Fred Thompson is calling on the party to “close ranks” and support the presumed GOP nominee. A WaPo blog writes:
The endorsement now may help McCain to coalesce the factions of the party around him. Thompson, who represented Tennessee in the Senate for eight years, is thought of well in the South, an area that McCain has not done well in.
Murdoc’s going to go on the record here and say something that is sure to really piss off some Republican and Conservative readers:
Really. And I’m not one often finding himself beyond words. The “I don’t like this game so I’m taking my marbles and going home” theory sounds just like the idiot Liberals that the Republicans and Conservatives spend so much time making fun of.
Sure, McCain isn’t perfect. He isn’t even close. And he’s got some history that isn’t really up to Staunch Conservative standards and he’s got some current positions that I think are just plain wrong. He’s certainly no Reagan, but come on. In case you weren’t paying attention, the Republican sweep to power in Congress on the Reagan principles was a complete and total crock of shit once those guys took office. We haven’t seen any Ronald Reaganing around the GOP since the Gipper was in office, and even then it wasn’t all small government and low taxes.
Don’t get confused and think the good old days were always so good. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Don’t get all up in a lather because John McCain isn’t your personal favorite. You are doing exactly what the Liberals want you to do. They are loving every minute of it. You are making their day, and they’re counting on you to make their next four years.
Right now the options are McCain, Hillary, and Obama. If nothing else, two of those three intend to do everything they can do to lose the war. Immigration issues, tax issues, economic issues, gun issues…how much will any of that really matter in the end if we lose the war?
Freepers are, predictably, bonkers over this. Here are a couple near the top:
“Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Please tell me it’s a hoax!”
“Fred is obviously not the man I thought he was. I’m sorry that I ever even thought of voting for him. I’m glad he left the race.”
“I swear, it’s like I went to sleep and woke up in Bizarro World.”
But the best (worst) has to be this one:
Sorry, but if this is true I won’t even write in Fred’s name on the ballot. Guess the Hildebeast just won the WH back for Bubba.
That’s delicious. He was going to write in Fred Thompson on the ballot. Now he’s not going to vote at all. And he’s blaming someone else for Hillary winning. Sounds like a Ron Paul loon. At best.
Einstein, that guy ain’t.
They wanted Thompson to get the nomination? They should have won him the nomination. He finished way out of the running against Republicans, folks. John McCain and Mitt Romney WIPED THE FLOOR with him. Where did he finish? Effectively fifth or sixth among Republicans? And you think he should be running in the big election against the Democrats?