Video: Jeri Thompson on The Factor

posted at 10:05 pm on November 20, 2007 by Bryan

Mrs. Fred Thompson appeared on the O’Reilly Factor tonight for a segment with guest host Laura Ingraham. The ladies talked about the campaign and where Fred stands in the polls, among other things. Not a bad intro to the Factor audience, though I think the bounce that you’ll see about midway through is a sign of slight nerves. Her knowledge of David Horowitz’s work comes across as genuine and a plus.

By the way, the segment that Laura refers to at the start of the interview dealt with this idiotic protest incident that Allah and Michelle covered earlier today.


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Bryan, you need to post the clip of Laura shredding the idiotic anti war teeny bopper. Laura destroyed her.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Jeri did a good job,she’s informed,speaks well,
and like all Republican woman,truly believes
what she says,compared to your lock step talking
point Liberal woman.

canopfor on November 20, 2007 at 10:24 PM

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Now, that’s not nice…wait. What am I saying? I want to see it, too, Bryan.

amerpundit on November 20, 2007 at 10:25 PM

She gets my vote for the prettiest First lady.

Jay on November 20, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Bryan, you need to post the clip of Laura shredding the idiotic anti war teeny bopper. Laura destroyed her.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Post it.

Gatordoug on November 20, 2007 at 10:28 PM

So… Mrs Thompson can take the time to appear on the Factor, but her husband, the candidate, wants O’Rielly to go to him?

In the end, Mr Thompson will end up appearing on the Factor but probably later on in the campaign.

Weebork on November 20, 2007 at 10:33 PM

Very impressive. That gal will make a hell of a first lady. Heck she could be President.

TheSitRep on November 20, 2007 at 10:34 PM

Very impressive. That gal will make a hell of a first lady. Heck she could be President.

TheSitRep on November 20, 2007 at 10:34 PM

The only difference between Michelle Obama and Jeri Thompson is: Michelle is Barack’s first wife, and Jeri happens to be a Republican.

Otherwise they’re the same power-mad wifey who puts on a good show for the camera, but really just wants their hubby to be Prez so they can be first lady.

BKennedy on November 20, 2007 at 10:45 PM

Y’all should see Michelle Obama’s interview from SC today. Everything is about HER (and her race, but shhhh! you shouldn’t vote for her husband based on his race).

Mrs. Thompson seems quite capable, but her husband inspires nothing much inside me. However, if her husband in the GOP nominee, I will NOT be staying home in a hissy fit like some others claim they will if THEIR candidate doesn’t win the nomination. I will vote for him.

SouthernGent on November 20, 2007 at 10:46 PM

BKennedy on November 20, 2007 at 10:45 PM

And the difference between you and a partisan hack, is, oh wait, nevermind

Gatordoug on November 20, 2007 at 10:46 PM

BKennedy…are you watching over my shoulder! Wow…that’s too funny our posts are so different about the same women…haha.

SouthernGent on November 20, 2007 at 10:47 PM

SouthernGent on November 20, 2007 at 10:46 PM

You gotta vote next year! You just have to, Hillary is a disaster waiting to befall America.
BTW, check out Fred’s ideals they ought to inspire you.

Gatordoug on November 20, 2007 at 10:48 PM

Does she have a cold? Sounds a little off or nasel-e. In any event, a nice interview. She always seems so nice and respectful.

Hey Fred, more appearances with her.

sunny on November 20, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Thanks for posting that Bryan. She presents herself well and makes a credible argument for her husband. Her response to the – do you want it more than him thing was very good. I didn’t expect that answer. thoughtful.

Spirit of 1776 on November 20, 2007 at 10:54 PM

After watching her tonight, I admit I have to agree with Fred’s critics. She really does have more energy than him. This is the first time I’ve actually heard her speak and she’s much more impressive than her husband. I can’t recall a single platitude or cliche’ doled out. Fred could take some tips.

thedecider on November 20, 2007 at 10:57 PM

And the difference between you and a partisan hack, is, oh wait, nevermind

Gatordoug on November 20, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Maybe if Fraud! wern’t a joke candidate I’d say differently, but give me a break. The only one who wants Fred to be President is Jeri. She’s the one doing all the behind the scenes work, making sure whatever remains of Fred’s nosediving campaign can at least land on a runway marked “serious candidate” so she can say “I was almost first lady.”

At least Barack wants to be Prez and is actually making an effort. Fraud! is just languishing around doing nothing, hoping he’ll come in #3 in the only primaries he even has a shot in.

Jeri, just like MObama wants to be First Lady more than her hubby wants to be Prez.

BKennedy on November 20, 2007 at 10:58 PM

This is the first I’ve seen Jeri Thompson speak on her own. My opinion of Ms. Jeri is that she is a “wannabe” Hillary, only Conservative…which is good!

Ok. I’m buying it. Would rather have Conservative Jeri than Liberal Hilly any day! Only problem is that Jeri’s hubby doesn’t seem to have the same ambition that Bubba Bill had/has.
Is this just a political ploy to put Jeri in the spotlight for future political campaigns? Hmmmmm…..

