Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Fred Thompson and the GOP debate

Since my last post, Fred Thompson has announced that he will announce his presidential run on Jay Leno's show on the night of the Republican presidential debate, leading to an inevitable round of second-guessing by many. I don't want to seem like a Thompson apologist, but again, I believe that he is doing the right thing. Some(Rush Limbaugh) believe that announcing on Jay Leno's show in lieu of attending the debate degrades the office of the presidency. This might have had merit at one time, but the questions asked and formats used at many of the debates have pretty much robbed them of any real use. Queries like "Do you believe in evolution?" and "What do you like the most about the person next to you?" (which is asked mostly of preschoolers and is stupid even then) somehow rob the debates of Presidential dignity.

And I doubt that Thompson's no-show will much effect New Hampshire voters. Although I could be wrong, it seems unlikely that four months from now they will still feel slighted. It may also be a moot point, since Romney has a comfortable lead in the polls there.

Speaking of Romney, many have given up on him as a candidate, which may be a mistake. He holds the lead in both Iowa and New Hampshire, and two early victories may give him a lot of momentum.

No one has suggested this (that I have seen), but perhaps Mike Huckabee would be a good running mate for Romney? His social conservative credentials would reinforce Romney's, and his wit would possibly distract people from Romney's sometimes stiff speaking style.

9 Comments:

At September 4, 2007 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Of course time will tell if Thompson did the right thing or not, but I agree with your assessment of the debate questioning getting out of hand. The POTUS needs to focus on the big picture, not the fluff and stuff.

 
At September 4, 2007 at 8:58 PM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Daniel..well the jury is still out and that jeehadi campaign manager of his ruled him out for me!

 
At September 5, 2007 at 5:47 AM , Blogger DD2 said...

I agree with Angel The jury is still out on him.......
I for one don't agree on what hes doing.
But who am I? Just a poor little schnuck with a keyboard...

 
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