Blogs 4 Brownback

August 21, 2007

Fred Thompson Campaign in a Nutshell

Filed under: Fred Thompson,YouTube — Psycheout @ 2:59 pm

See Fred! ride around the Iowa fair in a golf cart! Thrill to Fred!’s exciting visit to a cow sculpted entirely out of butter! Feel the suspense as Fred! still won’t declare himself a GOP candidate!

I can’t seem to put my finger on what Fred! riding around in a motorized cart reminds me of. Hmmm.

Michael Dukakis in Tank

Oh yeah. That’s it. President Dukakis as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!

Get out of the golf cart and give it up, Fred Thompson.

Update: For those of you who don’t get the reference, a little background:

Michael Dukakis, 1988 – Another Landmark Image

After Gary Hart was photographed with a model (no, not his wife) in 1988 on a boat dubbed Monkey Business, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis became the Democrat’s choice to run for President against George Bush. At a General Dynamics plant in Michigan, the Duke wanted to show he was no softie on defense, so took a spin in a tank. Compared with the dashing WWII pilot Bush, the little Dukakis came off a clown, and the photo op blew up in his face.

And Wikipedia notes that “‘Dukakis in the tank’ remains shorthand for backfired public relations outings.”  Now you know.

— Psycheout


  1. Just a remark, but it would shine a way better light on you if you´d stopp smearing other candidates instead of promoting Brownback. 😉

    Comment by PG — August 21, 2007 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  2. It is more useful for our readers to be able read about all the candidates and to make up their own mind. Thanks for the advice, but you don’t support Brownback anyway. And as you live in Germany, you can’t even vote in our election. No offense intended, of course.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 21, 2007 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  3. The I suggest you´d report in a neutral tone instead of this open hostility. Would make way more credible. Just a hint.

    Comment by PG — August 21, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  4. well, there are a lot of 2008-related sites having a laugh about this. Besides the serious issues, the media and the bloggers like to make fun of politicians when they goof up.

    Comment by ACT Blog — August 21, 2007 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks for putting this up — cracked up laughing!

    Comment by Samantha — August 21, 2007 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

  6. Did you guys get the memo about evolution? You see, Jonah wasn’t really swallowed by the whale either. I also heard Sam Brownback was a closet fag. Any thoughts?
    Thanks, Cory

    Comment by Cory Feldman — August 21, 2007 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  7. Fred should have at least found one of those cool John Deere Gators to ride.

    The best part was from a another Cameron report in which he had a close up of Fred rockin’ the Gucci loafers. Iowa State Fair goers love Gucci loafers.

    A real man of the people.

    Comment by Wild Onion — August 21, 2007 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  8. Has everyone noticed how the Fred people can dish it out on blogs/forums but if anyone says one negative about Fred they get all upset? Obviously they have not been around many political campaigns to be so naive.

    Comment by Samantha — August 21, 2007 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  9. I have noticed, Samantha. Thanks for reading and speaking the truth.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 21, 2007 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  10. […] skipping the debate, naturally.  They should probably set up an empty podium for Fred! next to a golf cart.  It’s hard to take Hollywood Fred seriously at this […]

    Pingback by Fred! Announces He Will Announce « Blogs 4 Brownback — August 30, 2007 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

  11. […] Ha ha ha!  But can Fred! do it? It will be interesting to see how the man once touted to be the conservative savior fares in the debate.  He recently picked up the endorsement of George “Macacca” Allen and wowed fairgoers by riding around in a golf cart. […]

    Pingback by Don’t Drool, Fred! « Blogs 4 Brownback — October 8, 2007 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

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