With news of the GOP presidential primary non-candidate Fred Thompson’s hiring of a trusted campaign manager comes this insight (maybe it’s appeared elsewhere previously, but I haven’t seen it):
Thompson is expected to officially enter the race Labor Day week…
Having watched previous rumors of entries in May and July gone by, I am truly in a “wait and see” stance. This Republican primary voter and activist remains firmly undecided.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin reports the former U.S. Senator and erstwhile “Law and Order” TV star is planning his first campaign-related visit to Iowa on August 17. As Martin suggests, this might signal a shift from earlier talk that he was planning to bypass the January caucuses. I’m guessing Mitt Romney’s recent momentum may have something to do with that decision.
For the latest on what’s going on with Fred, check out his Colorado supporters’ blog.