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Thompson’s Announcement?

Today at 4:30 EDT

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Dalton Thompson may be announcing his presidential candidacy formally at 4:30 pm EDT today. A reliable source close to Thompson’s advisors told HUMAN EVENTS that today would be the actual announcement, not the announcement-of-the-announcement rumored earlier.

Thompson’s move may have been accelerated by the August 29 editorial in the Manchester, NH Union Leader that said Thompson’s failure to participate in the scheduled September 5 debate would be a snub to New Hampshirites.

Whatever motivated Thompson, the September 5 debate – with him in it – would be much more important than it would otherwise have been.

UPDATE: Sen. Thompson will not announce his candidacy today. It now appears he will announce on September 6 – after the New Hampshire debate – possibly on the Jay Leno television show. More on Thompson tomorrow.

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Mr. Babbin is the former editor of Human Events and HumanEvents.com (Jan 2007-Mar 2010) and served as a deputy undersecretary of defense in President George H.W. Bush's administration. He is the author of "In the Words of our Enemies"(Regnery,2007) and (with Edward Timperlake) of "Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States" (Regnery, 2006) and "Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse than You Think" (Regnery, 2004).

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