Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Michael Moore decided to go after Fred Thompson after Fred's remarks a week or two ago on Moore's glorification of healthcare in the Cuban worker's paradise. Moore takes Fred to task for an alleged affinity for cuban cigars and challenged him to a debate. And Fred responded quickly - complete with large cigar in mouth on internet video.

This has generated some interesting observations from the net.

From Instapundit: If this is a foretaste of a Thompson campaign, it's pretty potent.

From Bob Krumm: I don’t know what’s the best part of this video response to Michael Moore’s publicity stunt: the cigar, the appropriate disdain, the lecture, the humor, or the quickness of the response, but what I do know is that if Fred Thompson is the first politician anywhere to understand how the speed of the internet can change politics.

From Richard A., another blogger at Bob Krum.com: By the way, Thompson’s reponse to Moore will have a much greater impact on the presidential campaign than anything said at [the Republican debate] tonight. It’ll be seen by many more people too.
Fred continues to impress on just about every front. The last politician we had who understood the media of his day this well was Reagan.

And I was quite happy to see Fred with a cigar. Who knows, perhaps he can redeem the storied stogie and return some respectability to the association between fine cigars and the White House.


Anonymous said...

Fred kicked butt and took names. Can any of these other candidates do that? I don't think so.

The link is broken. Here's the YouTube link for Fred's response:


scott said...

Thanks for the heads up on the link


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