Sunday, June 10, 2007

How Thompson Did It

Stephen Hayes, who has closely covered the not-quite-official Fred Thompson candidacy for the Weekly Standard, details the carefully planned guerrilla campaign which has used the new media to launch Thompson into an "overnight" candidate.

As Ed Morrissey notes at Captain's Quarters, "Thompson may be the only primary candidate in both parties who has not tried to burn rubber at the line. He has taken his time, watched the field carefully, and used the viral-marketing approach not to raise funds but to lay out his perspective on issues and events... Fred has made himself a conservative alternative almost overnight -- except that it took him seven months to do so. And as Hayes notes at the end of the piece, he hasn't had to spend a dime to do it."

Fiscal conservatives have to love Fred's campaign frugality. :)


Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

I'm just waiting to vote for him. The rumors are out there about who would choose which running mate if they win the primary. I saw a quote from Romney that he would consider Mark Sanford. Giuliani had a quote out there similar to Mitt's. I think Fred needs to go ahead and get on that band wagon too.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Pretty interesting stories in Tuesday's news, that Thompson is now neck-and-neck with Rudy...

Best wishes,

5:45 PM  

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