Fred Thompson’s announcement speech Thursday in Des Moines was underwhelming.
The former U.S. Senator and movie actor formally announced his long-awaited candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at the Des Moines Convention Complex. It wasn’t very impressive.
The crowd of a few hundred didn’t seem enthused. Thompson’s oratory didn’t soar but was somewhat rambling.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.
Marc Ambinder is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.