Monday, July 02, 2007


Fred's Awkward Launch

Actually "launch" isn't completely accurate, since he hasn't officially put his hat into the ring, but considering that he is increasingly included in testing polls, Fred Thompson needs to start rounding into game form.

His appearance late last week in New Hampshire didn't exactly elicit rave reviews. That could have been passed up as a simple bad day -- if he hadn't committed an embarrassing faux pas in South Carolina the day before:
Noting that the United States had apprehended 1,000 people from Cuba in 2005,
Thompson said, "I don't imagine they're coming here to bring greetings from Castro. We're living in the era of the suitcase bomb." Fidel Castro is Cuba's leader.

Technically, Thompson might have a point -- Castro could send members of his military or intelligence force and smuggle them into the Miami Cuban community. But, of course, most of those departing Cuba are fleeing from Castro -- not for Castro.

Oh, last week, I had a conversation with a Democratic insider who noted that Sen. Clinton had Thompson's remarks up on her campaign web-site and distributed before the Democratic National Committee did.

Sen. Thompson, time to get your act together.

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