August 31, 2007

"After months of flirting, Thompson is almost in."

Strange sexual innuendo in a NYT headline.

And, so, anyway, Thompson is almost in. He'd better get in already, because talking about him not being in is getting annoying.

34 comments:

Slim999 said...

It's not strange at all.

The MSM/Democrat line on Thompson will be that he's a demeaning womanizer. Why just look at the low-cut blouses his "latest wife" wears! Too much makeup on that one, too. How gauche!

Get with the meme, Ann! Don't want the narrative to pass you by, do you?

rastajenk said...

I don't think it's annoying at all. In fact, I think it's still a pleasant change from all the other cookie-cutter campaigns that have to follow the scripts set by the elite punditry. Personally, I'd like to see him wait 'til Christmas or New Year's.

AllenS said...

He needs to get in now, and ram his message home. Over and over. Relentlessly!

Meade said...

"But he kept his supporters and the rest of the field guessing as to when he might enter the race..."

"His formal announcement will come one day after the other Republican candidates debate in New Hampshire..."

Innuendo. Get it? In... you...

peter hoh said...

What is his stance, anyway?

Or as we say here in the Twin Cities, get it on or get off the pot.

Too many jims said...

peter hoh said...
What is his stance, anyway?


Wide?

Or as we say here in the Twin Cities, get it on or get off the pot.

See Sen. Craig was just adhering to the old adage: "When in Rome do as the Romans do."

Hoosier Daddy said...

Well now at least I'll have someone to vote for.

EnigmatiCore said...

I just hope that, after all of this teasing, he has the stamina for the long haul. It would be very frustrating if he peaks prematurely. A guy has to know how to build things up to a climax at the right time, lest he be disappointing.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I just hope that, after all of this teasing, he has the stamina for the long haul.

Hey, he's got that hot 'trophy wife' so I'm betting stamina is a non-issue.

Ron said...

Why do I think Althouse wants us to put $3.99/minute just to read these comments? Is this part of the New Merchandising of Althouse?

hdhouse said...

Hey I recognize that guy. He is on Law and Order right? The actor? Plays a DA or something. Nice office. Real folksy type..is that the one? Same guy running for president? You're shitting me right? We talkin' the same guy? Honest?

EnigmatiCore said...

Same guy. And the odd part is that he has more experience than some of the Republican candidates and more than all of the major Democratic ones.

We live in interesting times.

rhhardin said...

It's actually a hymen metaphor, not a sexual one.

Roger said...

HD--you sure you arent thinking about that actor--whats his name: Ronald Reagan?

This is the guy who helped bring in the Red October before he abandoned his military career for being a DA.

Ron said...

Will his premature entry frustrate the electorate? Or does he not care about that?

Hoosier Daddy said...

HD--you sure you arent thinking about that actor--whats his name: Ronald Reagan?

I'm betting just seeing that name in print caused him to go into convulsions.

I personally have a small bobble-head of the Great Communicator (May the Peace of God be Upon him). I use it at gatherings and when some liberal begins ranting away I just pull it out and show it to them.

The reaction is not unlike Dracula seeing a crucifix. It gives me great delight.

Sigivald said...

Okay, since nobody else dove in to say it, I'll take one for the cause.

"Is he in yet?"

(I'm disappointed in all of you.)

hdhouse said...

ohhh hoosier daddy

i remember death valley days and 20 mule team borax vividly. it came on tv on saturday night before science fiction theater with truman bradley. it was a NO MISS for me.

did that guy get to be president? you are joking right?..the guy who was in breakfast for bonzo or something? ohmygod. GOP huh?

i wanna sing "roll out the barrel" but want to use the lyrics "scraping the bottom of the barrel"....hammerstein i'm not but i can still hear a duck quack.

XWL said...

Hi, my name is America, I don't normally write in to the letters dept at a mens magazine, but when big daddy Fred came to town, I just have to tell someone about my experience.

I was charmed immediately, maybe it was that southern drawl, or those droopy jowls and kind sad eyes, but whatever it was, something told me I'd have to smother him in kisses.

He wanted to take it slow, though, real, real slow, slower than any lover I've ever been with.

He just teased, and teased, and teased some more, it seemed like months before he even undressed me.

Once he had my clothes off seemed like he kept his head between my legs for another few months, he may be a slow talking southern gentleman, but that doesn't mean he wasn't quick and facile with his tongue.

This all started sometime back in January (I heard some say it was his wife's idea!), yet it wasn't finally until Sept 6th that he was ready to 'jump in', after that build up you'd think when the moment arrived it would be anti-climactic, but . . .

(sorry that's all I've got, I'm as big of a tease as Sen. Thompson)

MadisonMan said...

Yes, I really think another ex-Senator is exactly what this race needs.

I'll ask Hoosier Daddy this, but anyone else can chime in: Is there any executive level experience in this man's life? I see he's been an actor, a lawyer, a Senator, a lobbyist, a speech-giver, ... Anything where he alone was making the decisions?

Roger said...

Madison Man--not one bit of executive experience I can see--but that seems to be a trait that most candidates have. In fact, were we to use executive experience as a criterion, that pretty well weeds the pack down to a mayor and a couple of govenors--and that Bush fellow: didnt he have executive experience? so had did THAT work out? :)

knoxwhirled said...

I'm with MM on this one. I am not impressed by congressional experiencce. If anything, it's a strike against a candidate at this point. Too easy to talk a bunch of big talk and never act on it.

ricpic said...

