Thursday, September 06, 2007

Get ahead in politics

Fred Thompson has declared his intention to stand for election to the post of President of the United States of America.
Now, Mr Thompson has been in politics before as representative of the state of Tennessee in the Senate and he's about as Republican as one can get, which automatically makes me want him to fail. However, he stands a greater than average chance of winning should he win the Republican nomination. This is because large swathes of the American population have already seen him be President. Of course, this was on the small screen, but I have so little confidence in the voters of America to dissociate that from reality, that I can see many thinking 'well he was alright last time he was in charge' and ticking the box accordingly. Call me cynical if you must, but anyone observing American politics for a period of time could be forgiven for being so.

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