- After a Wispolitics.com luncheon in Madison, a reporter approached Thompson with a question about his possible general election opponent, Tammy Baldwin. The reporter said, “You didn’t talk about Tammy Baldwin, you talked about the primary…” Thompson replied, “I don’t talk about my opponents. I’m talking about my vision for America. [Wispolitics Luncheon, 10/17/2011]
- During a radio interview with Charlie Sykes, Tommy Thompson said, “I’m a positive person, always have been, always will be. I’m going to come up with innovative solutions, I’m not going to attack my opponents, I’m not going to, I’m not going to attack Tammy Baldwin.” [WTMJ AM Charlie Sykes Show, 12/02/2011]
- In a radio interview in May 2012, Thompson said: “She’s a nice person and I’m not going to say anything bad about her whatsoever.” [WRN interview, 5/31/2012]
- The Associated Press reported on July 2012, that Thompson said. ‘I'm the most positive, optimistic person ever. I wish we could get back to that.’” [Associated Press, 7/30/12]
Apparently Tommy Thompson had his fingers crossed when he promised not to "say anything bad" about Tammy Baldwin. I'm guessing that he only intended to keep that promise while he thought that he was winning the race. Since August he has increasingly become desperate and he has equally become increasingly nasty.
This is just another example of how we cannot trust this new, extreme and special interest driven Tommy Thompson.