March 27, 2007

TWO MAN RACE:

The Fred Thompson Effect (The Nation, 3/27/07)

The latest USA Today/Gallup poll is out and it is pretty startling. Despite being undeclared, actor Fred Thompson is polling at 12%. Giuliani, meanwhile, is down 13%, partly as a side-effect of Thompson's potential candidacy, partly as a result of increased conservative awareness of Rudy's personal profile. And Romney barely registers anymore.

There was never any chance of Rudy withstanding scrutiny by Republican voters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 27, 2007 1:50 PM
Comments

Thompson has not announced and he is changing the Republican landscape. The youth are starting to catch the Thompson fever. College students are suddenly creating Thompson websites and Thompson groups on facebook.com. Two of the best examples of these websites are http://www.anotherRonaldReagan.com and http://www.fred08.com .

If the young people catch fire for Thompson, then then Thompson will surge ahead of the field. He jumped 12% in just two weeks. McCain peaked in October and is stuck in the low twenties. The real news is that Giuliani plunged 13 points. This now looks like a two man race.

Posted by: Philip Bailey at March 27, 2007 10:31 PM
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