I'd like to announce that I'll be announcing that I would never vote for 'ol Fred next Friday.
Added: In the comments, Sweaterman explains:
Follow the math and the regulatory hopscotch:
* From the date of the formal announcement, Thompson has 15 days to declare his candidacy officially with the Federal Election Commission. Takes us to September 21, 2007.
* From that date, Thompson has 10 more days for his official campaign committee to register with the FEC. Takes us to October 1, 2007.
* And what's so special about October 1? It's the start of a new FEC reporting quarter.
By delaying the filing of his organizational papers until books have closed on the
third quarter of 2007, Thompson arguably will not have to file any disclosure reports with the FEC until January 31, 2008, after the Republican primaries/caucuses in WY, IA, NH, NV, FL and Lord knows who else at this point.
Typical GOP-type of maneuvering to skate the laws, but hey, nothing to see here....these aren't the droids you're looking for....move along....
I'll postpone announcing anymore announcements until I've consulted with Sweaterman.