Fred Thompson Presidential Announcement Next Week?
|By Nancy Streets
Jun 23, 2007
Fred Thompson is still not officially in the presidential race but is already the frontrunner a recent poll from Rasmussen reports claims. But all that may change soon, According to WSMV, Thompson will jump in next week. The news room at WMSV is citing “a source close to the campaign planning that claims that Thompson planned to announce his candidacy
on the steps of the historic Fall School Building Tuesday, but Thompson campaign officials deny that Tuesday’s announcement is an official run for the White House.
“Everything’s in place for Tuesday,” the source told WSMV. “There are three major events built around his announcement.” But Bob Davis, the Tennessee Republican Party Chairman, and Thompson’s former Chief of Staff says “There will not be an annoucement Tuesday.”
Earlier reports have speculated that Thompson would announce in July, close to the Independence Day Holiday. The source cited that the Thompson campaign has obtained the lease for that building to turn it into a national campaign office. It sounds as if caution is the order of the day as that doesn’t necessarily mean he will announce his candidacy on that day, though. Plus he seems to be getting good traction and he is pulling in lots of money with no formal announcement.