Going forward, we will have a new term in politics for media-generated phenomena with incredibly shallow support: a Fred.
According to preliminary figures put out by the NYT, Thompson managed to raise a whopping $8 million this quarter. I don't need to remind you that he was heralded as the savior of the GOP and pushed to run from nearly all quarter of dissatisfied conservatism.
$8 million. They're reporting that John McCain, who, if you'll recall, was reportedly DOA as candidates go as recently as a month ago, pulled $5 million.
If the difference between dead and savior is $3 million, then the GOP is more faith-based than I thought. Obama and Clinton both packed up something in the neighborhood of $20 million. Good luck, eventual GOP nominee.