SouthernPride on November 20, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Bryan, you need to post the clip of Laura shredding the idiotic anti war teeny bopper. Laura destroyed her.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Post it Bryan. The little brat needs a swap across her behind with a belt. . . .

Texyank on November 20, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Jeri is great and I loved the Horowitz reference. I’m sure she believes in her husband, but whether she can get people like me who are waiting for him to perk up to believe in him is another question altogether.

Not to mention getting non-Republicans to vote for him.

Buy Danish on November 20, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Bryan, you need to post the clip of Laura shredding the idiotic anti war teeny bopper. Laura destroyed her.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

I just finished watching that … and I’m now officially a Laura Ingraham fan. That was, well, enjoyable. I actually giggled. But in a manly way.

I really wish O’Reilly would retire and let Malkin and Ingraham take turns hosting his show. It’s much, much better when they do it.

She skewered, basted, and sauteed that goofy little girl in the orange get-up. Who, if you noticed, just about explicitly suggested freedom of speech ain’t her thang.

That was really fun to watch. Liberals amuse me.

Professor Blather on November 20, 2007 at 11:17 PM

I really wish O’Reilly would retire and let Malkin and Ingraham take turns hosting his show. It’s much, much better when they do it.

Michelle’s Wikipedia page says Michelle won’t be doing O’Reilly any more due to his and FOXNews’ mishandling of Geraldo’s promise to spit on her.

SouthernGent on November 20, 2007 at 11:23 PM

great interview…

D2Boston on November 20, 2007 at 11:32 PM

The antiwar teen (probably early-mid 20s) you’re all talking about is Sunsara Taylor. She’s a long-time leader with the Revolutionary Communist Party (revcom.us, also read their Wiki entry which is surprisingly non-redacted.) Lately she’s taken on the job of spokes-cutie (the rest of RCP are generally too mentally unstable to appear on TV or chubby, wild-eyed 40-something women, or both) for their thinly-veiled World Can’t Wait front group, who are almost 100% behind the orange jumpsuit protests, and just about any other showing of orange (and, until recently, the bright green signs) at antiwar gatherings.

IMHO any publicity given to her and her movement, including alledged thrashings on the Factor, is a bad idea. I’ve spoken to her myself. She is a 100% true-believer Maoist. Anything they say about “torture,” “rights” or especially the Constitution is a complete smoke-screen for their true program. Every single Hollywood dupe who has signed on to their program should be taken to task for their involvement.

I’d love to see Sean Penn confronted and asked “who is Bob Avakian, and what can you tell us about his plan for the USA?”

So yeah anyway, post the clip! Was she wearing her Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade shirt?? I saw her on O’Reilly (or H&C) with it once, but I think someone coached her to cloak up a bit since then…

Hannibal Smith on November 20, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Not a bad intro to the Factor audience, though I think the bounce that you’ll see about midway through is a sign of slight nerves.

It’s weird because on my TV (bigger screen) I saw the “bounce” throughout most of the interview. I don’t know what it was, but I didn’t think nerves, because she seemed so cool and collected… almost chilled out/stoned… throughout the interview.

RightWinged on November 20, 2007 at 11:36 PM

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 20, 2007 at 10:11 PM

I’ll toss that clip up in the AM.

Bryan on November 20, 2007 at 11:38 PM

JayHaw is right, Laura mopped the floor with that $hit4brains. While I was watchin’ it, I was thinkin’ Oh yeah, this’ll be on HotAir tonight.

Tony737 on November 20, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Hannibal Smith on November 20, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Thanks for pointing that out. I thought Laura should have given some background on what Not In Our Name is all about. At least hit the little pinko chick up with a little lawyerly Joe McCarthy styled questioning:)

I also disagree with her contention that Leftists didn’t used to be opposed to free speech. I think that is arguable at the very least.

Buy Danish on November 21, 2007 at 12:07 AM

Woops. Forgot to quote exactly what it was I was thanking Hannibal for:

She is a 100% true-believer Maoist. Anything they say about “torture,” “rights” or especially the Constitution is a complete smoke-screen for their true program

Buy Danish on November 21, 2007 at 12:10 AM

I thought Laura should have given some background on what Not In Our Name is all about. At least hit the little pinko chick up with a little lawyerly Joe McCarthy styled questioning:)

I also disagree with her contention that Leftists didn’t used to be opposed to free speech. I think that is arguable at the very least.

Buy Danish on November 21, 2007 at 12:07 AM

Did she mention NiON today? I thought they had dropped that (front) group in favor of WCW. Obviously I haven’t seen the clip yet.

Like I said I have mixed feelings about giving people like that any exposure at all. Surely it only feeds and legitimizes them. They could at least preface their appearances with some background. Same goes for Medea Benjamin.

