Thompson Refuses to Play Media Games
The folks at Society for Independent Thinking (which, despite its name, appears to be a Fred Thompson campaign blog of ) have a long post extolling Fred Thompson’s refusal to pander. I’ll leave it to readers to point out any instances of Thompson’s pandering but the post’s recounting of Thompson’s refusal to jump through the hoops journalists ask of presidential candidates is fairly compelling.
Particularly amusing is this roundup of Thompson reactions to some recent questions from the AP:
What’s your favorite joke? Presidential debates.
What’s your favorite keepsake? Trophy wife.
What’s your favorite nickname? Mr. President.
And, of course, there’s my new favorite poke in the eye:
What do you like to do on a ‘lazy day’? Campaigning.
All the other candidates played along. Whether this is a sign of Thompson’s maverick leadership style or his lack of fire in the belly is, I suppose, in the eye of the beholder.