According to Matt Lewis:
Anyone watching Iowa had better not write Fred Thompson off just yet …
Matt points me to this column:
But after a sluggish start, Thompson has sensed an opening in Iowa, and he’s moving decisively to exploit it. The opening arises from a combination of Romney’s changes of position on social issues and Huckabee’s stumbles on foreign-policy questions and immigration.
After his winning performance in the Des Moines Register’s debate, Thompson has embarked on a lengthy bus tour of the state. During these final days, his campaign says he’ll hold events in 50 communities and will visit 54 of the 99 counties.
On Monday, he picked up the surprise endorsement of Congressman Steve King. Of all the endorsements flying around these days, that one could move the most numbers. It sends a powerful signal from one of Iowa’s most conservative leaders to others on the right around the state: We’ve now got a horse we can ride.
“I think, just based on the reception we’ve seen in the last 24 hours, it’s been nothing short of spectacular.”
“… It’s hoots and hollers and ‘hell yeas’ from the back of the room. It’s almost Revivalesque. It’s stuff we’re not used to in Iowa,” says Haus.
Of course they aren’t used to it, because never has a candidate had an approach like this:
Heh, makes you want to hoot and holler, don’t it?
Update: Frank J gives us further insight into why he believes Fred is the man:
But we can’t just go by our gut. Let’s compare the main attributes of Fred Thompson versus the other candidates:
Fred Thompson: Teh Awesome
Other Candidates: Teh Suck
I believe when you lay things out this way, the reasons to support Fred Thompson over the other candidates becomes obvious, especially since IMAO has long held the position that “Teh Awesome” is better than “Teh Suck.”
Read the rest for less nuanced reasons Fred is the one for Frank J and America.
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