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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:11 am 
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THOMPSON NEEDS MORE REHEARSAL

BY ROBERT SCHEER

For most of his first presidential candidates’ debate on Tuesday, Fred Thompson looked like a tennis umpire. Standing between Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, peering down from somewhere above the fray, he would swivel his gaze to the left, then to the right, then to the left again, as Sampras and Agassi traded serves, volleys and cross-court backhands.

You almost expected him to call the lines. “That one was out, Rudy. It’s deuce.”

Hey, at least Thompson was present and accounted for, finally. And he did get off a terrific line at the end, saying that the umpteen Republican debates had been “getting a little boring without me.” But if his goal was to advance the narrative that he’s the next Ronald Reagan—another Great Communicator with the instincts, presence and glamour of a movie star—he didn’t make much progress. I’d suggest a bit more time in rehearsal.


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NIXON: THOMPSON DUMB AS HELL

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Yeah, makes you wonder what the heck the old guy is doing up there.

Anymore worse exposure, and Hollywood might dump him for his lackluster appearances on the political trail.

"If Mr. Thompson is that much of a dullard, then Law & Order must be a real yawner!"

I can imagine the reversal: Rather than people not doing stupid things to hurt their political careers. Actors not coming off as unpopular to hurt their acting careers. :roll:

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but most of the actors who have gotten into politics have done so as REPUBLICANS...Ronnie, Ahnold, Freddie, Sonny, Clint....who are the others? :roll:

Couldn't act (or sing), (except for Clint, who is a good actor, and at least he only has dabbled in local politics) so they decided to try their hand at fooling people another way!

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