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It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. -- Edward Gibbon
This clip is just beeeeaaaauuuutiiiffuuuul! The look on Huck's face was priceless (wonder if he had any "burn in hell Fred" thoughts going thru his mind). Fred might have to watch his back for Chuck Norris now. An example to the Authoron, this is how to speak with authority backed by substance.
I was back and forth watching the debate (hard to listen to Ron Paul) but did catch this live. I jumped up and gave a fist pump. Finally something that really motivated me other than "not the democrat." This just might be the defining moment of his campaign.
Now to try to get to Fred's website again (problems last night that I hope were people finally donating). After that, I just might shave what is left of the hair on the top of my head. BALD IS BEAUTIFUL BABY!
Posted by Pale Rider (a FredHead), 1/11/2008 8:17:19 AM
Actually, I think Fred roundhouse-kicked Huckabee so hard that all of the Huckster's supporters felt the pain, including Chuck Norris, who is still sore and horizontal this morning.
(P.S. Isn't it funny how all those Chuck Norris jokes no longer have the same punch they once did?)
This was awesome to watch! I commented to my wife as the debate began, "I don't know if I can watch these guys again." They just say the same things over and over hoping we believe them. I get tired of listening to McCain, Huckabee and Ron Paul (though Paul actually had two things to say that I agreed with amongst his standard far-out-kooky shtick.)
Anyway, we both thought Fred was "looking" good. Energized. Upbeat. Happy to be there. When, out of the blue, he starts into his Reagan Conservatism thoughts and contrasting himself against the Huckster... and BAM!! We couldn't stop watching for a second! It was like watching the final game of the Superbowl playoffs when you think your team doesn't stand a chance, and all of the sudden they start showing some real talent -- and just trounce the other team. Fred was stellar.
Finally, this is the Fred Thompson we've all been waiting to see! I think it woke a few folks up, and I really think Fred will win South Carolina if he can continue this energy over the next week.
Posted by Chris, 1/11/2008 10:08:05 AM
The audience also responded well to his "virgins" comment regarding the recent incident between our Navy and the Iranian speedboats. Fred's got some stones, I love it!
I'm picturing Fred layout out poor Chuck. The smile on Chuck's face after Huck won Iowa (I have the image in my mind as Chuck and I think his wife stood behind him as he gave a speech) irritated the hell out of me (also made me wonder how someones teeth can glow that white). I'll just savor the image of the Huck and Chuck show being laid out a while longer.
Posted by Pale Rider, 1/11/2008 1:25:37 PM
The other day I read some commentary on another website posing that Fred staying in hurts Mitt the most. Of course I had to respond with the counter that Mitt staying in hurts Fred. I think there is some truth behind this subject in that if one drops out, it is likely that their backers would drift to the other. If Fred gains the traction I'm hoping he will (takes SC) and Mitt takes Michigan, will a scenario develop where enough of the conservative vote is split between them that Huck or McCain end up with the nomination?
Posted by Pale Rider, 1/11/2008 1:37:12 PM
I'm okay with eithert Mitt or Fred getting the nomination. Wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.
I was pleased with Fred last night. Finally I saw some fire coming from his podium. IMO, he was the only true conservative there. I hope he keeps this up. Maybe all the "I like him, but..." folks will see he's serious.
I'll be happy if Fred pulls it off. I'd reluctantly vote for Mitt or McCain, if either are the choice. I won't vote Huckabee. If he gets the nomination, the Dem's win.