"From the beginning, we've wanted to find a way to help people who want to support Fred -- this massive group of volunteers out there -- how to connect them with the campaign in a nontraditional way," Rietz recalled.
Eight months later, the team that Rietz helped assemble is largely gone. Thompson has had to reinvent his campaign repeatedly, and even his allies have questioned the way it has been run. But before the series of high-level staff departures helped undermine Thompson's entry into the 2008 race and raised questions about how serious a candidate he would be, the Rietz effort appeared promising.
I used to have a lot of hope for a Fred Thompson Presidency and what that would mean for the US. Now, I am dissappointed in the way he has presented himself to the public and at debates in these later months of his campaign. I agree with a lot of what he has on his website (his platform), but it seems like he is unable (or unwilling) to defend it with much gusto.
I have seriously been looking at Huckabee and am starting to give some thought to Ron Paul due to a conversation I have recently had with Ray Van Neste.
You can read more on the Thompson quote here.
-What are your thoughts on Thompson's campaign?
-If you still support him, what keeps you in his corner?
-If you have not supported him, what has been your reasoning?
-Do you have any thoughts on Ron Paul or Huckabee?
-Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?