Monday, July 16, 2007

The Rascal sticks his neck out

At considerable risk to my reputation as a political seer non pareil, I'm predicting here that Fred Thompson will not run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Remember where you heard it first -- except if I'm wrong, in which case, I'll delete this post and never admit to having said any such thing.

4 comments:

MR. BASEBALL said...

This prediction is based on what? Come on Rascal. Without giving your reasoning, your prognostication is completely meaningless.

The Rascal said...

Mr. B: It's just a hunch. The guy keeps putting off his candidacy announcement, and he didn't file a quarterly campaign finance report (which is required by law if you're acting like a candidate, even without a formal announcement). Moreover, he has a reputation of laziness and lack of fire-in-the-belly. He's got a wife who's younger than one of his daugthers, and she might not want the spotlight. He can make a ton of money staying in Hollywood. His reputation inevitably will take a beating (even from some Republicans) if he runs. He might want to wait for the tap on the shoulder to be somebody's running mate. He's got cancer. Look, Mr. B., I might well be wrong about this, but I wouldn't be surprised if he takes a pass. (By the way, Mr. B., welcome back from your competitive venture out west.)

Anonymous said...

Thank god you're only sticking your neck out!

The Rascal said...

Yeah, I wouldn't want you to face any great temptation.