Posted June 25, 2007 10:37 am by with 8 comments

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I’ve been looking for a presidential candidate that I could find something in common with, and maybe republican Fred Thompson is the man.

Reuters reports that Fred Thompson is one of the few candidates actively blogging and using his blog as a platform for transparency and candid speech.

…Thompson has been the most active campaign blogger by far, and those who know him say he writes nearly everything himself — not always the case in modern politics.

“It’s not that we wouldn’t use all the traditional campaign tools, but what he has seen on the Internet is the ability to directly engage real people and have a conversation,” said Thompson spokesman Mark Corallo.

A promising start, but how good is Fred Thompson at engaging the blogosphere? It’s one thing to write the occasional post, but is Thompson replying to comments and engaging other blogs? His name is all over this post, so we’ll see how well his campaign is tracking blog mentions – maybe we’ll get a comment out of him. 😉

  • I think I like him a little bit more now.

  • Jordan McCollum

    So, Andy, does your candidate have to have the same political views or the same blogging views as you do? 😉

    (I’m quite partial to Fred after studying his stances on several issues!)

  • It’s mostly been one of his staffers writing the posts. It’s Fred’s words but I don’t think he’s the one actually blogging etc. The majority of the posts are authored by Michael not Fred. I also don’t think anyone from the campaign has been commenting on outside blogs. I think it would be a brilliant move but so far I’ve not seen it.

    P.S. Vote for Fred!

  • @SEO Refugee – I believe he’s guest posted at blogs other than his own.
    @Jordan – I’ve not yet fully explored Thompson’s stance on political issues, but those would be a higher priority. 😉

  • I like him just because he was in Days of Thunder, lol.

  • I wonder what his comment policy is and whether he goes by the blogging code of conduct or not. 😛

  • That’s nice and all that Fred is latching on to a new technology. The problem with him though is that he is politically weak, has a poor work ethic, and is a big government conservative.

    Ron Paul is the only moral choice for president.

    Plus Fred’s blog comments are blocked unless you register for his site. Weeeeak.

  • “I like him just because he was in Days of Thunder, lol.”


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