Fred Thompson Blowing it
Most of the attention on the straw poll at last week’s Values Voter Republican Presidential Debate was on the big winner – Mike Huckabee.
The former Arkansas governor deserves the recognition he got from the delegates at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
He entered the contest as the favorite of 35 percent of the delegates from pro-family organizations. But he finished the debate as the favorite of 63 percent.
That was quite an accomplishment.
There was, however, a big loser in the debate – one of the four GOP presidential candidates who decided not to show up.
The big loser was Fred Thompson, who entered the evening as the favorite of 15 percent of those in attendance. When the evening was over, he had the support of just 4 percent. No other candidate lost anywhere near that kind of support as a result of his performance or, in Thompson’s case, his non-performance.
He also lost me.
My Comments: I wasn’t able to see it this last time, but my favorites continue to be: Alan Keyes, Sam Brownback, and Mike Huckabee – all pro-life champions. It’s early in the race, so we will see how things go.