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?
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.