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‘Well hush my mouth’

January 23, 2008

This isn’t the first time – and won’t be the last – that I’ve misread the tea leaves.

The late start and a lackluster performance on the campaign trail made me think that Fred Thompson was playing his part for a John McCain nomination. By taking conservative votes away from Mike Huckabee, Thompson was definitely helping John McCain. While debating, Thompson had no problem attacking other candidates, but pulled punches when they could have been construed as heading McCain’s way.

I was reasonably sure that Fred Thompson would stay in the race through Super Tuesday, and then throw his support to McCain, but he pulled out of the race today. The timing may have something to do with the Huckabee campaign’s financial difficulties.

It remains to be seen whether Thompson will ask his supporters to give their votes to John McCain. Maybe the tea leaves just missed the date…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2008 10:48 am

    My tea leaves tell me: a democrat house, a democrat senate and a democrat president.

    In other words, republicans have forgotten what it is like to BE republican and while trying to maintain control have, themselves, gone to the left to appeal to those who want to just suck the government tit.

    What can we look forward to? Higher taxes, forced “carbon offset” schemes, $200 oil, serious assaults on 2nd amendment and continued deterioration of the 1st.

  2. January 23, 2008 11:18 am

    Below is my state’s Republican Creed. It clearly describes only one Republican candidate, and the MSM have marginalized him. The GOP has been hijacked and they may well be destroyed before they wake up.

    We Believe…
    • That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice

    • That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society

    • That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government

    • That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing constitutional limitations

    • That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense

    • That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation

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