The Politico’s Mike Allen writes about Fred Thompson’s appearance today on Fox News Sunday…
“It’s a lot of the same kind of stuff that I heard when I first ran for office, when I was 20 points down. And fortunately, I wound up 20 points ahead on election night,” Thompson said.
“This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth. And I saw the promo … for this show, and it was kind of featuring the New Hampshire poll. Let’s put things in context a little bit, to start with.”
Thompson was referring to a CNN/WMUR poll that showed his support in the Granite State had collapsed to 4 percent, putting him in sixth place among the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Referring to Fox commentators, Thompson said: “From Day One, they said I got in too late, I couldn’t do it … wouldn’t raise enough money, and that sort of thing. And that’s their opinion. They’re entitled to their opinion. But that doesn’t seem to be shared by the cross section of American people. If you look at the national polls, you’ll see that I’m running second and have been running second for a long time.”