One problem with always talking like you're in a rocking chair is that you tend to mumble, or trail off at the end of sentences. Fred Thompson has a tendency to do this. But sometimes it's not his fault. Just
watch his latest ad
and the short postscript tacked on at the end. Here's what he sounds like:
Thanks for watching my message. You can make sure that a lot of other folks see it, too, by making a contribution to my campaign. I’d sure apreshumoshmmhm.
You know what they say about a crumbling campaign: It always starts with the sound technicians.