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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tommy Isn't Running

If anyone is interested, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson will not run for president. He may think that he will, but won't. Don't get me wrong, I like Tommy. Wisconsin needed a lot of fixing and Tommy did a fairly good job.

But the fact is that when Tommy speaks, he sounds like a yokel.

Now I have a Wisconsin accent, of course. I say my Os and As funny. I sometimes use strange grammar like in the previous sentence. And I call drinking fountains "bubblers." Normally if you have an accent, other people with that accent sound normal to you, but even I can hear Tommy's Wisconsin accent, and that's not good.

Some of you are probably thinking, "Sure he may sound like a yokel, but have you heard the current president?" Good point. There's a big difference though. The Texas accent reminds a certain segment of the population of heroic cowboys. It's actually a positive to some. The Wisconsin accent, on the other hand, is somewhere between the hilarious Minnesota accent and the Chicago "Superfan" accent, and that is what people think of when they hear it.

This isn't fair, of course. But unfortunately, it's true. Give it up Tommy, you've got no shot.

6 Comments:

  • If anyone is interested, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson will not run for president. He may think that he will, but won't.

    And Tampa Bay's going to the Super Bowl.

    Nothing personal buddy. I think maybe you just got taken a little too seriously growing up -- nobody pointed out your mistakes after the fact. You got a trophy just for playing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:17 PM  

  • Just a thought:

    Maybe it's not your voice.
    Maybe how people evaluate the credibility of the person that goes with the voice.

    Thompson is credible, give him that. You aren't. Maybe the reactions you get to your voice are because you act the part of the Wisconsin sports fan/drunk yokel, puking on your shoes and leaving it to your buddies to admit errors in your argument. Not spelling errors, thinking errors.

    Then when caught, he weasels that wasn't an important point anyway. So much for modern manhood.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:36 PM  

  • Are you suggesting that Tommy Thompson will run for president? Or are you suggesting that he won't because of some other reason? What is that reason?

    People make predictions about a lot of things. Paul was wrong about Tampa Bay. So what? So were a lot of people. Who was your superbowl pick at the beginning of the season? Who was it last year? The year before? Are you always right about who will win the Superbowl and run for President? Or do you just not bullshit around about stuff like that? How do his football picking skills (which I believe he freely admits are bad) affect his guess about who will not run for president? Especially when his post was probably just bullshitting around.

    I think Tommy's plan right now it just to make his endorsement worth more by becomming a candidate.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 5:57 PM  

  • "Nothing personal" (but my next post [presumably the same person] will be a personal shot). I'm not saying it is entirely without basis, but let's be honest about what it is.

    Also, if you want to be anonymous, you could use an pseudonym so people can differentiate posts... even if it is "Mr. Anonymous".

    By Blogger Scott H, at 5:59 PM  

  • You're clearly just commenting to annoy, as you have yet to make any substantive points. You're not worth responding to, in my estimation.

    This is the last you will hear from me in response.

    Ta.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 10:36 PM  

  • Tommy's got an even bigger ego than I thought. I wonder what the parting gift will be? Yeah, probably a big ego stroke.

    By Blogger Interloper, at 4:58 PM  

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