Skip to comments.Will the Thompson Video Be Bigger Than Tonight's Debate?
Posted on 05/15/2007 6:21:49 PM PDT by Politicalmom
I thought this comment by Bob Krumm "Thompsons reponse to Moore will have a much greater impact on the presidential campaign than anything said at this little shindig tonight. Itll be seen by many more people too" was an exaggeration, a bit of blogospheric triumphalism. Now I'm not so sure. As of 7:45 p.m. EST, the video has 156,069 views. Obviously, plenty of those are repeat viewers. But that's a good run in less than eight hours.
MSNBCs first Democratic debate had 2.26 million viewers; their GOP debate had 1.76 million viewers. (Reasons for the lower viewers for the GOP? 1. Most of America was glued to their web-browsers for my live-blogging. 2. Pre-game hosted by Keith Olbermann, who eight nights earlier had "accused Rudolph Giuliani of using the language of Osama bin Laden with "the same chilling nonchalance of the madman." 3. It was hosted by Chris Matthews. 4. Many Americans actually have lives.)
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what gets greater buzz in the coming days. In a way, if every GOP candidate on stage tonight plays it safe, a potential candidate bit- er, slapping around Michael Moore might actually spur more discussion in GOP circles.
05/15 07:57 PM
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Oh heck yes:)
I’m watching the debate anyway...looking for VP candidates for our guy!
I don’t know, but it was the best use of the internet by a Republican EVER. Not even close. He responded. It was effective. He did it the way he did it precisely for us. Brilliant.
So when will he actually run?
Looking for VP, I hear ya
I think his timing is perfect. I especially liked the last few seconds, when he symbolically turns his back.
38 seconds of political brilliance!
Fireside chat - the Fred way.
I LOVE it .. it was perfect!
Due to several projects he is involved in and equal airtime laws, it will have to be after his HBO movie comes out and makes its run.
Fred can chew up anything the Rats nominate, that's for sure!
It was vintage Fred:)
For Democrats it means two of their sacred cows have been attacked; Michael Moore and Fidel Castro. It makes them sit up and look (hatefully) a lot harder at Fred.
For Republicans it it further evidence of an ELECTABLE candidate with humor, insight and most of all BALLS...BIG BIG BALLS!!!
I wouldnt care if he waited till fall to announce.
He is playing the media beautifully right now and is being paid for the most part to do it.
The Dems heads will explode if he continiues to do this!
I LOVE FRED!
It has been SO LONG since we’ve had someone with the guts to confront the idiots head on. He made it look easy....he’s a natural!
Exactly, this is for second place.
Commie fat boy gets ripped a new one with no anesthesia. I’d love to see his face the first time he sees this.
I realize this is just Fred talking, but words do mean something and I would give a week’s pay to see some Republican Senators on the hill talk back to the libs this way on a regular basis. How’s that for a never to be fullfilled fantasy?
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