Fred Thompson announces intent with Jay Leno

Posted By on September 6, 2007

Fred08 - Contribute NowIt is probably not a surprise to anyone, but Fred Thompson has finally announced that he intends to enter as a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2008. He has had a bit of time to develop an excellent website (Friends of Fred Thompson) and has included his thoughts in a long-ish web video. Compared to the many other candidates who spent last night debating each other, Thompson has a little ground to catch up on in getting out his message, although not that big a deal from my perspective. About the only glitch running as a conservative Republican seeking party support is that of his personal life. (Same for Rudy Giuliani) On the other hand, Thompson should be able to tap into that ‘beat Clinton’ mantra that continues to thrive in the GOP and might be able to draw upon his likable southern charm and Presidential TV personality. Fred Thompson is certainly going to be formidable and seemingly qualified candidate, but he does enter an already full field. In the Republican debate last night, several other candidates wished him well as they took jabs at his late entry. )Personally I think the rest entered too early requiring a long and more costly fundraising effort?)

Fred Thompson on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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