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Low Flame In Fred Thompson’s Belly?

December 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

(AP) Fred Thompson says he’s not consumed with winning the White House and that a president with too much fire in the belly is not necessarily a good thing in a dangerous world.

“I am not consumed by personal ambition,” Thompson said Saturday. “I will not be devastated if I don’t do it. I’m not particularly interested in running for president but I think I would make a good president.” He said others encouraged him to run and he decided it was the right thing to do.

[In an appearance Sunday on CNN, Thompson complained that the "not particularly interested" quote had been taken out of context.]

“I like to say that I’m only consumed by very, very few things and politics is not one of them,” Thompson said at a town hall meeting in Burlington, Iowa.

Thompson said some candidates have become too absorbed by the process and have lost sight of the ultimate need to serve the country.

“Nowadays, it’s all about fire in the belly,” he said. “I’m not sure in the world we live in today it’s a terribly good thing that a president has too much fire in his belly.”

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Low Flame In Fred Thompson’s Belly?

And this Ladies and Gentlemen is exactly WHY I dropped my support of Fred D. Thompson, he is NOT committed and he’s about as exciting as watching paint dry…

Yes, he does have some good ideas, if you can stay awake long enough to hear them, and the all around boredom has given Thompsons campaign a serious kick, to the curb…

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9 Responses to “Low Flame In Fred Thompson’s Belly?”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ranando

    It’s really to bad, I wanted so much more from Thompson.

    I remember when you and I were waiting for him to climb onboard, we were so excited.

    You stayed with him longer than I did and I know by your posts how much you wanted him to be the man. He not only let you down, he’s let all supporters down.

    I lost him when he started bringing onborad Bush’s advisers and he really lost me when he put Chaney’s daughter in charge. I wanted something new from Thompson and he failed to deliver, IMO.

    He’s done and he knows it. Saying he’s not really interested is nothing more than an excuse for his failed campaign.

    The good coming out of this is that we learned who he really is before we all made a grave mistake.

  2. comment number 2 by: jo

    Good post Fred. I’m still trying to recover from wonderful,fantastic Arizona Joe endorsing Romney.
    You’re more right each day…None of the above. :-(

  3. comment number 3 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I think we all suspected a bit of this, though we really wanted him to come through. If he’s not all fired up, then why should we be? You’re right, Ranando’s right; he’s toast.


  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    But, if he gets elected, will he kick butt and take names?

    I too would like Fred to be more on fire but, at least with him, we know that what we see is what we get. We all say we’re sick of politicians and, just maybe, Fred is too.

    I don’t want a politician in the White House any more. I want a person with convictions who will make the tough decisions and lead this nation. They’re only two Republicans running who I believe will do that and they’re Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson…the others are politicians.

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    BobF, I agree to a point but I have a feeling that FDT is just too damned lazy, I don’t really think it’s ‘laid back’, I truly believe it’s a ‘Oh well, if Jerri says so…’

  6. comment number 6 by: Verlin Martin

    Didn’t realize you had to get ‘all-fired’ up to vote :)

    Since he’s still the conservative in the race, I’m still going to vote for him. I don’t really care if he’s a good campaigner like the other guys, campaigning won’t help him run the country any.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Nazh, what are you going to do if he drops out?? Write him in??

    That was my idea with Tancredo until he withdrew and endorsed Romney…

    Still way too early to tell anything yet but I am pretty well convinced FDT won’t be in the race come November of ’08…

  8. comment number 8 by: GUYK

    I am still supporting Fred. I saw him on a Fox Cable News show yesterday and liked what he had to say..primarily that he was running for president because he had been asked to do so and because he knew he was qualified for the job.

    But he explained that it was not something that he had been planning on since he was in Jr high school..and that if he lost the election it would not destroy him.

    Sometimes a reluctant leader is the best kind..he ain’t telling lies nor flip flopping to get votes..just telling us what he believes and the direction he wants to take the country.

  9. comment number 9 by: Verlin Martin

    I’ll do the same thing I’d do no matter who I was supporting if they dropped out; I’d support the best chance to defeat the democrats in the general.