Monday, September 03, 2007

Fred Thompson To Announce Bid - Thursday

Actor and politician Fred Thompson is set to officially announce his bid for the 2008 GOP nomination for president on Thursday. According to Fred Thompson campaign sources, the official announcement will be made via the Internet in a taped announcement from Fred Thompson. The next month will tell the tail on Fred Thompson and whether he has what it takes to go all the way and win the GOP nomination. Thompson is already entering a crowed field of candidates that include former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

For all practical purposes, John McCain is already finished as a presidential candidate after he strongly supported amnesty for illegal immigrants in the Senate a few months ago. The most logical person that Fred Thompson will take support away from is Mitt Romney, who is the only real conservative with a chance to win in the race. With the exception of Mitt Romney's religion, he would be the front runner in a very conservative Republican Party. However, there are changes happening in the grass-roots of the GOP and those changes are not a positive for members of the extreme social right wing.

Fred Thompson will fill a void for many GOP voters, but I just can't see how he is going to overcome the name, reputation and strong stand against terrorism that Rudy Giuliani has campaigned on over the past year. The only real issue where Fred Thompson will have strength over Rudy Giuliani in GOP primaries is with the issue of abortion and I have my doubts as to exactly how many hard-core Republicans will vote a single issue in a post 911 world. Only time will tell if Fred Thompson will be able to go all the way, but with his announcement on Thursday the field of candidates in the GOP will look very much different as major GOP primaries approach in early 2008.

Read more about Fred Thompson:

Fred Thompson 'Imwithfred.com' Official Announcement
Fred Thompson's Wife Jeri - Plus or Minus?
Fred Thompson To Announce September 6th - Leno
Fred Thompson Continues To Grow Staff
Fred Thompson Raised $3 Million - June

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