Hannibal Smith on November 21, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Jeri did a good tie in with David Horowitz, seeing as he was similar to the orange commie chick. David is the guy that should confront those Maoist/facists/communists/socialists, he had been there done that, and he knows how they work.
I say send her (the orange commie) to Iran, and let her tell them how to run their country.
Which reminds me, has anyone seen or heard from Chavez’s girlfriend, Cindy?

right2bright on November 21, 2007 at 12:31 AM

Did she mention NiON today?

I’m quite sure that Laura mentioned that little hippie chick was with them, but she didn’t go on to say what they were all about. I recall thinking I should send her an email about it.

Maybe she called then an anti-war group? Can’t remember and now I’m beginning to doubt it happened at all because at this point it seems like it happened a long time ago :)

Will have to wait for Bryan to post it tomorrow.

Buy Danish on November 21, 2007 at 12:40 AM

America is so ready for a hot first lady. Go Fred.

Mojave Mark on November 21, 2007 at 12:41 AM

then=them.

Bedtime!

Buy Danish on November 21, 2007 at 12:43 AM

Look! A Tet offensive!

km on November 21, 2007 at 1:00 AM

Another cowardly chick$hit who can’t speak for himself so he sends the little lady out to take the slings and arrows.

Lets see, Jeri says Fred has more passion than she does. Hmmmm. And just WHO showed up on the factor and who was hiding under his desk again?

And this doesn’t matter, but just where does any one get the idea that she is hot? She’s plain at best and seems to have the personality of a damp washrag.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:05 AM

Hot AND smart. I love it!

Go Fred!

AZCON on November 21, 2007 at 1:24 AM

Oh, and csd must be gay if he doesn’t think Jeri is hot. That’s OK and all, just new info on csd’s preferences.

AZCON on November 21, 2007 at 1:26 AM

AZCON on November 21, 2007 at 1:26 AM

CSD just has a wide stance.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 21, 2007 at 1:48 AM

AZCON on November 21, 2007 at 1:26 AM

Not that there’s anything wrong with that….

omnipotent on November 21, 2007 at 1:51 AM

Her left eye wanders to the left while her right eye looks straight ahead, her face is lop sided, the left side of her jaw is waaaay bigger than her right (ala McCain), her lower lip is HUGE and she barely has an upper lip. Look at her hair line. From the top to the left it goes in a nice arch, but from the top to the right it is crookeder than a dogs hind leg. Her skin is mottled. The left side of her face isn’t as defined as the right. When she smiles, the right cheek is more defined. When she is speaking, the left side of her mouth doesn’t move as much. Ya know, she could be suffering from a condition known as bells palsy.

Or, the woman could be a couple of donuts away from being a two bagger. One bag for her head and the other one to puke in.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:52 AM

You two do realize that attacking me doesn’t help Fred or his ugly wifes campaign to be first lady?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:55 AM

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:55 AM

That’s it. I’m done here.
First and last comment (as A. Weasel).
I’ve come here to Hot air every day since it went on line, and I have the utmost respect for the work that Allah, Bryan and Michelle do here, keep up the good work & good luck. It’s Primary season, so it’s time to do what people are supposed to do, hit the bricks, put up some signs, talk to people (face to face) and try like hell to make a difference. I’ve got better things to do with my time than read crap by some guy, in Idaho, sitting in his underwear vomiting hatred all over the internet.

Full disclosure; I’m not a Fredhead (yet)..
See ya,
A. Weasel (ChrisM)

A. Weasel on November 21, 2007 at 2:21 AM

Mrs. Thompson seems quite capable, but her husband inspires nothing much inside me. However, if her husband in the GOP nominee, I will NOT be staying home in a hissy fit like some others claim they will if THEIR candidate doesn’t win the nomination. I will vote for him.

SouthernGent on November 20, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Good on you! I feel the same way. At first he seemed all full of piss and vinegar, but now he seems to have lost his steam.

DON’T STAY HOME, FOLKS, NO MATTER WHAT!

I’ve got one word for Jeri Thompson: CLASS

She is also well-informed, up-to-date, and very articulate.
(ok, so that was more than one)

leepro on November 21, 2007 at 2:36 AM

you stay classy saint.

Sammy316 on November 21, 2007 at 2:39 AM

Fred’s right, Bill would make crappy first lady.
If I were the President of a visiting nation I wouldn’t want my wife having tea with the horndog.

Speakup on November 21, 2007 at 3:05 AM

She’s an impressive speaker; comes across very knowledgeable and sharp — more than Fred himself. But how about her sleepy look and slow blinks? I imagine that’s just how she is, but it can be interpreted in several unflattering ways. (Such as, “I’d rather watch paint dry than be here right now.”) Oh, and she’s got a very, uh, tall forehead, too.

Anything’s better than having Bubba as first lady, but I think Ann Romney will be a breath of fresh air — similar to Laura Bush.

Splashman on November 21, 2007 at 4:32 AM

Before marrying Fred, Jeri Thompson was a high-powered Republican staffer and political operative. Hillary Clinton was (and still is) mean and vindictive. Jeri Thompson is smart and efficient.

She doesn’t come across as shrill and mean as the b witch.

