I Got a Fever — And the Only Prescription — Is More Fred Thompson!

From the annals of "online polls that disclude Ron Paul" comes the GOP Straw Poll, posted around the blogosphere occasionally after its invention by now-Giuliani web guy Patrick Ruffini. In the first poll launched after Fred Thompson started pondering his presidential bid... Thompson surges into the lead.

The complaints of people who are tired of the horse race blogging have been noted. Yet it's so not often that you see the fate of America shift based on the whims of cast member on an NBC drama.

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  • Guy Montag||

    Yet it's so not often that you see the fate of America shift based on the whims of cast member on an NBC drama.

    Now that wins the snark of the day prize :)

  • ||

    If Peter Noth jumps into the Dem race, this could get interesting.

  • I. Self. Divine.||

    And our new Secretary of State is...ICE T?!

  • ||

    None defeats McCain!

  • ed||

    [T]he fate of America hasn't shifted at all. But I did note a definite shifting downward of the previous post, about 9 inches or so. So this is not wholly insignificant.

  • Rhywun||

    I hope you meant Chris Noth. A search for Peter Noth finds only a Peter North and his quite NSFW porn site.

  • ||

    McCain's gotta be thrilled that "(none)" got more votes than he did.

  • ||

    What about Kyle Chandler? Clear minds, full hearts, can't lose!

    Kevin
    (Who has had a huge crush on Connie Britton for years.)

  • ||

    I'm pithier!

  • ||

    I hope you meant Chris Noth. A search for Peter Noth finds only a Peter North and his quite NSFW porn site.

    A Peter North candidacy would rock. Talk about a voluminous record.

  • Help for recovering libertaria||

    It's interesting how FT suddenly came out of left field. Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

  • ||

    Chris "Peter" Noth did play Mr. Big on SITC.

  • ||

    find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    Brownie McGhee?

  • Guy Montag||

    Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    The ghost of Orton Caswell "Cas" Walker?

  • ||

    What, no whining because Ron Paul isn't on the poll?

  • ||

    find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    The dude who sells wigs across the street from the fabulous (but derelict) SunSphere?

  • ||

    Fred Thompson for President!!!


    (uh, like, you know, real quick, what are like, his positions and whatnot on, you know, stuff and shit)

  • ||

    Fred Thompson puts on his pants one leg at a time, but when he is done, he makes gold records.

    Now if you will excuse me, I will explore the space.

  • ||

    Fred Thompson is the Republicans' version of Barack Obama. An appealing, charismatic tabula rasa. With a monster-sized melon.

  • ||

    Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    Phil "Lardboy" Fulmer.

  • Guy Montag||

    Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    Pat?

  • ||

    Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    Or Dolly Parton.

  • Guy Montag||

    Or Dolly Parton.

    That would be 2 big pushes, from Sevierville ;)

  • VM||

  • ||

    I've heard that former Sen. Howard Baker has a high opinion of Fred Thompson. Has he been talking him up with the GOP in-crowd?

    Kevin

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    -5,000,000 points to VM for use of that picture.

  • VM||

    can't see the lake, tho - what with the fog and all!
    (you shoulda seen the pics of Xena for Stevo on the HRC thread. Those should bring the points back to zero!)

  • ||

    I've got a Fred Thompson fever, and the prescription is more sounding!

  • ||

    "With a monster-sized melon."

    de stijl.

    They all have those. It's really bizarre. You should see Hugo Chavez's up close.

  • ||

    Here's a fun assignment for Reason that might keep them occupied with useful stuff for a while: find out exactly who played a role in pushing him. Super extra special bonus hint: it started in Tennessee, with a big push from Knoxville.

    T Martin?

    talk about falling off the sports map!

  • ||

    the torch bearer?

    running out of knox vegas references.

  • Guy Montag||

    Heath Shuler?

  • ||

    Johnny Knoxville?

  • ||

    Ah, I know. Christina Hendricks (of Firefly fame) is from Knoxville.

