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Fred Speaks Directly to Iowa Voters

Fred has a 17 minute YouTube video in which he speaks directly to Iowa voters. He outlines who he is, what he believes, and what he wants to do as president and does an effective job making his case why he should be the Republican nominee for president. If you live in Iowa and are still trying to figure out who to caucus for, take out some time and watch it. I think you'll like it.

Peter Robinson at The Corner liked the speech as well.

This is reminiscent of Reagan's talk to the people of North Carolina in 1976. Simple, straightforward, modest production values--just the candidate in front of an American flag and an Iowa flag--but (to use the word again) compelling. Reagan's 1976 talk enabled him to recover after a string of primary defeats, winning in North Carolina, then going on to come within a handful of delegates of wresting the nomination from Ford. Will Thompson's talk move voters in Iowa? Does his campaign have the money to get it on the air? Throughout the state? Or even in a few of the most important markets? Beats me. But we have here a serious man, making a serious case--and doing so in the context of a campaign that has otherwise descended into mere caterwauling.

Even at this late hour, I wouldn't count Fred out.

By the way, Peter wrote Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech, so if anyone knows if someone is being Reaganesque, it's him.


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Comments (7)

I still would prefer a cand... (Below threshold)
Smartguy:

I still would prefer a candidate who really wants to be President. Thompson has been a big disappointment since he entered the race. I counted him out weeks ago.

Anti-Military Lawyer Damage... (Below threshold)
George:

Anti-Military Lawyer Damages Marine's Car on Eve of Deployment
http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/12/anti-military-l.html

LOL: using the hand-raisin... (Below threshold)
epador:

LOL: using the hand-raising episode to dis the pack.

Directly attacking ACLU and Moveon.org. And all those NEA, Moveon.org, liberal Democrats!

Still the main message is "I'm tougher and smarter than the rest."

He talks about God and Country without mentioning GOD directly until the last line: God Bless you and God Bless America.

The Mount Rushmore of bad p... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

The Mount Rushmore of bad presidents:

Nixon/Reagan/W/Thompson

Browne... even for you, tha... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Browne... even for you, that's pretty stupid.

Fred is the only vote I wou... (Below threshold)

Fred is the only vote I wouldn't have to hold my nose for. Nothing has given me enough reason to change my mind since before he announced. What is distressing is that if he doesn't get the nomination, I'm gonna have to hold my nose.

Smartguy: One of Fre... (Below threshold)
Morrissimo:

Smartguy:
One of Fred's most appealing qualities to me is that he doesn't seem like he's been dreaming about being Prez his entire life. A moment's thought explains why such a burning desire should be unnerving: if you decide whether or not I achieve my life's ambition, doesn't it seem plausible that I'll probably tell you whatever you want to hear?

This principle alone explains why so many of our current crop of pols are the way they are -- and We The People still haven't learned...




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