Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Thompson's New Hampshire Finish: Tennessee Senator Gets 1 Percent 'Mandate'

Television star and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson was supposed to be the new Ronald Reagan, the man who would unify the Republican Party and usher in a new era of conservative leadership.

But if tonight's New Hampshire vote is any indication, Thompson is no Ronald Reagan. The results we've seen tonight from the GOP primary show Thompson with a meager 1 percent of the vote.

As we keep pointing out, some leading Oklahoma Republicans have backed Thompson's campaign, including two Tulsa politicos, Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. John Sullivan.

Thompson's fortunes may improve in conservative South Carolina, but he certainly won't be bringing any momentum from his underwhelming Granite State finish.

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