Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rep Blackburn jumps from Romney to Thompson

Two things here: First she would not have bailed on Romney's campaign as a senior part of it unless she knew something for sure was going on with Fred Thompson's candidacy. And second, it shows there is still room to change your mind on endorsements. Hey Sen Allard, care to rethink your backing of Romney? You gave your endorsement too soon and too cheaply. Take a chance to fix that.

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee co-chair of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and a national co-chair of Women for Romney, on Friday endorsed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.

"Our nation faces challenging times that require vision and leadership. I know Fred Thompson is the right leader for these times," it said. "I sincerely hope that Fred Thompson will choose to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He has my wholehearted support and I encourage my fellow Tennesseans and Americans to stand with us."

[The Rest of the Story]

Blackburn's press secretary did not respond to requests for further comment except to say by email that Blackburn was out of the country on with a congressional delegation to Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels and London to study global warming. Blackburn's district includes parts of eastern Shelby County.

Romney spokesman Gail Gitcho said Blackburn called Romney to tell him of her decision to back Thompson "should he decide to run," and said the campaign wishes her well.

Courtesy of Bartholomew Sullivan of the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Or, Sen Allard, you can continue to be the water boy for Owens and the Country Club Repubs who destroyed our Republican majority here. And to any other people Owens shoehorned in - guys, you're welcome to jump once Fred declares.

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