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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Price of Politics: Applauding Fred

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics

It's great to say, "I saw a first today." Today, I did. Fred Thompson
had just finished his stump speech at "Tremont on Main", a restaurant
in downtown Marshalltown. Yes, it's on Main Street. No one in the
crowd of about 60 was clapping (well, what was left of the crowd.
About 10 or so of them had taken off already.) So Thompson took
matters in his own hands. I've never heard a presidential candidate do
this. But after hearing the silence, Thompson said to the crowd,
"First of all, could I have a round of applause?" Polite applause then
followed. He thanked them and added he "had to drag it" out of them.

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