I just got this e-mail from Senator Eric Johnson, it was sent to the Senate Republican Caucus as well as a few House members:
We are writing today to ask you to sign up to support Fred Thompson for President. We believe our party and our country need an experienced conservative who can communicate with America.
Officially, Senator Thompson has not made his final decision, but we believe an announcement is imminent. Once he announces, support will surge in like a tidal wave. We believe we have a small window of opportunity to really stand out in the eyes of the country and the mind of our future President if we stand tall for him now.
Recently, 54 of 81 Texas State House Republicans and several Senate Republicans signed a petition to support Fred in his potential bid. This has generated a huge momentum boost for Fred’s campaign, and I think it would benefit our state to provide vital early support for our next President. With tonight’s SC debate and Georgia’s convention this weekend, all eyes are on the GOP. The time is now.
What we ask of you is to respond to this email by Friday with permission to use your name on a list of legislative leaders encouraging Fred Thompson to run for President and pledging your support to him if he does.
These are historic times and we need a leader like Ronald Reagan who will step forward and lead with a compelling conservative vision for our country’s future. That leader is Fred Thompson.
We hope he can count on your support.
Senators Eric Johnson & Chip Rogers