It’s really sad to see a genuine war hero gone bad like he did.
But we don’t have to settle for who the MSM tells us are the leaders in the GOP race! I’ve been following the blogosphere very closely for the past week, tracking the posts and comments on a possible presidential run by Fred Dalton Thompson (FDT).
The blog buzz over FDT is nothing short of phenomenal. This isn’t just an anecdotal observation. Go to http://www.technorati.com/chartimg/(Fred%20Thompson)?totalHits=7581&size=s and scroll down a bit. The chart is in the sidebar on the right.
Most of these blog posts each have a number of comments associated with it, and the comments have been overwhelminly positive about a FDT run for the White House.
But even more importantly - many Rudy, Mitt and Newt backers are all saying that they would switch their support to FDT in a heartbeat should he decide to get into the race. Curiously, in all my searches, I haven’t discovered even one person who will admit to being a McCain supporter.
Free Republic just concluded an online poll asking If the primary were held today and your Republican choices are Rudy Giuliani vs Fred Thompson, how would you vote? The results:
Fred Thompson 62.6%
Rudy Giuliani 21.7
Third Party 3.8%
Stay home 2.6%
Leave Blank 0.5%
All of this illustrates just how unhappy conservatives are with the “Big Three” choices of Rudy, Mitt and McCain. Even Newt supporters are uneasy with their guy, undoubtedly because of all his baggage.
Where is the supposed conservative support for Rudy that we keep keep reading about in the MSM? It evaporates when a solid conservative like FDT becomes a choice.
Fred Thompson is the real deal. He’s got a conservative voting record, media savvy, a commanding presence, not just name recognition, but real star power and the kind of grassroots support that we haven’t seen since Ronald Reagan’s day.