George Will: Fred Thompson Is New Coke

Conservative Columnist Administers a Whuppin'

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Of all the brands in the world to be compared to. Conservative columnist George Will takes Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson down about six or seven pegs by comparing him to New Coke.

Writes Will: "New Coke was announced on April 23, 1985, with the company's president piling on adjectives usually reserved for Lafite Rothschild -- 'smoother, rounder yet bolder.' Almost 80 days later, the public having sampled it, the company pulled the product from stores. Perhaps Thompson's candidacy will last longer than New Coke did."
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