Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tommy: For real but not for long

It was just last week here that it was predicted that former Gov. Tommy Thompson may not win the Iowa GOP straw poll.

After coming in sixth, Thompson did the inevitable and pulled out of the presidential race.

Since then, a number of editorial writers and bloggers have flamed Thompson for even trying. They're wrong.

Perhaps only in his mind could Tommy from Elroy win the whole enchilada but why should that stop him from trying? It was his right as a constitutionally qualified American citizen who happens to have a resume that, at least on paper, rivals and, in some instances, trumps the more well-heeled candidates (and, actually, the present occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.).

No question the nation wasn't ready for President Tommy Thompson but it's simply ridiculous to blast him for trying.

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