Bar patrons to Thompson: Don't stand in front of the TV!
"...we're tryin' to watch the game, ya jackass."
Look at this, from a list of candidate gaffes:
When Republican Fred Thompson stopped by a Manchester, N.H., sports bar recently, the customers were more interested in watching the New England Patriots than shaking hands with the "Law & Order" actor.
"Down in front," one voter joked to the former Tennessee senator as the 6-foot-5 candidate blocked his view of quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots.
The disruption — he and the throng of journalists standing in front of a big-screen television — prompted Thompson to take his cheeseburger back to his bus and forced his host, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, to offer up his untouched light beer to a nearby table.
What kind of a six-foot-five idiot stands up to block a big screen TV broadcasting a Pats game in a New Hampshire bar--because he thinks that will win him votes?
And brings a bunch of reporters with him, so no one can see anything? Jeez, would it have killed him to wait for half-time? Or a commercial, even?
What an inconsiderate dope. He's really losin' it, if he thinks that's the way to "charm" these guys.
Here's the link to article, a lightweight piece about candidate mis-steps.
Hillary and Obama get off pretty easy, although I think it's a mistake for Obama to talk to farmers about the big money to be made in the arugula game. Ethanol, Barack.
Labels: Fred Thompson 2008 elections