Saturday, October 07, 2006

We're all Ears



Missed this one earlier in the week. According to "The Fix" Dr. Frist added two more fundraising whales this week. Additionally, Cilizza backed up our line-change by saying that Frist is gaining ground at the expense of Allen, Huckabee, and Giuliani.

"Frist takes a big step forward among the influential evangelical movement with word that George Seay III, one of the founders of Legacy -- a burgeoning group of wealthy and politically minded evangelicals seeking to exert influence in the 2008 presidential election -- has signed on as a supporter of the Tennessee senator. Seay, a Dallas businessman, has a considerable political pedigree. His grandfather was former Texas Gov. Bill Clements -- the first Republican elected to that post since Reconstruction.

Frist has also inked Ross Perot Jr. -- the son of the two-time presidential candidate and Texas billionaire Ross Perot -- to his 2008 team. Perot Jr. is currently the chairman of Perot Systems Corporation and another major political and financial player in the Dallas community.
Frist still lags behind McCain and Romney in his courtship of the major players who form the financial backbone of any successful presidential bid, but he is making progress -- at the expense of people like Allen, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others."

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1:32 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

That's perfect!

Frist locking up southern whales is good news for Romney. Frist is charasmatically challenged and I'm all for him taking potential support/money away from the more charasmatic southern possibles (Huck, Allen, Gingrich).

Any one think that Frist might be in it for the VP job? I just don't see him as an executive type that we need at POTUS. Hasn't been the best leader of the Senate we've had (bring back Trent Lott!)

11:52 PM  
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11:49 AM  
Blogger murphy said...

Jeff,

It's a VP application alright. It strains credulity to imagine how a man who last week proposed giving Afganistan back to the Taliban could be the leader of the GOP.

6:02 PM  
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