Tony Leys for President? "Why Not?"
Apparently Tommy Thompson thinks he's running for President.
We're not sure what's more telling about Tommy Thompson's revelation: that the story was broken in the Des Moines Register by Tony Leys or that the phrase "Why Not" was prominently involved.
Tony Leys? Who the hell is that. We at the Cooler have spent the last 15 months religiously reading political articles in the Register and have never seen this guys byline before today. Also in reflecting the seriousness with which the Iowa "Paper of Record" takes Thompson's candidacy they gave the story 5 grafs.
Thompson then goes on to make this announcement by saying, "I hope so, “Why not? I’m from the Midwest. There should be a Midwestern candidate for president.”
That's a real sign of strength when you are making a bid for the Presidency.
He thinks the two top issues will be health care and energy- we think he might be overlooking the War on Terror.
We find the guys who float their name for President just to stay relevant quite amusing.