A Red Ryder BB Gun and Fred Thompson
There are only two things I want for Christmas:
(1)an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
And (2) Fred Thompson to come in first place in the Iowa Caucus (three days before Greek Orthodox Christmas...I had to tie Fred into the Christmas BB gun meme thingie somehow. ;-)!
In the movie "A Christmas Story," Ralphie was real clear about what he wanted for Christmas. He could see it, he could feel it, he could drool over it, despite every setback placed in front of him: "You could put your eye out!"
If we're going to put Fred in over the top, it's time we got real clear about what we want, too.
Fred is the "Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with the compass in the stock." So the question is, how bad do we want our (F)red Ryder? Can you see it, feel it, and drool over it?
Does the thought of NOT getting our Official (F)red Ryder just make us sick? If Fred is going to Ryde, we've got to ride with him.
It's all a matter of the depth of our desire. And our intensity. It's time to let Fred ooze out our pores, just like Ralphie did over his Official (F)red Ryder.
Ralphie never would have gotten his rifle if he merely wanted it...he had to WANT IT!
Don't settle for a lousy football. It's official: Fred! Ride'er to Victory in the Iowa caucus this January 3rd, 2008.
Fred's team needs folks to call the voters of Iowa. They provide everything. The name. The number. The script. Do you want your Fred or not!
All it takes in many cases is for the person you call to hear from you...they respond by thinking "Gosh, I'm not the only one who is for Fred. Maybe he's got a chance after all. I'm going to caucus for him."
But if you don't call that person, they stay home or decide to caucus for someone they saw on TV or whatever. Your call makes all the difference...make the call.
Here's the link to start calling: http://www.fred08.com
Do you want Fred or not? Or do want to settle for a crummy football? It's your call.
Brightwinger, aka William Kelley Eidem, is the author of The Doctor Who Cures Cancer and It's Not Just For Sex. Your comments and your commercial signature line links are welcome.