The Thompson campaign has sent this note out to supporters:
If you’re a SOTT (Supporter of Tommy Thompson), then this is probably the most important email you have ever received from his campaign.
Without your help and support this week, Tommy Thompson’s campaign cannot go on.
Tommy Thompson has made it clear that if he doesn’t finish first or second this week in Ames, Iowa at the straw poll, he will not go on in this race.
To date he has outworked every other candidate running for president in Iowa. His ideas on ending the war in Iraq, fixing America’s ailing health care system and finding a cure for cancer are being heard, but not by enough people.
What’s worse, is that the news media will shut him out of the national news coverage unless he finishes first or second this Saturday in Ames. We need your help in two ways:
1) If you live in Iowa and have an Iowa driver’s license, please come to Ames and take 30 minutes to vote. That’s it. It’s an historic opportunity to make a real difference for our country. Email Dchaplick@tommy2008.com to reserve your complimentary ticket or call our campaign office at 515-422-5100.
2) Please purchase a commemorative “In the Arena” print on canvas and 80% of the revenue will go to Tommy Thompson’s Presidential campaign.
This is an amazing offer and for only $50 + shipping, you can have an art print of the United States Capitol with Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote on it. Even better, the print comes on museum quality canvas with archival giclee inks that are warranted to last for more than one hundred years. As you can see, this is a beautiful print that’s worth having in any home. But more important, 80% of your contribution goes to the Tommy Thompson Presidential Campaign.
Just click here to go to a secure, encrypted Web page to use your credit card to purchase this beautiful collector print.
“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again… who at the best knows in the end the triumphs of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
President Theodore Roosevelt
National Campaign Director
Tommy Thompson for President
Oh wait -- you thought I meant someone else? Is there another 'Thompson' in the field?
The shame of this is, if Tommy Thompson withdraws, we may never cure breast cancer.