January 10, 2008

Thompson Takes South Carolina

The Republican debate in Myrtle Beach was a clear win for Fred Thompson, and that seems to be the building prevailing sentiment. Everyone else seemed content to play defense and just attempt to hold ground. They failed.

As for Ron Paul... it was hard for both the moderating team and the candidates to hide their mix of pity and disgust. I almost expected to see a note with his home address pinned to his jacket.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 10, 2008 11:34 PM

Get a clue, dude. Fox text message poll last I heard had paul waaayyyy ahead at 35% out of six on stage. Media is biased against him as are blogs like yours. Only real man and he wants to preserve the constitution from the repug warmonger neocons. We'd could cut way back on armed services if we just mind our own business and leave muslims alone in peace.
DOCTOR Ron Paul all the way in 2008!!!!!

Posted by: leila at January 10, 2008 11:55 PM

I am sorry people are biased against Ron Paul. In their defense, it's because Ron's a raving crazy person who I wouldn't trust as a local dogcatcher, let alone the presidency. Maybe if you stopped confusing poll-spamming for reality, you wouldn't be surprised as his 8% and declining support among actual human voters.

Posted by: Matt at January 11, 2008 12:00 AM

Anyone dumb enough to believe that the muslims would leave us alone if we'd only ignore them ought not be voting.

Posted by: brian at January 11, 2008 12:02 AM

If Paul was really as popular as Leila suggests, he'd have won more than two (2) delegates so far.

Easily spammed polls mean nothing. Actual votes from actual people mean everything. Paul has lots of the former and precious few of the latter.

Ron Paul is the Screamin' Howie Dean of 2008.

Posted by: C-C-G at January 11, 2008 12:05 AM

I think I'll create a Ron Paul Supporter Automatic Blog Comment Generator. It shouldn't be too hard; they all sound the same to me. Just copy a few more comments like the one above and put them through some randomizer.

Posted by: Joe Bonforte at January 11, 2008 12:06 AM

The Paulbots ALWAYS pollute the polls after these "symposiums". Faux Paul needs to pack it in and go home.

Posted by: Snooper at January 11, 2008 12:33 AM

Wasn't Ru Paul the star of some flagratly risque movie a few years back?

How the hell'd he'd find his way outta drag and onto such an august platform as the Republican debates?

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2008 12:42 AM

If only Thompson had shown the same kind of presence, the same energy, in the last few debates, he'd be winning now. That said, it's not too late when only three minor states have cast any votes so far.

Posted by: Math_Mage at January 11, 2008 01:22 AM

Ron who? Is that guy still in the race?

I mean, what with the racist, xenophobic, truly nujtjob writings the guy has to compose (or "edit") how in the world would he have time to attend to something as important as running for the Presidency of the U.S.? I mean, sheesh.

Give it up, Ronulans; get back to writing screeds against Jews, blacks, Freemasons and whoever it was that "truly" brought down the WTC. Oh, and the gold standard. Democracy, obviously, is not your game.

Posted by: Denny, Alaska at January 11, 2008 01:53 AM

You have to feel pity for the Ron Paul supporters. The focus group for the debate said that Paul was the big loser and they have nothing better to do than try to stuff the poll to make it appear different. That they believe actions such as that will help their candidate only calls into question their mental stability.

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2008 02:07 AM

Ron Paul is crazy and those who support him are insane. Now can we get back to discussing true conservatives, like McCain?

Posted by: cognitive_dissonance at January 11, 2008 03:05 AM

text message poll last I heard had paul waaayyyy ahead at 35%

Ha, ha, ha.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 11, 2008 07:00 AM

Ron Paul lives in a fantasy world, and wins fantasy polls. Seems appropriate. MEanwhile in the real world, Islamists who want to kill us won't stop because we roll over, expose our belly and ask them to be nice, Arabic states that have sworn to push Israel into the sea won't stop because we left, 'Moderate' arab states woudl not have tried to, or been able to, push HUssein out of Iraq, The Federal reserve is not the root of all evil(Although it is sometimes stupid). .

I can tell that Paul disciples are not libertarians, because if they were, they could not hope to find a candidate more utterly damaging to their cause.

Posted by: Ryan at January 11, 2008 08:07 AM

I've seen a tendancy by some to dismiss Thompson for his weight, baldness and bags under the eyes. Such a physical description lumps Fred in with Winston You-Know-Who. Hmmm.

Posted by: Craig at January 11, 2008 08:43 AM

The most absurd comment of the night was Paul's idea that Israel would ally with moderate Arab states and invade Iraq so we would not.

If Kucinich wins, Ron Paul is a shoe in as Secretary of State.

Posted by: arch at January 11, 2008 08:48 AM

Fred has just picked up an endorsement from a major conservative publication.

I hope and pray this is the start of a stronger campaign.

Posted by: C-C-G at January 11, 2008 09:33 AM

Last night looked like President Fred sitting down to dinner with his cabinet. Fred smacked Huck to the kiddie table while everybody else worked on sending crazy Uncle Ron off to bed before he wet himself.

Posted by: Mike O at January 11, 2008 10:14 AM

A true conservative like McCain? You're kidding right? What was "conservative" about McCain/Feingold? Amnesty? Being against tax cuts? The gang of 14? Believing in the global warming myth? If it weren't for his stance on the war McCain would make a decent democrat president.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at January 11, 2008 10:18 AM

I like Ron Paul's domestic policy. It's too bad he is batshite crazy. His foreign policy is as bad as some dems, and he takes any chance he can to blame America for everything. I wonder if he is a 'truther'.

Posted by: GyorgLyquor at January 11, 2008 10:19 AM

This post and most of the comments reflect my take on this as well. Paul has got to go: this is one of the more crucial elections in our lifetimes and we have to have the time of serious contenders diluted by this nutjob?

It is time for Fox and the other networks to get as serious as this election is. And I will add that I am really disappointed in Fox for not going harder at McCain's so-called "conservatism". I thought their quetions were mostly layups for McCain and they seemed to avoid Fred. He had to become assertive to even get a word in.

Fox's worst debate yet. But I agree that Fred went yard on almost every question.

Posted by: DiscerningTexan at January 11, 2008 11:08 AM

I trust FDT to put the hurt on Iran.
Then we'll call FTD.

Posted by: Mockin'bird at January 11, 2008 04:55 PM


Posted by: Asher at January 11, 2008 08:47 PM

I hear Ron Paul's supporters playing the liberal, VICTIM card - everyone is rude to him. Since when was FREE SPEECH banned in America? The other GOP candidates are allowed to question & debate Ron Paul's libertarian view of the world, ON SUBSTANCE!

What has Ron Paul has against the Jews?

Posted by: AussieTexan at January 11, 2008 08:59 PM