John Edwards May Not Want to Check InTrade Today; Fred Thomspon Might

On the InTrade prediction market site, John Edwards has fallen behind the undeclared Al Gore. Here is Edwards’s recent price chart:

And here is Gore’s:

Note how far Gore has fallen since the Oscar hubbub. Note, also, that Gore remains (fairly) adamant that he won’t run.

On the GOP side, meanwhile, the not-quite-yet-declared Fred Thompson has just about caught up to Rudy Giuliani, who is hemorrhaging votes. Here is Thompson:

And here is Giuliani:

With Thompson surging, don’t you feel a bit bad for Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor and HHS secretary who is also running for the GOP nomination? He will be the only Thompson on stage for tonight’s debate, but he is not the Thompson that people care about.

And finally, do the people who refer to Fred Thompson as a TV star actually watch Law & Order? His character is usually on screen for about 14 seconds per episode. Not that there’s anything wrong with that …


prosa

If Fred Thompson is elected, he'll be the first President with a trophy wife.

Longshot Democratic candidates Dennis Kucinich and Christopher Dodd also would qualify.

zbicyclist

I don't know, Prosa. Hillary Clinton often looks stiff enough to be a statue.

bgriffs

"With Thompson surging, don't you feel a bit bad for Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor and HHS secretary who is also running for the GOP nomination?"

Not really. As any native Wisconsinite will tell you (insert joke here), Tommy is about as electable as Sol Wachtler's indicted ham sandwich

bkw

Is "haha fred has a pretty wife" the new meme?

frankenduf

no- Thompson is a star because of his unforgettable performance in Die Hard II- the wrath of McCain- it is of course ironic that he kicks terrorist tukus at an airport in that flick- but it's all a joke- no way a cheesy actor gets elected president (unless Austrian citizenship is permitted)

LiteraryMonkey

Does acting in cheesy Westerns count?

bgriffs

"Does acting in cheesy Westerns count?"

Are you suggesting a campaign theme for a Thompson/Thompson ticket?

egretman

Is “haha fred has a pretty wife” the new meme?

As a matter of fact, yes.

How old is she? I thought she was his daughter. Sometimes she looks like those Texas honky tonk women that you see two-steping to Toni Price over at the Broken Spoke. But then you sober up and you realize, that no it's that big haired secretary that you saw in Tom Delay's Texas office.

funkyj

I just browsed intrade. Why don't they have any Iraq related contracts? Who decides what contracts trade on intrade?

egretman

Ron Paul has surged to 3. The John Stewart bump.

prosa

If Fred Thompson is elected, he'll be the first President with a trophy wife.

Longshot Democratic candidates Dennis Kucinich and Christopher Dodd also would qualify.

zbicyclist

I don't know, Prosa. Hillary Clinton often looks stiff enough to be a statue.

bgriffs

"With Thompson surging, don't you feel a bit bad for Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor and HHS secretary who is also running for the GOP nomination?"

Not really. As any native Wisconsinite will tell you (insert joke here), Tommy is about as electable as Sol Wachtler's indicted ham sandwich

bkw

Is "haha fred has a pretty wife" the new meme?

frankenduf

no- Thompson is a star because of his unforgettable performance in Die Hard II- the wrath of McCain- it is of course ironic that he kicks terrorist tukus at an airport in that flick- but it's all a joke- no way a cheesy actor gets elected president (unless Austrian citizenship is permitted)

LiteraryMonkey

Does acting in cheesy Westerns count?

bgriffs

"Does acting in cheesy Westerns count?"

Are you suggesting a campaign theme for a Thompson/Thompson ticket?

egretman

Is "haha fred has a pretty wife" the new meme?

As a matter of fact, yes.

How old is she? I thought she was his daughter. Sometimes she looks like those Texas honky tonk women that you see two-steping to Toni Price over at the Broken Spoke. But then you sober up and you realize, that no it's that big haired secretary that you saw in Tom Delay's Texas office.

funkyj

I just browsed intrade. Why don't they have any Iraq related contracts? Who decides what contracts trade on intrade?

egretman

Ron Paul has surged to 3. The John Stewart bump.