Opinion: A day in the life of the Fred Thompson campaign


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Now that we’re coming down to the last few precious days in the high-pressured presidential primary race to lead the country and the free world, former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee is ramping up his campaign schedule. After all, he’s got seven other hard-working Republican campaigners hard on his tail.

This morning, according to the e-mailed schedule from Thompson’s press office, Fred will begin his campaign day bright and early at 8:15 a.m. Eastern time with a telephone interview with Andy Peterson on WMT in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He’ll follow that 25 minutes later with an interview on AM Tampa Bay on WFLA and then at 10:40 he’ll be interviewed on WHO in Des Moines.


By 11 a.m., he should be done with that.

And that’s it for the campaign day.

(UPDATE: Tonight, Fred appeared on the Fox News Channel where for some reason the Republican was asked about Democrat Bill Clinton sitting in his wife’s cabinet. ‘Well,’ said Thompson, ‘you know he’s got to have something to do. She might feel like that’s the best place for him to be.’)

--Andrew Malcolm