Fred Falls Flat

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 05, 2007 1:34 PM


As MKH implied, Fred Thompson's speech at the American's for Prosperity conference pretty much fell flat.  While Thompson was greeted with the best applause, his speech seemed to under-perform -- which seems to be an analogy for his entire campaign.

Thompson's style (which one reporter I talked to referred to as "Hollywood") seemed to rub many reporters -- and potential supporters -- the wrong way.  His entourage hurried him in to the green room before any reporters or bloggers could ask him any questions. 

What is more, I'm also told that his team "swept" the green room -- essentially kicking everyone out that wasn't associated with his campaign.  While other candidates such as Giulaini, Huckabee, Brownback, and Paul didn't mind sharing the green room with others, Thompson's team asked people to leave ...