Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fred Is Running! 'Bout time!

Video from Ian Schwartz. Transcript of the announcement here.

JAY LENO: I’ve got to ask you something. You were here in June. You said then you were testing the water. You’ve been in the water for a while now. Are you starting to get a little wrinkly? (Laughter.)

FRED THOMPSON: These wrinkles don’t come from the water. (Laughter.)

JAY LENO: They don’t come from the water. All right. What’s the temperature? Is it tepid? What does the water tell you.

FRED THOMPSON: Nice and warm.

JAY LENO: Nice and warm?

FRED THOMPSON: It hasn’t been that long really. We’ve done it a few months, where a lot of people have been working on it since they were in the choir in high school. So we’re where we need to be right now, and that’s one of the things I wanted to talk to you about. I’m running for President of the United States.

JAY LENO: All right. (Applause.)


Now compare this with the prattlings of Senator Chuck Schumer, as he speaks about the Troop Surge in Iraq. See the difference between am American Statesman and a party hack? Sad, isn't it? And Schumer says he "supports" the American Troops! Riiiight!

Thanks Sister Toldjah!


Tom said...

But is it too late? Did he stay in the water too long and lose momentum? Only time will tell.

benning said...

Fred remarked on that, responding to a queston from Leno:

JAY LENO: A lot of the pundits say, “Oh, well, you waited too long.”

FRED THOMPSON: No, I don’t think so. Of course, we’ll find out, but I don’t think people are going to say, you know, “That guy would make a very good President, but he just didn’t get in soon enough.” (Laughter.) Communications being what they are nowadays, if you can’t get your message out in a few months, you’re probably not ever going to get it out. Most people don’t start paying attention to these elections until they get a little closer. They treat politicians kind of like the dentist ?? they don’t have anything to do with them until they have to, until the election is near. (Laughter.)

Jim Fryar said...

Thanks Benning, I think I saw it first owing to being in Eastern Australian time and the lateness of the announcement. Its nice to beat Patrick to news on Fred.

benning said...

Patrick does seem to jump on the news very fast ;-)

Anonymous said...

Go, Freddie, go!!!

shoprat said...

Did he wait too long and or did everyone else start too soon and peak prematurely? Time will tell.

Brooke said...

Things are getting interesting!

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol..dang Schumer has turned into such a traitor Benning!

benning said...

... or he's simply another clueless Leftist bent on accumulating power.

defiant_infidel said...

Schumer has always been a traitor, Angel. He makes me "GRRRRRRR" loudly!

I am still pretty irritated about the Spencer Abraham thing, but I'm trying to get beyond it. As far as him being "late"... Hell, any other election season before this he would have been awkwardly early! It will be interesting to see what effect over a year of campaigning will have on America's enthusiasm when the poll time actually arrives.

benning said...

I think the enthusiasm will wane, as it usually does. Once into the Primaries it may get interesting, and then we'll be bored silly with dimwitted ads and mindless 'debates', until we want to scream!