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Even Fred Thompson Doubts He'll Be President

Pam Spaulding: To Fred it's beginning to sound like running for prez is an extended performance he's already wearying of.
 
 
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This post, written by Pam Spaulding, originally appeared on Pam's House Blend

Even Fred Thompson doubts he'll be president. Gotta love this one. What will the Freepers say? They hang on every word uttered out of the Law & Order actor's mouth because he's the "real Reagan Republican" and the savior of conservative values. To Fred it's beginning to sound like running for prez is an extended performance he's already wearying of.

Trying to encourage his studio to hurry up so an interview could start, Carl Cameron of Fox News said into his microphone: "The next president of the United States has a schedule to keep." Standing beside him, a deadpan Mr Thompson interjected: "And so do I."

As some Thompson aides looked bemused and others cringed, a taken-aback Mr Cameron, Fox's chief political correspondent, exclaimed: "You can't do that kind of stuff!"

...Having entered the 2008 contest in September, more than six months after all his rivals, Mr Thompson, 65, has kept a light schedule, delivered rambling speeches and shown little fondness for the glad-handing and back-slapping that is the very stuff of US politics.

Pam Spaulding blogs at Pam's House Blend .

 
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