October 10th, 2007
10:00 AM ET
11 years ago

All eyes on Thompson

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Fred Thompson's campaign has been heavily scrutinized, even by Saturday Night Live.

NEW YORK (CNN) - CNN's Jeanne Moos reports former Sen. Fred Thompson's tepid start as a presidential candidate has been the subject of significant media scrutiny - and has even found its way onto Saturday Night Live.

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  1. laurinda,ny

    Well I should say so. Look how long it took him to get in the race. Now that he is in it he is annoying the heck out of people. He didn't have that many lines in Law & Order, but he sure is making up for it now.

    October 10, 2007 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. Frank Honolulu HI

    Come on. Republicans were serious when they thought he'd be their savior?

    They are really desperate!

    October 10, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Greg, Barrington, IL

    Dear CNN: Here we go again... The best the Republicans can come up with is another Bush type candidate... Under-educated, under-intelligent, anti-intellectual, "good old boy" offering. How long are we to be the laughing stock of the world because we continue to show this face of ourselves? It's time to get off of this belief that the most appropriate choice to lead us is the one that most often rolls his eyes toward the sky and confirms his devotion to the Allmighty, while at the same time practicing every political, social, and economic policy that flies in the face of religious teachings (as I understand them) and still tries to claim the moral high ground? I understand that we want to get behind the candidate that appears to be what we admire and respect in belief, but when do we start to examine carefully the actual truth of people's actions, as opposed to the (shameful) use of religion and patriotism that attempts to legitimize the type of amoral beliefs that they actually practice: Hatred, meanness, racism, bigotry, and greed. Lets move ourselves forward America! People that care about all Americans are not bad! People that want to protect the enviornment and stave off world-wide destruction are not bad! People that believe in kindness, tolerence, decency, and intellectual thought are not bad! Also, believe that this committment to modern perception does not make us weak and gullible... Our faith in intelligence and belief in our innate values brings with it a strength and determination that will allow us to deal with any threat to our safety and world justice in the strongest and (if necessary) harshest possible response to the forces of barbarism that linger in our modern time. Grow up folks..

    October 10, 2007 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  4. kyle, bonny lake WA

    tell me, how he is annoying?

    October 10, 2007 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  5. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    "All Eyes on Thompson" Look around, there are no eyes on Thompson. He is history.

    October 11, 2007 07:48 am at 7:48 am |