Either the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing or they’re just jerking us around now. Bad news, whichever it is. Says Rep. Zach Wamp, Fred’s top booster in Congress:
“My view is that he’ll enter the race at some point just in the coming days,” said Wamp, a key supporter of Thompson…
Thompson has long been expected to join the race and the Law & Order star has traveled the country and raised millions. He will take part in a large fundraising event in Washington, D.C. on July 29, but Wamp did not say when a formal announcement would come. The lawmaker said, however, that “a couple dozen members” of the House would publicly support Thompson at the event.
July 29th then, right? Nope:
Sources close to Fred Thompson say the former senator’s official entry into the presidential race with a Tennessee announcement day is “in flux.” Joining the presidential contest could “slip into early September” as advisors describe a September window as “certainly a possibility.” Notably, advisers “rule out July.”
Why? They say they do not see any benefit in getting in right away, and cite how well Thompson is doing in polling and undisclosed fundraising.
MM says she’s still undecided. Might not one but two members of the Hot Air team be sitting it out next fall? That would take something special.
Fortunately, it’s something we do not lack.