Romney Contracted Hit on Thompson

Robert Novak (h/t Wizbang! Jim Addison) reveals today that Mitt Romney’s campaign released the phony story that Fred Thompson would withdraw and send his support to McCain.  That may explain why it appeared Thompson and McCain singled out Romney for attacks in Saturday Night’s debate on ABC. Addision is a bit skeptical of Novak’s conclusions,…

The New Hampshire Debate

What I got out of the debate: Ron Paul looks like Jack Riley, the comedian who played Mr. Carlin on the Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s: That, and Fred Thompson won hands down. Rudy and McCain (in that order) Placed and Showed. OIL 7:40 — Romney, with Fred’s help, says he’s against windfall profits…

On the Fred Watch

Today is the Wyoming Republican caucus.  Unfortunately, I know no one from Wyoming, though I do have a few business acquaintances from Montana.   My cousin Bob lived in Wyoming for a few years after college, from whence he hitch-hiked to St. Louis for the annual Hennessy St. Patrick’s Day party at Uncle Jim’s.  Since I…

Politico–Waste of Zeroes and Ones

Curt at Flopping Aces beat me to the punch. (Great headline, by the way, and watch the video.) Don’t these yahoo’s understand that everything is taped nowadays? That bloggers will be on you quickly if you misrepresent an event? But they do it anyway. Incredible. Curt links to PoliGazette, which wrote: I’ve seldom seen anything…

Thompson Surge Earns Third

Fred Thompson, who only a week ago was predicted to finish behind Ron Paul, roared into third place in the Iowa Caucuses, passing McCain and Giuliani. Huckabee and Romney finished one and two. Because so many had written off Thompson, his third-place showing should bolster his campaign–a campaign that seemed stuck in low gear until…

Watch Iran’s Navy

Iran commissioned a stealth attack submarine on November 28, adding a dangerous and potentially destabilizing weapon to its aggressive arsenal.  Built with Russian help, the Ghadir is capable of launching torpedoes and missiles simultaneously. Perhaps Iran has suspended its nuke program.  Perhaps not.  An advanced sub patrolling the Med in the hands of Iranian nuts…

The Thompson Hit

Just as Fred Thompson’s campaign started to take off, a loose conspiracy of MSM and bloggers seems determined to bring him down. As I blogged last night, a single rumor on Control Congress, which seemed implausible, turned into a major story today–the day of the Iowa Cauci. Apparently, the anti-Thompson forces were spooked by his…