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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fred's Rotten Reviews, Boffo Box Office

“For the third straight day,” the Rasmussen poll reports today, “Thompson is the top choice for 28% of Likely Republican Primary Voters. For the first time all year, Rudy Giuliani has fallen below the 20% level.”

That’s good news for Fred, the politician. But Fred, the actor, must be bruised by the bad reviews across the political spectrum.

Gail Collins in the New York Times: “He’s here. He’s tanned. He’s ready. He looks like he needs a nap. When it comes to overhyped underperformers, Fred Thompson’s entry into the presidential race was right up there with Britney Spears at the MTV awards.”

If that sounds like liberal bias, try the dean of conservative columnists, George Will:

“Fred Thompson's plunge into the presidential pool--more belly-flop than swan dive--was the strangest product launch since that of New Coke in 1985. Then, the question was: Is this product necessary? A similar question stumped Thompson the day he plunged.”

If Giuliani is still diving after the anniversary of 9/11, Thompson can laugh off the critics’ carping all the way to the Primaries.


Dr. Stimplove said...

Seriously, what a sorry couple o' frontrunners. Among Thompson's many defects, he is said to be lazy and he once lobbied for an abortion-rights group though he now claims to be anti-abortion. As for Giuliani's defects, where do you start? This is hilarious.

jfreeland said...

Fred Thompson is the darling of the "reptilian brain" and the Children of the Confederacy

He'll win big in the South, much of the West.