This is sad.
A gusty winter storm set to hit Iowa this afternoon caused Fred Thompson’s lagging campaign to call it quits until after Christmas.
...After the Mason City event, instead of heading south toward Des Moines, Thompson’s bus turned north toward Minneapolis “to get away from the storm,” says Thompson spokesman Darrel Ng. They hope to hop a flight to Thompson’s HQ in Virginia later today. Mr. Thompson, who has languished in the polls, expects to resume his trek through Iowa Dec. 26. He plans to make up the missed events then.
Quick calls to the other candidates with appearances in Iowa today finds most of them undeterred by the expected 5 inches to 8 inches of snow with wind gusts of 40 miles per hour.
Look, Fred, I know you're a Southern boy and all. But up North, us Yanks know how to plow roads and drive through minor inconveniences like 5-8 inches.
Whassamatta you? Find a 4WD and drive on, bro.
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You really don't want us southerners up on there the roads. It's not a pretty sight. :)
Prediction: Thompson drops out and endorses his good buddy McCain before the NH primary.
Criminy, I sure hope not!
What do you mean goes. The proper tense would be "still is".
Maybe it's a campaign strategy. All the other candidates wreck and he's the only one well enough to campaign.
The above comment is mine. What I thought would work signing in, didn't.
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