This isn’t necessarily an endorsement of Fred, other than the fact that he married well and is a lucky man in doing so. It is an endorsement of Mrs. Thompson.

georgej on November 21, 2007 at 6:43 AM

Come on cs, I understand you have an almost restraining order qualifing dislike for Fred. But going after his wife like that is a bit over the top.

Lay off the lady, whomever her husband is, she strikes me as a good conservative, a bit ambitious, but what political wife is not?

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 7:07 AM

Another cowardly chick$hit who can’t speak for himself so he sends the little lady out to take the slings and arrows.

Lets see, Jeri says Fred has more passion than she does. Hmmmm. And just WHO showed up on the factor and who was hiding under his desk again?

And this doesn’t matter, but just where does any one get the idea that she is hot? She’s plain at best and seems to have the personality of a damp washrag.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:05 AM

Her left eye wanders to the left while her right eye looks straight ahead, her face is lop sided, the left side of her jaw is waaaay bigger than her right (ala McCain), her lower lip is HUGE and she barely has an upper lip. Look at her hair line. From the top to the left it goes in a nice arch, but from the top to the right it is crookeder than a dogs hind leg. Her skin is mottled. The left side of her face isn’t as defined as the right. When she smiles, the right cheek is more defined. When she is speaking, the left side of her mouth doesn’t move as much. Ya know, she could be suffering from a condition known as bells palsy

Or, the woman could be a couple of donuts away from being a two bagger. One bag for her head and the other one to puke in.
csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:52 AM

You two do realize that attacking me doesn’t help Fred or his ugly wifes campaign to be first lady?
csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:55 AM

You stay Classy CSDeven thanks for addressing what she said

EricPWJohnson on November 21, 2007 at 7:16 AM

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 7:07 AM

I find it sickening that you would lecture for expressing my opinion on her anti-hotness, and then standing by when other members personally attack me. Go look at the genesis of this discussion. We have people in here expressing their opinion as to Jeri’s hotness. I certainly can express an opposite view. Really, neither opinion of Jeri is relevant to Fred’s qualifications.

In my next comment, I made observations on what it is about her that makes her un-hot. But at the end, I pointed out that she may be suffering from Bells Palsy. Go to the link and read it. She is exhibiting all the symptoms. And them speculated that she just may be a less than hot person.

I was then call a homosexual. Classy. Real classy. So, I called her ugly.

That’s when you two crusaders decided to get involved. You ignore their attacks on me and Eric ignores the fact that I addressed Jeri’s appearance as it relates to Fred NOT being there. I don’t care what she said because she was there as a Fred shill and her opinion on policy is not what we want to hear. we want to know what Fred would say. Unfortunately he is still too chicken$hit to go on the most watched program on cable TV news. But do the Fred supporters care? Some may, but many are fixated on what the call Jeri’s “hotness”. Well, they brought it up and I gave my take on her un-hotness and why.

So spare me the lectures until you’re ready to take an even handed approach to expressing your indignations.

Jeri is so ugly, it looks like Fred beats her with the ugly stick every morning. But it very well could be she is suffering from Bells Palsy. High stress has been know to trigger it. I don’t know anything more high stress than running for a hot first lady.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 7:50 AM

You stay Classy CSDeven thanks for addressing what she said
EricPWJohnson on November 21, 2007 at 7:16 AM

She didn’t say anything that has anything to do with Fred’s qualifications. Nobody cares because no one will vote for her to set policy. She was there as a Fred shill and to try and engender support for Fred with her supposed “hotness” (hot? YUCK!).

The only issue that matters, which I addressed, was that she was there and Fred wasn’t and she claimed that he has more fire in the belly for this than she does!
Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!! The irony of that statement is deafening!!

So, here we are, discussing little old csdeven again because several of you crusaders are stalking me.

Now THATS classy! (rolleyes)

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 7:57 AM

For the record, I found csdeven’s ad hominem attacks on Mrs. Thompson disgusting and appalling.

Would you like to mock my face the same way, too? Because leftist haters have said exactly the same thing about me.

Michelle on November 21, 2007 at 8:53 AM

Michelle on November 21, 2007 at 8:53 AM

Well Michelle, when people start using your looks instead of your character as some reason to be a supporter, then we can talk about that. Oh, wait a minute, they already do. They make remarks dripping with sexual innuendo when you get on a roll and make some very pointed, accurate comments. They do the same with MKH and other conservatives women. I doubt you appreciate it.

And do you also find it disgusting and appalling that I am called a homosexual because I don’t think she is attractive? Did you follow the link to the Bells Palsy site? I didn’t have to research this out because I have experience with it. I recognize the symptoms the minute she started speaking.

It’s your site, and if you want me to stop I will. But I would appreciate it if you would apply the same standard to those who call people homosexuals. I find that disgusting and appalling.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Cdseven- You have the nerve to say that other folk’s behavior is ugly? You, sir, are an as*.

