Why are people rooting for Fred Thompson when this guy doesn’t show any sign of being decisive about actually running for President?
Maybe he’s going to officially run.
Oh, wait…maybe not.
Give him a minute, he’s still trying to work some things out.
Okay, okay…now he’s PRETTY sure that he MIGHT run beginning on September 6.
Oh…but that’s after the YouTube debate, which is where “the people” (through videos that are filtered through YouTube and CNN) get to ask questions of the candidates, and where some of his biggest exposure might come. (Correction – the YouTube debate is later than I thought it was. My bad. I can read a calendar, really.)
I don’t care how smart a man appears to be. I don’t care how likable he is, or what he does for a living.
But if someone tries to “beat the system” in a Presidential bid by entering late (“wait, wait, wait…my staff’s screwed up…hold on now, I don’t have enough money…hang on, gimme a minute…”), I have absolutely no faith in their ability to run a country. Not that split-second decision-making is the way to go, but one would think that if he’d really wanted to do this, he’d have made plans a while ago and been a little more prepared. It makes me feel like maybe he needs to sit this one out and wait until next time.
You can have all the opinions and views that you want.
But if you can’t carry them out effectively, it’s not going to do me any good. And as certain other candidates have shown us, if you stick your neck out and jump into the fray with strong opinions and values that you stand by and live by, you’re going to look a lot better, and people are going to respond positively to that.
That’s not to say that I wouldn’t end up voting for him if he finally decides to get his ass in there, and if he actually got the bid. But how can you expect to be picked first for teams if you’re always sitting on the sidelines re-tying your laces?
EDIT: I have to say, yes I’m aware that the “race” started early this year. It’s stupid, I agree.
Also, if Fred knew that he wanted to run a year ago, he probably should have planned ahead so that he wouldn’t have to worry about the drama with L&O episodes and equal air time. I understand why he didn’t, but that doesn’t mean I agree with it. Call me immature or naive or whatever you want, but that’s how I see it.