  • ||

    i thought Dolly was in pigeon forge.

    i shouldn't know that.

  • ||

    Look at this poll in a week, when that new-car smell has worn off Fred Thompson. He'll be behind "none" just like McCain... Is there anything else going on in this country, or dare I say, the world? I can't take 18 months more of this.

  • ||

    downstater,

    I believe that's correct, but it's not exactly a long drive between there and Knoxville.

  • ||

    Nope no Paul supporters whining! We know you just can't fix stupid!

  • ||

    I'm voting for Khan Noonien Singh: "Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold."

    Make my presidents genetically enhanced.

  • ||

    "Im the cock of the walk, baby. When I get through with you, you'll be wearing gold diapers!"

  • ||

    "Im the cock of the walk, baby. When I get through with you, you'll be wearing gold diapers!"

  • Guy Montag||

    David Keith?

  • ||

    Hey, if Thompson can persuade New Yorkers to elect someone with a drawl as thick as Arthur Branch speaks with, maybe he's onto something.

  • ||

    Sorry to disappoint, but Peter North was born in Canada and can't run for President.

  • ||

    Speaking of Canadians, William Shatner has just endorsed Khan for president.

  • Kick Me In the Jimmy! Hard!||

    Hey, at least Fred Thompson hasn't changed his mind on gay marriage like John McCain did recently (This link is so funny that it deserves to have its own H&R entry):

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/03/27/john-mccains-myspace-page-hacked/

    (You can also click on my name to get to the story.)

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    From the annals of "online polls that disclude Ron Paul"...

    My dictionary doesn't have the word disclude. I'm totally disclued about what you mean, unless it's exclude.

  • ||

    Does your dictionary have the word "sounding"?

  • ||

    I was thinking Chris Noth, but Peter North would be OK too.

  • D.A. Ridgely||

    Pro Liberate:

    I read that too quickly and thought you said Shatner had endorsed Kang. (I'm a Kodos man, myself.)

  • ||

    D.A. Ridgely,

    No way he'd endorse Kodos the Executioner, given what he did to his friends and family. Shatner has a better relationship with Kang, though I don't know if Klingons can run for president.

    Khaaaaaaaaaaaan!

  • thoreau||

    Wow, Lonewacko just posted about something other than immigration.

    Wow.

    (the 1:58 pm post is by him)

  • ||

    I'm from Knoxville, and I'm getting a big kick out of these replies!

  • ||

    I still think that it is way too early for the average short attention span voter. We are gonna get burned outand resort to beer drinkin and dart throwing to pick who to vote for.

    And I still believe some relative unknown with charisma and "vision" will capture the public's attention after the new year.
    Haley Barbour maybe. He seems to be better liked for katrina response than some others.
    Maybe Kathleen Blanco on the other side. Not that she has a chance but the whole "federal conspiracy/race thing" might get some dem traction. Maybe Ray Nagin for running mate?

  • ||

    Okay, no more kidding around. The person who did the pushing was Johnson City's own Steve Spurrier.

  • Guy Montag||

    Okay, no more kidding around. The person who did the pushing was Johnson City's own Steve Spurrier.

    Are you from kentucky? That is Tri-Cities, NOT Knoxville!

    That is like telling people you are from West Knoxville when you graduated from Halls or Powell.

  • Hayekian Dreamer||

    I'd just like to mention that I just noticed Ron Paul is back on the pajamas media poll.

  • Hayekian Dreamer||

    Another interesting thought. Maybe I'm (and my computer's search function) blind, but I don't see Fred Thompson being polled by Gallup as of yet. But they decided to add Thompson anyway along with Paul. Do you think they added Thompson to appease the base regardless of their stated standards and Paul because if they violated it for one candidate it would look week not to do it for another?

  • Hayekian Dreamer||

    I'm sorry. they didn't update the link but Thompson and Paul WERE in fact polled here by Gallup. I'll stop almost spamming now.

  • ||

    ultron,

    Did you know that all those people were from Knoxville?

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