Jeri is so ugly, it looks like Fred beats her with the ugly stick every morning. But it very well could be she is suffering from Bells Palsy. High stress has been know to trigger it. I don’t know anything more high stress than running for a hot first lady.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 7:50 AM

I’m gonna start savin’ all this cr*p that YOU say and I’m gonna throw it right back at ya when you start callin’ us names.
And this is just for you too- The Problem with MITT is that HE’S a flipfloppin’ panderer with the political morality of the Clintons ( pushpollin’ himself, “the phoney Fred” site, the fake cops) and that’s just off the top of my head. The ONLY Thing Mitt HASN’T changed his mind on IS his wife!

By the way- it looks like at least two of the first Iowa folks to get the “anti-mormon” calls are on a monthly retainer to the Romney Campaign. That’ll make like 3 out of seven with confirmed ties to Romney. Dude- I think that is probably a statistical IMPOSSIBILITY!

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:23 AM

I don’t think Jeri Thompson is “hot.”

This is primarily because I just graduated college; 40 year old+ women? Gag me.

Does she look better than most 40 year olds? Yeah, you could say so. Michelle still looks in her late 20′s-early 30′s. In her first vent with that “be different” t-shirt with the bears she looked like she came straight from a college campus LOL.

Personally I think Laura looked the better of the two, but that’s mostly because Jeri looks haggard in that clip. Then again when you’re the only one still driving the Fred bus and your 6’6 hubby is asleep at the wheel with his mouth open and drooling and you’re reaching around his bulk to keep from driving off the cliff ahead, that can happen.

Now, onto issues of substance: Romney has flipped, he hasn’t flopped back. Fraud! has openly lied about, distorted, and otherwise obfuscated his record and past dealings, saying that’s all his “personal life.” Boy, if he funnels cash to his son and lobbies for dictators in his “personal life,” I hate to see what he’d do in his “personal life” with the power of the POTUS.

BKennedy on November 21, 2007 at 9:36 AM

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:23 AM

My behavior is ugly when discussing people who want ME to vote them into the powerful position on the face of the earth.

It’s a rare occurrence when you will read me making an insulting comment BEFORE it is made towards me. This thread is a case in point. I made a remark about Jeri, a person who is using her “hotness” to get her husband elected, and two people called me a homosexual. Is this not a blog that encourages differing opinions? Should those opinions lead to personal insults? Did anyone bother to go research Bells Palsy? If they had they would have realized that it is entirely likely that she is suffering from it. I led you to the answer and gave you a choice of researching it or attacking me. Hahaha. Guess what happened?

No, sir, you are the a$$.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:45 AM

By the way- it looks like at least two of the first Iowa folks to get the “anti-mormon” calls are on a monthly retainer to the Romney Campaign. That’ll make like 3 out of seven with confirmed ties to Romney. Dude- I think that is probably a statistical IMPOSSIBILITY!
Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:23 AM

That depends on FACTS doesn’t it? Were there ONLY seven calls made? If so, you have a point. If thousands were made and less than half of the seven people who reported it were Romney supporters (which makes sense. supporters WOULD take umbrage to that kind of push poll where others may not) then your statistical impossibility doesn’t seem so plausible does it?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:49 AM

CSD- Your behavior is that of a spoiled child, and a liar.
Jeri made YOU use insults because SHE is

‘using her “hotness”

Is that your position?

That is the argument of a five-year old- “He did it first! He made me do it!”

“My behavior is ugly when discussing people who want ME to vote them into the powerful position on the face of the earth.”

I would feel pretty safe at this point in sayin’ that NEITHER Fred or Jeri want your vote. You just go on an’ keep it.

You do realize that your behavior reflects VERY BADLY on Mitt and other Mormons, right?

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:57 AM

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:49 AM

Stop. Just stop. You’ve deeply embarrassed yourself. If you can’t get out of the hole, at least put down the shovel and quit digging.

This is primarily because I just graduated college; 40 year old+ women? Gag me.

BKennedy on November 21, 2007 at 9:36 AM

Oh, the things you’re missing. There is more to be said than you could even imagine about wisdom and life experience. You’ll see.

She really does have more energy than him. This is the first time I’ve actually heard her speak and she’s much more impressive than her husband.

thedecider on November 20, 2007 at 10:57 PM

I’m still in the decidedly undecided camp on Fred! himself, but I agree that his wife is impressive. She was once part of what gave me pause about supporting Fred! – now she’s firmly in the assets column. I think she’d make a fine first lady.

She’s no Laura Bush, but then who is? For what it’s worth, no matter how some people feel about Dubya – I think has wife has been the best First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt. At least.

Jeri Thompson would, at the very least, be a far better First Spouse than Bill Clinton.

Professor Blather on November 21, 2007 at 10:00 AM

I would feel pretty safe at this point in sayin’ that NEITHER Fred or Jeri want your vote. You just go on an’ keep it.
Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:57 AM

Lets ask him?

Hey Fred, do you want csdevens vote?
Fred: Heck no!

