Thursday, September 6, 2007

Fred Thompson on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Announces Candidacy for President

After months of political flirtation, Fred Thompson has finally and officially announced that he is a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Thompson, the ex-Tennessee Republican Senator from 1994 through 2003, remarked, "I am running for president of the United States" to much applause from the audience.

He came across as thoughtful and purposeful and was even relaxed enough to joke about his decision to attend the Tonight Show over the debates in New Hampshire. "No offense to New Hampshire but, it's a lot more difficult to get onto the Tonight Show than to get into the New Hampshire debate."

Directly after the show, Thompson was slated to go on his website ( for a 15 minute conversation in an attempt to further reach his potential voter audience, this time utilizing the online medium.

Read the full CNN article to learn more about his appearance. Below is his pre-announcement commercial:

And just for sport, check out this example of the online community's creative (and snarky) response to Fred's recent announcement waffling.


Anonymous said...

Mix it up Fred! we get to see more of your wife!

Anonymous said...

Who's wife is hotter, Fred's or Kucinich's?

Anonymous said...

Maybe there should be some type of contest to decide this important dilemma.....similar to the Obama/Romney girls face-off.

philip marlowe said...

Is there really a dilemma? Elizabeth Kucinich is hotter hands down. -marlowe