Edwards Endorsements and a Fred Appearance

Amy Morton notes that Roy Barnes and Mark Taylor will be endorsing John Edwards tomorrow.

Nice to see people backing someone they feel strongly about instead of getting on the band wagon for the perceived winner.

Also, I got an email from the Cobb GOP that Fred Thompson will make an appearance at 11am tomorrow at McCollum Airport in Cobb County. It’ll be at the Preferred Jet Center, 1800 Airport Road, Building A in Kennesaw.


  1. Sam Teasley says:

    Interesting day for Mike Huckabee:

    Dick Morris says that Huckabee is the only one left on the right:


    Rasmussen polls showing Huckabee 1 point behind Fred and 7 down from Romney in Iowa:


    Romney has been stuck in the mid to high 20’s since May. Huckabee seems to be the only GOP candidate moving UP in the polls.

  2. RuralDem says:

    Completely agreed. Nice to see Edwards and Fred Thompson getting endorsements although the likelihood of those two getting elected is decreasing everyday.

  3. ondichliberty88 says:

    Sam Teasley,
    Dick Morris says that Huckabee is the only one left on the right. Dick Morris a Former Member of The Clinton Administration is a expert on who is Conservative or not now. Please. That would like me a Libertarian leaning Independent telling people which Democratic Candidate is the Liberalest. Dick Morris has never been a true Conservative, and I have never been a True Liberal, so I do not have the expertise to tell which Democratic candidate is the liberalest and Dick Morris should not pretend to be a expert on something he has never been a Conservative.

  4. jsm says:

    “Dick Morris says that Huckabee is the only one left on the right:”

    This statement is just a little disingenuous. Morris actually says, “…Mike Huckabee, the last survivor in the elimination tournament of the Christian right.”

    The “Christian right” does not equal “the right.”

  5. Sam Teasley says:


    It was not disingenuous. Check the title of his article:

    “Huckabee is Right Wing’s Last Survivor”

    Of course he has appeal to the “Christian right,” but Morris seems to indicate that he has (and I submit would certainly need to have) appeal to voters outside of the “Christian right.”

  6. Actually CC, no one did. LOL. I stopped by the event just to see what all this hype about FT was. Well, there were (by Jim Galloways count) 68 total people there-including TV crews and journalists.

    In addition to this poor showing, I counted:

    3 Romney supporters
    1 Huckabee supporter (Sam Teasley)
    2 Rudy supporters (ASH and Pheobe)
    2 Cobb GOP people who wish to remain neutral
    and at least 5 undecideds.

    So basically no one came out in support of FT. Only those of us doing opposition research, and those interviewing.

    Funny thing was 2 or 3 of the 12+ cameras (and anchor people) kept coming around the room asking people why they were supporting FT– They found very few people who would say they were supporting FT.

  7. debbie0040 says:

    Those events listed were centrally located. Those that worked did not have that far to travel. Kennesaw is not centrally located.

    Fred will win Georgia, make no mistake.

    The question is how will Romney fair once ads start running showing how he flipped on abortion, gays in the Boy Scouts and other issues? How will Rudy, Fred and Huckabee fair when the ads start running? The political ads could change the whole dynamics of the race.

    Strategic Vision

    Fred Thompson 32%
    Rudy Giuliani 17%
    Newt Gingrich 9%
    John McCain 8%
    Mitt Romney 6%
    Mike Huckabee 6%
    Tom Tancredo 2%
    Sam Brownback 2%
    Ron Paul 2%
    Duncan Hunter 1%
    Unsure 15%



    CBS News only asks voters to choose from a small sample of candidates. Sam Brownback is expected to drop out of the race. He has been as high as 5% in Iowa, here it shows him at 4%. Who will benefit from his dropping out in Iowa. Mike Huckabee is an obvious beneficiary and that is what everybody will report. But Mitt Romney, too, will benefit from his departure. Sam Brownback only gained traction among those that considered themselves religious according to RealClearPolitics.com. So if you were to divvy up his votes according to how relgious voters were voting, the majority would go to Huckabee and Romney.

    Candidate CBS IA
    Rudy Giuliani 29 13
    Fred Thompson 21 10
    Mitt Romney 12 27
    John McCain 18 5
    Mike Huckabee 4 12
    Ron Paul – 4
    Tom Tancredo – 2
    Sam Brownback – 4
    Duncan Hunter – 1
    Other/Unsure 16 22
    SOURCE Link Link

  8. GodHatesTrash says:

    Debbie is right – Hillbilly Fred has got her vote hook line and sinker – and the average Georgian is almost as dumb as Debbie!


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