"Many Georgia counties held their Republican conventions on Saturday. From Gwinnett, state Sen. David Shafer of Duluth posted this on his blog:
”But the most interesting news came from the presidential straw poll, which had been tacked on to the end of the officer ballot, almost as an afterthought. The delegates were given a choice of a dozen or so candidates. None of the Presidential campaigns were represented at the convention.
The national frontrunner, Rudy Giuliani, placed third, right behind Georgia’s own Newt Gingrich, who finished second. But the winner was former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee, who received more votes than all the other candidates combined.
Fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh place went to Romney, McCain, Huckabee and Brownback, in that order." (source)
The American Research Group also has a new poll suggesting a FDT vs. Rudy upset.
And better yet, beating Hillary:
"...The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey involving Thompson shows the former Senator from Tennessee essentially tied with the Democratic frontrunner, Senator Hillary Clinton. It’s Thompson 44% Clinton 43%... (source)
So with all this encouraging news coming out, isn't it good to know that Jeri, his wife, is behind us!
"Close friends of Fred Thompson say his wife Jeri is urging him to take the plunge later this year and run for the Republican presidential nomination." (source)