Erick at Red State charts a path for Fred Thompson’s tired campaign to come back and make a surprising resurgence. And let me tell you, I’d be pleased to see him do it. If Colorado’s caucus were held today, Fred would get my vote.
The most recent Rasmussen results show the Centennial State is a wide open playing field for Republican candidates, as a lot of GOP members like myself are adopting a wait-and-see attitude:
Which of the following Republican candidates is most in tune with the attitudes and needs of Colorado?
19% John McCain.
14% Rudy Giuliani
14% Fred Thompson
12% Ron Paul
9% Mike Huckabee
8% Mitt Romney
16% None of the above
8% Not sure
So here’s hoping Fred has really found his stride. Today’s top-notch Des Moines debate performance is a good start (good analysis from John Hawkins at Right Wing News).
Three weeks ago the Colorado for Fred Thompson blog put out an angry, earnest plea for the campaign to turn things around. All has been silent since. I too have been frustrated by the weak grassroots effort, when the candidate himself has been the strongest on the issues; has great ideas and a clear, consistent message; and has only been getting better on the stump.
Is it too late for Thompson? In this election cycle’s volatile Republican primary, probably not. But he should at least give Erick a listen.