December 29, 2007

WHAT SEPARATES REAGAN AND W FROM LBJ AND NIXON:

Thompson: 'Not particularly interested in running for president' (CNN, 12/29/07)

Republican Fred Thompson has long faced criticism he lacks motivation to be President of the United States, but the Tennessee Republican's latest comments Saturday are likely to spawn fresh heat.

“I’m not particularly interested in running for president," the former senator said at a campaign event in Burlington when challenged by a voter over his desire to be commander-in-chief.

“But I think I’d make a good president," Thompson continued. "I have the background, capability, and concern to do this and I’m doing it for the right reasons.” [...]

"I am not consumed by personal ambition," Thompson also said Saturday. "I'm offering myself up."

"I'm only consumed by a few things and politics is not one of them."


A too rare sign of mental health from a preside ntial candidate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2007 9:55 PM
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