Wednesday, April 18, 2007

In the News: Thompson's Visit to Capitol Hill

Today Fred Thompson will meet with House Republicans, as part of what is apparently his pre-announcement tour. At this point it would be very surprising indeed if he chose not to run for President. And as one observer described it, it seems that he is the 'undeclared frontrunner:'

When actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson first said in a television interview March 11 that he was "giving some thought" to running for president, it sounded almost casual.

Since then, however, Thompson and his supporters have conducted a methodical pre-campaign campaign, which continues today with a trip to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican House members who are interested in his potential candidacy.

Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., one of those pushing a Thompson run, arranged for the meeting at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill.

He said 60 Republicans expressed interest in meeting Thompson, and he expects at least 40 will attend.

I'll post any reaction that I see.

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