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draft_mario_cuomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:33 PM
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F. Thompson's fundraising down "markedly"
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 01:33 PM by draft_mario_cuomo
July 26, 2007
Thompson Fundraising Not Meeting Expectations
Sources close to Fred Thompson tell NBC News that the presumptive candidate's fundraising is down "markedly."

"The pace is described as a consequence of the delayed announcement to enter the race." Sources says the campaign will report raising about $3 million in July, instead of the target of $5 million. "Sources describe an early burst of donations in June and say the summer fundraising has fallen off. While additional fundraisers are planned, sources say the scheduling of fundraisers was 'frozen' for a time while the team was going through some internal strains."

A footnote: It's now expected that Thompson will formally announce his presidential candidacy on September 4th in Nashville, "with Thompson possibly heading to South Carolina (if time permits) and then to New Hampshire for the September 5th GOP debate."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2007/07/26/thompson_f...
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:35 PM
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1. I still agree with the CNN talking head who said he'll be in by
September and OUT by November!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:36 PM
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2. Daily Show nailed it!
He managed to have "front runner", "reorganized" and "stumbling" campaigns all before announcing!
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draft_mario_cuomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:51 PM
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12. Haha, amazing isn't it? nt
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:45 PM
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3. Oh, that's nothing. Wait till the opposition gets hold of him.
He'll be screaming to get out of the race.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:50 PM
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4. Thompson will never be the actor/politician Regan was, he just ain't got it!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:04 PM
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5. Tell it to Rove.
The Bushistas & Neocons have been piling on his bandwagon like he's the new RayGun, alright.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:09 PM
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6. Yeah, Reagan was the greatest actor of his generation,
if you don't include Sonny Tufts.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:22 PM
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8. Reagan was a much better actor in Washington than he was in Hollywood.
Much better.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:34 PM
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9. Standards are much lower.
Only in Washington could Dan Quayle get away with playing "the vice-president" and Dubya Bush, even without a legitimate contract, pull off his rendition of the "President." Two acts definitely not ready for Hollywood.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:40 PM
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10. Good point.
Amazing, though, how many people fell for Bush's shtick. Twice.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:21 PM
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7. This is the first campaign I can remember that both took off and crashed-and-burned before...
it was even announced.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:46 PM
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11. Maybe he can call Mitt Romney for a loan?
After all, that's what Romney did to pump up his lackluster fundraising numbers: Loan his own campaign a big wad of cash. Surely Mitt would do the same for any Republican, right?
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:57 PM
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13. Who but a complete moran
would hand over money to an out-of-work "actor" who has not even declared he was running?

Oh, never mind. :eyes:

The Daily FRead
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1871851/posts
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 03:05 PM
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14. I said before: The GOP is stupid, but not so stupid that they're going to
put all their cash down on a sick, lame horse.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 03:49 PM
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15. Steve Colbert hailed Thompson as moving so fast ...
that he'd be in and out of the race before ever declaring his candidacy.

I certainly hope so.
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