…are doomed to repeat it. Such is the case with Fred Thompson, Fmr. Actor and current non-candidate, who may have found himself staging an unfortunate repeat of Michael Dukakis’ infamous ride in an M1 Abrams tank.
For Thompson, there is no tank, and there is no scheduled photo-op. Instead, Thompson was caught driving, or rather, being driven, around the Iowa State Fair in a golf cart. While Thompson was not the only candidate to use his golf cart durign their visit to the fair, it is not good for a person who has a reputation as lazy and accusations of falseness to show up at in Iowa in designer shoes and being driven in a cart.
I have to agree that this is bad for Thompson. Here is how I put it on R4’08:
The video of Thompson in that golf cart is a perfect representation of the Thompson campaign. He expects to ride that cart, with someone else in the driver seat, all the way to the White House. He expects to be able to stop here and there, shake a couple hands, and win the nomination.
note: I’m not the only one with that view.