Yeah, a politician that wants to pick and choose whose votes he wants. That’s about par for the misguided philosophy Fred and Jeri are employing in his campaign. Is it any wonder why his support has plummeted. Since only 4% of the people of NH support him, can he afford to eschew their votes? Where does a candidate get votes if not from people who do not currently support him?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:07 AM

It must be strange for some people to actually believe that a women can help you campaign (they are usually the same people who call others bigots just for fun). Some religions and people like to keep their women in the background, others like to have strong women help them lead. Barbara Bush was a good example. I am amused at posters who are shocked that a women would actually campaign, and get out and work for her husband.
Jeri was great, not taking on the role of a policy maker, but understanding that her husband can’t be everywhere at once.
Strong presentation.

right2bright on November 21, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Oh, the things you’re missing. There is more to be said than you could even imagine about wisdom and life experience. You’ll see.

Professor Blather on November 21, 2007 at 10:00 AM

I get all the wisdom and life experience I need from my parents and grandparents. I would prefer a romantic interest to be as close to my age as possible. Being drop-dead gorgeous would just be icing on the cake. I put far more weight on inner beauty (intelligence, personality, kindness, compassion) that outer beauty anyway, but I’m certainly not going to say no if an interest has the latter in addition to the former.

Maybe if I’m 30 and till out of luck I’ll think of being some rich 50 year old woman’s pool boy, but until then: Within 1-3 years plz.

BKennedy on November 21, 2007 at 10:09 AM

You do realize that your behavior reflects VERY BADLY on Mitt and other Mormons, right?
Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 9:57 AM

Why? Do you think people should judge a candidate by a person who supports him or by his own record? Only people who already dislike a candidate use his supporters as a reason to continue to dislike him. In that case, who cares what you think? Answer; Only those who already think the way you do.

And, just what the heck do I have to do with Mormons?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Judging someone by who they fall in love with? How quaint.
I thought the jabs that Jeri made at the campaigner who has been spending $1 million per week to win votes was strong. Perot tried it, Forbes tried it, Rockefeller tried it, Mitt may be the first to buy an election, but I doubt people will fall for it. I think everyone gets put off by “vote buyers”. It is exciting at first, but the voters catch on.
Over $100 million spent already and not one vote cast. I mean, what could someone do with a $100 million, beside buy votes…what is he thinking, how will he ever re-coup that money. He is a “great” businessman, Mitt must have a plan for his ROI. He would never invest in something like this without a favorable return…how will he make that money back?

right2bright on November 21, 2007 at 10:17 AM

right2bright on November 21, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Almost all wives help their husbands, but recently, in the case of Edwards, Obama, Clinton, and now Fred, their wives are front and center as some sort of asset to vote for the candidate. The spouse’s roll is best as a low key voice that doesn’t become a reason to vote for the candidate but whose biggest contribution is to not be a detriment to him. Read Kerry’s wife and her mistakes. McCains mom almost skewered him too.

Fred doesn’t have scheduling problems. Fred has “I can’t stand the heat of Bill O’s non-partisan questions” problems. That is why he sent Jeri out to handle the questions.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:20 AM

CDS- Not only do I think that Fred wouldn’t want YOUR VOTE (only your vote, csdeven- he doesn’t need the office that bad)
I would also sincerely hope that on meeting you face to face, Fred would haul your as* outside and teach you some manners! (That’s what a southern gentleman would do)

And don’t come back and tell me that Fred couldn’t take you. It’s been my experience that men who say things as ugly as you did about about someone’s wife or mother don’t have the bal*s to stand and fight. And I don’t care how old Fred is- he’d still take ya.

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 10:32 AM

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:20 AM

You are totally, completely, and utterly deranged and subhuman to be attacking a candidate’s wife’s looks because you dislike the candidate. You have gone beneath contempt. Get a clue. If some Kos kid said that about Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, MKH, or any of our ladies, you’d find it contemptible, which makes you a total hypocrite unworthy of membership on this site.

GET. THE. HELL. OUT. The only people that still want you here are rabid Fred-haters like yourself who think it’s justifiable to attack his family on a personal level.

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 10:36 AM

Oh, and I think it pretty much closes the book on CSDeranged when the Boss actually makes an effort to come and point out what a sick, twisted little boy you are.

For the record, I found csdeven’s ad hominem attacks on Mrs. Thompson disgusting and appalling.

Would you like to mock my face the same way, too? Because leftist haters have said exactly the same thing about me.

Michelle on November 21, 2007 at 8:53 AM

Go ahead. Talk about her personally attacking you. It would just add to the richness of what a slimeball you are.

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 10:38 AM

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 10:32 AM

It’s my experience that men who send their wives out to fight their battles are too scared to defend her when the time comes. Fred acts like the guy who sends his wife to go check out noises in the middle of the night.

Fred doesn’t have the balls to face Bill O, what makes you think he’d even take a chance on me holding my own with him? He already looks like a coward for sending his wife out to take these barbs for him. And he chickened out in his debate with Michael Moore and refused to debate Huck mano-a-mano.

