Monday, August 27, 2007

Fred Fixes A Date

Fred Thompson's new campaign manager, Bill Lacy, forces out communications director Linda Rozett and suddenly we have a date for Fred's announcement:

Sources tell numerous outlets that Thompson will announce his campaign September 4th, and that he will participate in his first debate on September 27 at Morgan State University in Baltimore. His first major appearance at a GOP event will be at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan around a week earlier.
Fred's campaign must be paying attention and catching on.

Scott Rasmussen doesn't think much of the media story line that it is a mistake for Fred to delay his announcement:
However, the polls show Thompson remains more of a threat to Giuliani's lead that Romney. His support is down a bit from its peak, but he's still showing a lot of potential. As Rasmussen Reports has noted many times in recent months, that may change when Thompson does enter the race for real. But, it may not.

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Those who really understand the game know that spring training victories don't count once the regular season begins.
The delay doesn't bothers me. What bothers me is the constant shifting of the date, which makes the campaign look second-rate at best. But, like Rasmussen says, that's what spring training is all about.

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