Fifteen months to the election and Thompson is late to the party. Do you laugh? cry?
Of course, from the standpoint of the lamestream media the longer the contest the better. They can follow the horse race, a snap, and simultaneously avoid reporting on such ongoing catastrophes as the Mexican invasion.
A win-win for them but a lose-lose for normal Americans.

Roger said...

Knox: I take it then its Richardson if you are a D or Guilian or Romney if you are an R. (I think thats about it!) Oh wait: wasnt that Fred Thompson fellow a rear admiral? Its hard to keep up.

hdhouse said...

madison man...

i think or imagine that thompson calls for makeup and a mocha java with so much gravitas that it freaks out the set......can you imagine the authority in the voice that rings out "what does it take to get fresh coffee around here huh?"...ohmygod scared to death.

EnigmatiCore said...

"I am not impressed by congressional experiencce. If anything, it's a strike against a candidate at this point"

So scratch Clinton, Obama, Edwards, McCain, Dodd, Brownback, Paul, Gravel.

Richardson, Romney, Giuliani and Huckabee can stay. Hmm. One of four I would consider at this point.

Not sure which list right said Fred fits into, though, having been a federal prosecutor. That is executive branch experience, but not like being a governor or mayor of a megatropolis.

I am almost locked in on Giuliani at this point. I was considering Hillary, but the whole thing with Hsu, Paw, and Lee reminds me of why she is such a bad idea. We, as a country, are --><-- this close to really sending all parties the message that we will not abide by widespread corruption, money laundering, skating the rules, you name it. I like how she has positioned herself, and at times it is as if she is speaking straight to voters like me with what she says. But at her core, she's still knee deep in funny money, and is enabled by a pack that pounces on the GOP when they see anything hinting at impropriety but blind as a bat where the Clintons are concerned.

Wrong message for us voters to send.

Huckabee, too nanny-statish and while I don't mind strongly held religious views, seems too willing to impose them. Richardson? He's been completely underwhelming as a candidate, we have already had 8 years of a candidate unable to express himself well, and we don't need another guy with roaming hands. Romney? Reminds me of Jack Nicholson's character in "Witches of Eastwick"-- Michelle Pfeiffer asks "who are you?" and he replies "anyone you want me to be." Obama? Inexperienced, which is not a total disqualification but he has already shown himself to be recklessly naive. Edwards? Just as inexperienced, infinitely less genuine, hypocritical to quite an impressive extent, and engaging in a class-warfare based campaign that is the antithesis of what would appeal to me.

Hell, so far Giuliani is winning by everyone else proving why they should lose. He has some negatives like all of the above, but none of them are as likeable (with the possible exception of Obama), none of them have pulled off an impossible task such as turning around New York, and none of them have a prayer at reaching across the aisle for support and thereby bringing the country together (with the possible exception of Hillary, believe it or not-- she could for the right-center even while throwing the far right into seizures-- but she is the wrong candidate for an era of cleaning up corruption).

Maybe Fred did a smart thing waiting so long. I have eliminated everyone but Rudy at this point, so there is less competition. He'll have to make one hell of a case for me to change my mind, though.

MadisonMan said...

It's unfortunate that the Governors (D) have mostly left the field. I was bummed when Vilsack left, and also when Thompson (T) bowed out. (Although Thompson in the White House would be 8 more years of verbal gaffery, among other things known to Wisconsinites).

On the (R) side, Gov. Romney creeps me out as a say-anything-to-get-elected politician, and I question Giuliani's judgement on all manner of personnel issues. Huckabee I don't know much about. That leaves Senator McCain and now an actor. (sigh)

EnigmatiCore said...

MM, all I can say regarding Giuliani is that Kerik is absolutely a blight on the record.

But overall, his tenure as Mayor in NYC was cleaner than just about any has been in the big Apple.

People can talk about 9/11 and how he did there all they want. And I guess this is Rudy's challenge. Unless you are about 45 or older, you really don't remember what New York was like before him, and unless you spent considerable time in New York, how impossible it seemed for it to be anything else.

McCain? I just realized I left him out of my rant above. Mainly because he's dead in the water, but then again I treated Richardson, Edwards, and Huckabee like they aren't so I guess I will say that McCain's anger bothers me, his age coupled with his health issues bother me (sorry, but I doubt he could finish two terms), and his penchant for wanting to be on TV bothers me. It is one of the characteristics that repulsed me about Kerry (though with his Winter Soldier background, I was never going to back him, period).

I guess though if we are going to meet eye to eye, Fred would be how. But I think I am sticking with Rudy. For now.

EnigmatiCore said...

btw- wasn't Thompson (T) on the (R) side?

MadisonMan said...

wasn't Thompson (T) on the (R) side?

Oops (blushing) you're right. Still, it'd be nice if he were still around.

Peter Palladas said...

...formally announced yesterday that he would formally announce

Oh yeah?

If a guy has first to announce formally that he intends formally to announce later on that he is running - in a very formal manner of course - for the strictly formal office of President - then either your politics is crazier than a loon or he is.

Actually make that a 'both / and' statement.

reader_iam said...

MM: A Vilsack admirer? Didn't know that. Interesting.

I wish he'd stayed in at least a little longer.

Nice guy. Of all the politicians I've ever met (in his case NOT on the campaign trail, but in 2004), he was, hands down, the one who seemed most sincere and genuine. Also, a listener, among other things.

reader_iam said...

That's not to say I ever thought he had a serious shot at the presidency, but that's a different issue.

hdhouse said...

.....Thompson is almost in....


Now if the body politic would just assume the position and sit still without a bit of protest we can once again get screwed by an actor.