Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Buzz on Fred Thompson: He's a "Soft, Safe Place" to Be?

Reuters article
By Steve Holland

"Things must be going well for prospective presidential candidate Fred Thompson because even his ex-wife and former girlfriends are endorsing him.

One-by-one they've said the Tennessee Republican is their man -- at least for president, according to London's Sunday Times newspaper.

Thompson, 64, dated for a long time after his 26-year marriage to his first wife, Sarah Knestrick, ended in 1984. In 2002 he married Jeri Kehn, who is 24 years younger than he.

"I think he has a great chance of capturing the women's vote. He's majestic. He's a soft, safe place to be and that could be Fred's ticket. Women love a soft place to lay and a strong pair of hands to hold us," ex-girlfriend country music singer Lorrie Morgan told the Sunday Times.

Another old flame, Republican fund-raiser Georgette Mosbacher, said he would defeat Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton because of his appeal to "traditional women who will like the Southern gentleman in him," according to The Times."

Well, that's interesting, I guess. Not every man is good terms with his wives and girlfriends. I'm not sure what it means that he is a "soft, safe place to be," nor do I want to. Perhaps Chris Matthews can explore this matter on an upcoming show.

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