I have been trying to stay out of all the presidential horse race stuff for the past couple of weeks, but Jennifer, your last response just doesn’t cut it. It’s just absurd to make ANY excuses for the shoddy journalism. The press got it wrong, and it is THEIR responsibility to get it right. Fergoshsakes, I have never seen such crazy, fevered attention to the wife of an undeclared candidate yet. What previous undeclared candidate’s non-campaign would ever have thought it important to bother with nutcase-like reports about the non-candidate’s wife?!?
A mea culpa: I too once thought she had been a lawyer. But I didn’t write a story on Thompson. If I had, I would have checked my facts before publishing.
What I want to know is, which campaigns are trying to sic the press on Jeri Thompson? And on what possible journalistic grounds are the reporters complying by doing hit pieces on her?
I repeat my earlier contention: Aside from Mike the Huckster Huckabee, any of the Republican candidates with a real chance of winning the nomination would probably make a pretty good president if actually elected. I say it’s time to aim our fire at the lefties running with a ‘D’ by their names, and stop the cannibalism on the right. AND, while we’re at it, don’t make any excuses for the pathetic standards of the really-not-so “mainstream” media.