No, Fred doesn’t have the stones to take me on.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:39 AM

“Family first, campaign trail second”

Hmmm…

AlexB on November 21, 2007 at 10:46 AM

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 10:38 AM

Now you’re hiding behind MM? You can’t shut me up so you want MM to do it for you?

MM didn’t personally attack me. She had issue with what I said. She didn’t call me deranged or a homo. MM gave her opinion and then asked me a question. I answered her question and didn’t insult her either. As a matter of fact, I always defend her against the conservatives here on HA that make remarks laced with sexual innuendo. MM’s sexuality is an issue for her husband and her. Her intelligence and conservatism is a benefit for us. That’s it.

If MM presented her hotness as a reason to support her, then she opens herself up to legitimate debate on the subject. Fred has made his wifes “hotness” an issue and then sends her out to take the barbs for him.

Besides, the entire issue was centered around taking the time to find out that she is most likely suffering from Bells Palsy and should get under a doctors care and take it easy.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Laura seemed to truly enjoy interviewing Jeri Thompson.

Michelle, I vote for a house cleaning.

captivated_dem on November 21, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Jeri Thompson was very impressive last night. She speaks well and knows her stuff. Well done!

msipes on November 21, 2007 at 10:57 AM

MM didn’t personally attack me. She had issue with what I said. She didn’t call me deranged or a homo.

I didn’t call you a homo, because you didn’t exhibit any qualities that would make me think you were gay. I called you deranged because you attacked a woman’s looks because of her husband’s politics and choices in the 1990s. Only a deranged person would attack a family member’s personal traits over such a thing, much like anyone at the Democratic Underground would.

If MM presented her hotness as a reason to support her, then she opens herself up to legitimate debate on the subject.

Jeri Thompson didn’t either. Fred has not made it a serious issue, and you’re a complete chump if you actually believe it’s a serious component of his presentation to the American people for his electability. I don’t think you’re a chump, because I think you’re sly enough to use that as an excuse for your unabashed hatred getting out of control like it always has. We here have no time for your childlike tantrums that lead you to become the most insulting person on this board, and then use your slyness to claim everyone else is insulting you.

GET THE HELL OUT, ASSHOLE!

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM

I think both Thompsons are honest and authentic. I’m too busy to rewrite it, so you can read my comment here, as it is in a headline which has disappeared off the top of the page.

See

Connie on November 21, 2007 at 9:40 AM

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Connie on November 21, 2007 at 10:59 AM

Fred has made his wifes “hotness” an issue and then sends her out to take the barbs for him.
csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Have you completely LOST YOUR MIND???!!
PROVE IT

On another thread you mentioned driving to Salt Lake City to pick up your prospective daughter-in-law. Does she know what kind of man you are? Perhaps you should show her this thread. You are scary dude.

Ex-tex on November 21, 2007 at 11:01 AM

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 7:57 AM

While I do not endorse attacks against you, and I have not by the way. You are a big boy with the ability to defend yourself on this site.

The Lady is not in the same situation.

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Jeri Thompson was very impressive last night. She speaks well and knows her stuff. Well done!
msipes on November 21, 2007 at 10:57 AM

But who cares? Is she running for the office of first lady or is Fred running for the office of president? Fred should have been there explaining his disastrous plummet and not send his wife out to take the slings and arrows for him. Is he trying to prop his campaign up by putting her front and center? People don’t like him, so he sends his “hot” wife out to give him a positive image? Sad.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 11:41 AM

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 11:40 AM

You did not and I appreciate it. It has no place here. Yeah, I am a big boy and don’t run to momma to protect me from reading opinions I don’t agree with and I certainly do not demand people get banned.

I wish people would just go study Bells palsy and show the concern for her as a person and not be so worried about how her “hotness” helps Fred or somehow is a reason to vote for him.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

csdeven –

Not cool, man. Seriously not cool.

aero on November 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

The Lady is not in the same situation.

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Not sure I agree with that. She just got interviewed on national tv. She could say whatever she wants and it gets widely publicized.

As for ad hominem attacks, they don’t work well because ultimately they try to obscure and ignore the issues, but are a fact of life for public figures. Most here are about Hillary, Rosie, Bill etc.(Is Bill off-limits now that he’s only 1st spouse?) I’ve made a few. I’m perfectly willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Jeri Thompson. CSDevin’s attacks didn’t make much difference to me one way or the other.

JiangxiDad on November 21, 2007 at 11:56 AM

I wish people would just go study Bells palsy and show the concern for her as a person and not be so worried about how her “hotness” helps Fred or somehow is a reason to vote for him.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

You show about as much concern for her that Ted Kennedy does for the illegal immigrants tending his mansions.

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM

aero on November 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

But it’s OK if we call Hillary “cankles”. Call roise all sorts of vile names. Make sexual inferences towards MM, MKH, and the rest of our bright conservative women.

But when Fred hides behind his wife, and people think she is a reason to support Fred, no one can say she is plain and ugly. All this concern over her, yet she is exhibiting the symptoms of Bells Palsy and no one cares. Except me. I care. She should see a doctor and if she is suffering from it, she needs treatment AND she needs to remove the stress from her life.

