Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thompson Gets Into The Race With A Bang

Fred Thompson will announce that he plans to enter the race for the White House today after months of speculation. Unlike many candidates who make their announcements in large public spectacles to the cheers of thousands and receive incredible amounts of free press coverage, Thompson will make his announcement to a few hundred close supporters via a conference call.

I, for one, applaud this ballsy choice to make his announcement. Nothing tells me a candidate is determined and excited about becoming the next president like sitting in a conference room thousands of miles away from him staring at a black box with the mute button on. You can feel the excitement coming down the wire. It also engages the imagination. What is he weraing? Where is he calling from? What's the weather like there? Does he have pants on? Who knows?! He could be playing a game of smiles in a Philipino brothel for all we know. It's all so exciting.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to reserve the third floor conference room for today's announcement.


thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

You know everyone "watching" will be playing minesweeper while they pretend to care.

Beth said...

Ugh. "Fred Thompson" and "bang" and "Does he have pants on" are too much for me in one post.

Strange that, as an actor, he's making his announcement this way.

Michael K said...

To be fair - he is making the big announcement next Thursday. This was an announcement of an announcement.

ceedub said...

har har I LOLd.