Monday, July 30, 2007

Fred Thompson's Disappointing Fundraising Numbers: Is He Toast Already?

The Politico is reporting that Fred Thompson's June fundraising total of just $3 million is raising speculation that his nascent campaign is already in trouble.

In Fred's Funds Raise Fear of Flop, Politico correspondent Mike Allen reports:

"[M]any Republicans have turned queasy as Thompson has ousted part of his original brain trust and repeatedly delayed his official announcement, which is now planned for shortly after Labor Day, in the first two weeks of September.

Some are already saying a prospective Thompson run is a flop. “I just don’t see it anymore,” said a key Republican who had been extremely enthusiastic about a Thompson candidacy.

"That number [his $3 million in fundraising] is really underwhelming. There were indications it could be double that. They've been saying that people were waiting for Fred, and the money was going to pour in. He looks like he's already losing momentum."

My, my. Fred was to be the GOP's salvation, and now he's already yesterday's news. Will the Republicans really nominate Rudy Giuliani?

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