Join former United States Senate Pages Dylan and Ethan Ris as they bring you the dish on not just the presidential race but all the exciting triumphs and disgraces inside, outside, and below the Beltway!
What Are They Doing Now? The Pages are delighted to present the next in our list of casualties in the 2008 presidential race: Tommy "Tommy" Thompson! The jovial former Wisconsin governor and former secretary of Health and Human Services ran for the Republican nomination on a platform of experience and patriotism — tough sells against the likes of John McCain and Alan Keyes.
But Tommy Thompson had a secret weapon: he was the only candidate in the race to have an Amtrak locomotive named after him! The big man from the Badger State also had plenty of nice things to say about the Jews, which is always classy.
On the glorious Iowa evening of August 11, 2007, Tommy Thompson participated in the Ames Straw Poll, and received an impressive 7% of the vote, putting him in a three-way tie for 6th place, along with Joe Lieberman and Barbaro. Despite this clear show of strength, Tommy Thompson sadly decided to bow out of the race the next day. He has not been seen or heard from since, but the Pages are confident he'll turn up soon, because he is microchipped!
Next week's loser: Senator Sam Brownback!
Tags: Alan Keyes, Catching Up With a Loser, Congressional Confidential, Iowa, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Tommy Thompson