Putting Things In Perspective
Here’s a little reminder for those on the right, and especially those on the left, who are slamming Fred Thompson for not formally announcing his candidacy: by the “Kerry Standard” of the most recent Presidential campaign, Thompson still has about a month and a half before he needs to announce.
Simply because Hillary Clinton has been running a presidential campaign since January 22, 1997, doesn’t mean that everybody else needs to do so.
Sounds like as good a standard to follow as any. After all, John Kerry did go on to win the election in 2004 (only to have it stolen by a handful of Toledo-based Halliburton operatives manipulating the poll results).
(link via Rob @ Say Anything)
And, speaking of Fred Thompson, here's a link to CNN Political Desk Manager Steve Brusk's blog coverage of a woman who confronted FDT in Texas and accused him on not being a true conservative. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a case of selective reporting by CNN, intended to help the Hillary for Queen campaign by smearing FDT's conservative credentials.
I know what you're thinking. Surely, my anti-media, gun-nut paranoia is getting the better of me. I mean, no one at CNN would ever do anything to keep their readers and viewers from getting the whole "fair and balanced" story, right?
Check out the rest of this woman's tirade.
Ask not for whom the cuckoo clock tolls...