Here is the video of Fred Thompson’s entire interview this morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace:
Some analysis of the interview from The Politico:
Thompson, on â€œFox News Sunday,â€ positioned himself as the â€œsteady, up-the-middleâ€ conservative choice for Iowa voters turned off by the battles between Huckabee, Romney, McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R).
â€œWhile the others are fighting and squabbling and spending millions of dollars running ads against each other, Iâ€™m just steady, up the middle,â€ Thompson said. â€œAnd so far, weâ€™ve shown steady progress.â€
Fred did particularly come out swinging trying to specifically point out where he differs from Huckabee and the other candidates. I’m not so sure he’s going very far in this race but I guess we’ll see in a few days how things will begin to pan out.
Thompson’s had some other negative press from his own mouth on Saturday. Story from the Iowa Sioux City Journal:
WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Fred Thompson acknowledged Saturday he’s not especially fond of running for president, but he thinks he’d be a good choice for the White House.
Asked at a town hall meeting in Burlington whether he had the desire to be president, Thompson said it wasn’t his idea to seek the office, and he wasn’t enamored with campaigning.
“I am not consumed by personal ambition. I will not be devastated if I don’t do it,” he said. “I’m not particularly interested in running for president.”
But he said others convinced him to run.
“I approached it from a standpoint … of kind of a marriage. You know if one side of the marriage has to be really talked into the marriage, you know it probably ain’t going to be a good deal for either one of them. But if you mutually think that this is a good thing — in this case you think it’s a good thing for the country — then you have an opportunity to do some wonderful things together,” he said.
I think it may be hard for some people to get behind a candidate who doesn’t seem 100% interested in the office their running for. This isn’t the first time he’s made comments like this either. While it’s probably the truth, who wants to hear that from their candidate?