Friday, August 24, 2007

Waiting For Fred - Not Too Long Now

Six weeks ago I posted Waiting For Fred - Just A Little Bit Longer...

Today I heard rumors that Fred's announcement could come this weekend. The rumors can't be confirmed and don't sound right. Why would Fred announce during the last weekend of August?

What can be confirmed is that former Virginia Senator George Allen, got Fred to say the wait will soon be over:

Thompson told Allen "We're not allowed to announce before we announce, but I can tell you that it won't be very many more days before I'll be making a statement on it."
The former Tennessee Senator and "Law and Order" actor made the pre-announcement on Jimmy Barrett's radio show guest-hosted by Allen, on Richmond's WRVA.

During the five minute interview Thompson addressed complaints that he is taking too long to announce:
"This is not an attempt to be cute or game the system," he promised. Thompson said instead that he's just working on more of an old school schedule, when candidates didn't announce until the fall before the election year.

And he said that running for president isn't something he's planned all his life. "I'm doing in a few months what people have taken a long, long time period to do," he said.
Some think Fred's announcement, recently expected to be made in early September, will be timed perfectly.

Please, please, please, please, please, say you will.

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