to be president, but he doesn’t seem to actually like talking to voters.


Keep in mind, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Thompson simply disappear from the campaign trail. From a report a week after Thompson announced his campaign:

Since Thursday morning, when the tour began, Mr. Thompson has made no more than three campaign stops a day, with long stretches in between. In recent spins through Iowa, he kept a similarly relaxed schedule. Mitt Romney, by comparison, often does six town-hall-style forums a day when in Iowa.

A spokesman for Mr. Thompson said the driving distances in Florida were a factor, and that he would add more impromptu stops later in the campaign.

Next week, his schedule has no public events at all….

The old bastard can’t even act like a real politician! I can’t wait until Jeri Thompson realizes that she’s been sleeping with that disgusting old man for nothing! Her dreams of being First Lady are down the toilet. Hey! Maybe that’s where Fred is. We can send Larry Craig in to check.


Filed under 2008 election, Books, Chimpy, Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, George W. Bush, humor, Jeri Thompson, John McCain, Larry Craig, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, parody, politics, Republicans, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Tom Tancredo

8 responses to “Missing in Inaction

  1. Friend of the court

    Fred seems to be positioning himself to break George W’s vacation days record. That he is even considering a run is another Republican insult to the American people.

  2. nonnie9999

    if fred ever won (heaven forbid!!!), it would be the first time that a la-z-boy was positioned behind the desk in the oval office. then again, maybe it would be an improvement over the sit-n-spin that is there now.

  3. Friend of the court

    Sit-n-spin, I love it! Maybe that’s what was wrong with the chimp this morning. That wanker needs to find a job more suited to his talents. I think he would like to be a stand up comic, only he doesn’t seem to be able to stand up that well and he’s not funny. What the heck, being totally unqualified didn’t stop him from being President.

  4. nonnie9999

    i was surfing through the channels this evening, and i just happened to get to kid nation (which, imho, is a horrible bit of television) when a little girl was saying that george bush isn’t smart, but he got to be president twice. 😆 even the little kids think he is an idiot.
    i think the only job he is qualified for is toll collector in the automated payment booth.

  5. Got a Grip

    Well, if Georgie has really been passing up the drink (and let’s face it, we all have serious doubts about that), then the sit-n-spin would help him achieve that drunk feeling he misses so much.

    I had a horrible night/morning. I went to sleep listening to Mitt Romney on C-Span (Geez, what a blowhard idiot) and work up to Chimpy bloviating. No wonder i felt queasy….

  6. nonnie9999

    poor gotta!!
    i bet you feel even more dizzy than chimpy does after a ride on his sit n’ spin! you went to sleep during one nightmare and woke up to another one. you must keep pictures of the adorable grandkids next to the bed, so you can look at them immediately and reverse some of the ickies.

  7. foxy-contin

    Thompson’s lookin’ alot like Reagan in one way…he ain’t there! at least Ronnie was there in body.

  8. nonnie9999

    do you mean he looks like reagan before or after he died? 😆

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