October 18th, 2007
07:50 AM ET
15 years ago

Is Fred Thompson's star fading?

Was Fred Thompson worth the wait? John King reports on how some GOP activists feel about Thompson now.

(CNN) - Fred Thompson's formal entry into the race for the White House was eagerly awaited by many Republicans. Chief National Correspondent John King reports on how Thompson is being received in some of the key, early primary states now that the actor and former U.S. senator is no longer sitting on the side lines.

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Filed under: Fred Thompson • Iowa • New Hampshire • South Carolina
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. r schier norwalk,ct

    This guy is – and always was – a total non-event

    October 18, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Neill C., Montgomery, Al

    We haven't even had a primary yet. This blurb is ridiculous. How about have a primary and if he does very poorly, THEN claim he is fading.

    October 18, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Don Mississauga Canada

    Fred Thompson should just go back to the farm. Nice man, but out of his league,. He thinks he can be another Reagan
    Sorry Fred.
    You do not have it. Do the US a favor, and bow out with honor.

    October 18, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  4. Angela, Alexandria, VA

    LOL! Why are we STILL talking about this poor excuse for a presidential candidate?

    October 18, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. Rob, San Diego CA

    Charles from Utah:

    Fred Thompson is informed, and savvy??? You are joking right? Did you happen to watch him in the debate? The man recently referred to Russia as the U.S.S.R. for crying out loud!

    October 18, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. Lee, Phila.

    I'll bet more then his star is fading!

    October 18, 2007 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. JT

    Thought he would jump in Im the man well your very lazy.In todays world we do not need a republican.and all of you republicans whats with this conservative crap.so you all can et richer off the poor.yeah right 6 trillion dollars debt.explain that one.

    October 18, 2007 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
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