It’s all about family first in Fred’s campaign right?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 12:08 PM

But it’s OK if we call Hillary “cankles”.

No, it’s not.

Call roise all sorts of vile names.

Yes, it is. She calls Bush a war criminal, says Christianity is as dangerous as Islam, mocks the Chinese on nationwide television, and says because the steel columns in the WTC weren’t reduced to liquid, it was a conspiracy. She’s earned her knocks.

Make sexual inferences towards MM, MKH, and the rest of our bright conservative women.

No, it’s not okay. Remind me where someone said it was. The only person who has indicated that is you, the guy who does the exact same disgusting kind of thing.

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 12:14 PM

But it’s OK if we call Hillary “cankles”. Call roise all sorts of vile names. Make sexual inferences towards MM, MKH, and the rest of our bright conservative women.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 12:08 PM

No, it’s not okay. I’ve never done any of that, either. I really don’t like it when people call Hillary “cankles” because it’s a shallow physical insult that has nothing to do with her dangerous political ideas and lowers our side of the argument to petty insults instead of intelligent discussion of our nation’s future. “I know you are, but what am I?” is not a valid political strategy, I’m sure you’d agree.

I say again, not cool.

aero on November 21, 2007 at 12:32 PM

You did not and I appreciate it. It has no place here. Yeah, I am a big boy and don’t run to momma to protect me from reading opinions I don’t agree with and I certainly do not demand people get banned.

I wish people would just go study Bells palsy and show the concern for her as a person and not be so worried about how her “hotness” helps Fred or somehow is a reason to vote for him.

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 11:48 AM

OK buddy,

Common ground time. I personally don’t think she is that “hot”, nor would that have any affect on my support or lack of for her husband. I happen to think McCains wife is hot, but I would not support him in a million years.

That would be like saying Brad Pitt should be president.

Ugh, did I just say that?

conservnut on November 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM

csdeven has an accute case of FDS.

AlexB on November 21, 2007 at 12:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even infants can tell the difference between naughty and nice playmates, and know which to choose, a new study finds.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8T276UO1&show_article=1&catnum=0

AZCON on November 21, 2007 at 1:16 PM

csdeven has an accute case of FDS.

AlexB on November 21, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Indeed.

Out of idle curiosity … where exactly does that stem from?

I can understand not supporting Fred, sure. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out why anyone would hate him – especially to this obsessive, almost maniacal degree.

He hasn’t really, well, done anything. As everyone has noted, he’s kind of a bland guy. And he isn’t getting the nomination, anyway. Not a chance. I can’t even muster much of an emotional response to the guy, one way or the other. Unless I’m watching Die Hard 2, of course.

So what’s with the acute Fred Derangement Syndrome? I almost wonder if it’s personal. Maybe this CSD loon wanted to date Jeri back in high school and Fred! stole her heart away? It’s about the only thing that explains the advanced case of FDS. Er, I mean F!DS.

I can at least understand why the moonbats hate Dubya – they list their misguided reasons pretty explicitly. Fred? He’s more yawn-worthy than rage-worthy. What’s there to to hate about him?

I mean other than his hideously deformed wife.*

* Explaining jokes ruins them, of course, but I guess I better. That was called “sarcasm.” Google it.

Professor Blather on November 21, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I was very impressed with Jeri. She does have a quiet way of speaking, especially compared to Laura’s more bombastic style. But she is an asset to Fred and I believe she would be an asset to the country, not because of her appearance but because of her understanding of the issues and where she stands on them.

Rose on November 21, 2007 at 2:09 PM

Out of idle curiosity … where exactly does that [csdeven's FDS] stem from?

Professor Blather on November 21, 2007 at 1:19 PM

It has been theorized that perhaps Fred ran over CS’s dog with his red truck, which would cause CS’s insane hatred of Fred for all eternity. CS didn’t deny it.

aero on November 21, 2007 at 2:17 PM

I like her. She should be running for office.

LtE126 on November 21, 2007 at 3:18 PM

because of her understanding of the issues and where she stands on them.
Rose on November 21, 2007 at 2:09 PM

But why does it matter? Do you expect her to make some sort of policy decisions?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 9:28 PM

Here’s the thread, in case Geochelone’s link to it got buried.

ddrintn on September 4, 2011 at 11:47 PM

You two do realize that attacking me doesn’t help Fred or his ugly wifes campaign to be first lady?

csdeven on November 21, 2007 at 1:55 AM

Wow! You are quite the scuzzball, ainchoo, mr.seven?

Lanceman on September 4, 2011 at 11:52 PM

It has been theorized that perhaps Fred ran over CS’s dog with his red truck, which would cause CS’s insane hatred of Fred for all eternity. CS didn’t deny it.

aero on November 21, 2007 at 2:17 PM

ROTF. Cripes. That “Red Truck” will surely send someone into orbit.

Geochelone on September 4, 2011 at 11:54 PM