CNN: Fred won’t announce until August

posted at 5:24 pm on July 11, 2007 by Allahpundit

Ostensibly it’s because his campaign wants to make sure everything’s perfect on launch day, even though they know they’re already dealing with impossible expectations and this will make them that much more impossible. In fact, I think it might be because Congress is in recess in August and he’ll have the headlines to himself. If he announces now, his press coverage runs side by side with stories about spiking violence, Republican defections, and disastrous opinion polls, none of which do him any good given his own position on the war. Or maybe he’s just doing the actorly thing and building suspense for his grand entrance. I don’t know, and I don’t much care anymore.

You made a valiant effort, Frank, particularly with your penultimate point. But I think I’m writing in Hitchens/Hirsi Ali next November. If only they were eligible.

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atheism as reactionary philosophy existing just to ridicule (with vitriol) those who believe in something

StoutRepublican on July 11, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Once people like you stop mischaracterizing what an atheist is you won’t have to make straw men and complain about them anymore! We all win.

Nonfactor on July 12, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Fred! who? He keeps pulling this crap and he will find himself at 0:14:57

OrthodoxRobert on July 12, 2007 at 7:49 AM

Well, it is wide open for anyone to get out there and start speaking some Reagan! That is all it will take! The Marxists, I mean the Democrats, have had it all to themselves. The world is standing on its tiptoes just waiting for some Republican leader somewhere to speak boldly in Reagan speak! And to not just be bold, but to have fun while doing it! The Marxists, I mean the Democrats world, would unravel! I am telling you we don’t even realize how much it would clear the air! It would effect everything from the war to the economy to Friday nights at the movies! The very fact that Fred is so high in the poles without yet announcing is because people just think he is a Reagan! Somebody somewhere, maybe a Republican page or some 89 year old Republican in the Capital that just answers the phone that can speak and live Reagan, just come out and announce they are running and they could change the world!!

JellyToast on July 12, 2007 at 7:50 AM

Once people like you stop mischaracterizing what an atheist is you won’t have to make straw men and complain about them anymore! We all win.

Nonfactor on July 12, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Why is it then that atheists say they have no problem’s with God because they claim He does not exist, yet spend months making books entirely devoted to causing others to disbelieve in Him.

You also have the “smug Atheist” archtype, who believe that their nonbelief entitles them to belittle believers. They somehow think that because we believe in a higher power than humanity that we can’t empirically prove exists to the athiest’s satisfaction, we’re more susceptible to crooks and shysters. This coming from the largest group of deluded self-aggrandizers in the world. How do you get an athiest to buy anything you want? Tell him he’s God.

BKennedy on July 12, 2007 at 8:27 AM

The world is standing on its tiptoes just waiting for some Republican leader somewhere to speak boldly in Reagan speak! And to not just be bold, but to have fun while doing it! The Marxists, I mean the Democrats world, would unravel!
JellyToast on July 12, 2007 at 7:50 AM

If we had ten of those to choose from, I could actually understand all the nitpicking that’s going on right now.

“He cleared his throat on TV! He’s not talking to Chris Matthews enough! The LA Times said he once met with an abortion supporter! His wife is too hot!”

Even something as insanely idiotic as: “He didn’t announce when a media pundit guessed he might!” could be enough to kick somebody out of contention IF we had a thousand potential candidates out there who were talking about conservatism as a political system, instead of as a handful of unrelated “values” issues.

But we don’t.

logis on July 12, 2007 at 2:27 PM

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