Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"Exhausted" Tommy Propped Up by Broadcast Lies

Only a few weeks ago we learned how Tommy Thompson had essentially "gone silent" on the campaign trail since the Republican primary.  At that time I wondered if it was because he felt entitled, was lazy or that he planned to outsource his campaign to the same special interests that made him rich in Washington D.C.  The more time that passes it seems that it may be a combination of all three.

Today I learned about Tommy's comments to the National Review online saying that he was "exhausted" after the Republican primary. So maybe this explains why he has virtually been absent from the campaign trail since that time.  I'd be surprised if the media didn't report him missing at some point before the election.  Sadly, even when Tommy does manage to hold an actual public event, he isn't exactly keen on answering any questions from the media.  What? Are his handlers worried that he will make another "do away with Medicare" comment? Is Tommy's sense of entitlement so great and ego so large that he doesn't feel the he owes the public direct answers to important questions?
Whatever the reason for Tommy's "no comment" campaign, Republicans have certainly been getting worried. As evidence we have seen some of the following:
Right Wing Radio Host: "Tommy Thompson has been running a brilliant campaign, if it was 1998." 

Perhaps the direct result of these right wing worries is the cranking up of deeply dishonest ads that the Republicans and their special interest allies are running right now.  They just keep running the same long debunked lies over and over hoping it will stick.  Apparently I wasn't too far off a few weeks ago when I suggested that Tommy was essentially outsourcing his campaign.  It looks like worried Republicans and right wing special interests are trying their best to prop up their "exhausted" candidate with a deluge of broadcast lies.

UPDATE: Although Tommy is apparently too "exhausted" to talk to voters or the media across Wisconsin, he has no problem with raising money in Washington D.C

3 comments:

John Foust said...

I hear he's down to ten push-ups at a time.

John Foust said...

I hear he's down to ten push-ups at a time.

90125 said...

Tommy Thompson actually gave a reason for why he was "gone" for so long in a radio interview today: http://wisoapbox.blogspot.com/2012/10/tommy-thompsons-new-excuse.html