No longer a hammer. His influence is shrinking - incredibly. A lot of folks are no longer afraid of him. Instead of raising money for other candidates, he's raising money for his own defense fund. Wonder how many of his fellow GOP members will have him featured at their fundraisers? Wonder how many GOP fundraising functions in the US he will attend? That's what happens when you get slapped with an indictment. It's time for Tom Thumb to close down his act for awhile - get ready for his trial - get off the talk show circuit. Some of those talk show hosts are just as good as prosecutors when it comes to asking tricky questions. He's through being the "go to tough guy."
September 30, 2005, 9:00AM