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Is Fred Thompson In?
Virginia Virtucon ^ | 3/22/2007 | Riley, Not O'Reilly

Posted on 03/22/2007 7:50:40 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT

Is Fred Thompson In?

That’s what I heard tonight from a Blue Dog Democrat Congressman who has close ties to some TN GOP members (and who even donated to Thompson’s senate races back in the ’90s.)


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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

"Probably a few days before Fred jumps in. He's gotta know by now that he can't win the nomination, and the RNC is probably starting to lean on him to get out. So he'll call a press conference, site "health reasons" and bow out gracefully.

My guess: it'll happen soon, because Rudy and Romney are sucking up all the big money, and I read last week that he's struggling to raise cash. Once Fred jumps in, you can also stick a fork in Romney. Conservatives who are lukewarm to him(like me) will jump on the Fred Thompson wagon, and the money will dry up. It'll come down to Fred and Rudy."


^^^^^^^That's what I'm hoping for.


51 posted on 03/22/2007 11:22:15 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Thompson/Newt ----Credibilty and Intelligience (Or perhaps Fred Thompson/Tommy Thompson))
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I will fund raise my "ass off" for Fred Thompson when he throws his hat in the arena.

BBQ's every weekend on the beach with "authentic" (old School) Texas BBQ.
Hat's/optional.

God Bless America

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52 posted on 03/22/2007 11:38:28 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

He made some general comments about that in an interview with the WSJ's John Fund
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009798


53 posted on 03/22/2007 11:40:01 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

There are currently 37 members of the Bue Dog Coalition (http://www.bluedogdems.com/what.html)


54 posted on 03/22/2007 11:52:51 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

J. C. Watts?


55 posted on 03/22/2007 11:59:00 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I think in the end it will all depend on how his wife feels about it. You find it in the policy book under the "If Mama ain't happy" rule.
So... What do you think are the chances that a relatively young woman who is a former political media consultant, would want her husband to run for President?

:)


56 posted on 03/23/2007 4:30:17 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Finny

The personal stuff matters. His wife needs to sit down with an interviewer and reel 'em in.
That shouldn't be too difficult, given her background.


57 posted on 03/23/2007 4:34:18 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: gpapa
J. C. Watts?

YES!!

58 posted on 03/23/2007 4:47:51 AM PDT by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: EternalVigilance; Fairview
They may be right.

I certainly hope so

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59 posted on 03/23/2007 4:53:59 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: skeptoid
I've caught 3 of his Paul Harvey broadcasts this week. I really don't like the sound of his voice, his manner of speech, his dialect, or anything else I hear on his Paul Harvey radio gig.
What has this guy got?
What does he stand for?
Why should I not wish he goes away?


I've listened to him as well, and his voice, manner of speech, his dialect, and everything else that I hear on his Paul Harvey radio gig sound great, and give me great confidence in his abilities. I particularly enjoyed his take on global warming!
60 posted on 03/23/2007 4:56:48 AM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
I certainly hope he is.

I hope you were referring to Fred being in the race rather than the blogger being wrong.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

61 posted on 03/23/2007 4:59:08 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Sturm Ruger

Now we know why every night before he goes to sleep Osama bin Laden looks under his bed for "Fearsome" Fred Thompson.

NEW Draft Fred Thompson Grassroots Ad

62 posted on 03/23/2007 7:37:43 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders ("Fearsome" Fred Thompson '08)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

Rudy and Romney are sucking up all the big money, and I read last week that he's struggling to raise cash. Once Fred jumps in, you can also stick a fork in Romney. Conservatives who are lukewarm to him(like me) will jump on the Fred Thompson wagon, and the money will dry up. It'll come down to Fred and Rudy.

I betcha he'll get money from a place many don't expect. The Hollywood elite, just like Hussein O-mama


63 posted on 03/23/2007 7:48:27 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: skeptoid

What has this guy got?
Read the links that get posted to the top of all the Fred Threads.

What does he stand for?
See above.

Why should I not wish he goes away?
Perhaps you'd prefer a socialist in the white house instead of a conservative?


64 posted on 03/23/2007 7:51:44 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: middie

A McCain-Thompson ticket would be unbeatable

With McLame heading the ticket I'd say it's abominable, until 60 days before the election, then it might be illegal.


65 posted on 03/23/2007 7:54:26 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Where is that pic from?


66 posted on 03/23/2007 8:15:34 AM PDT by RockinRight (Chuck Norris wears Jack Bauer pajamas. Jack Bauer wears Fred Thompson pajamas.)
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To: RockinRight

The HBO movie "Barbarians at the Gate."


67 posted on 03/23/2007 8:27:19 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders ("Fearsome" Fred Thompson '08)
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To: RockinRight

The HBO movie "Barbarians at the Gate."


68 posted on 03/23/2007 8:27:21 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders ("Fearsome" Fred Thompson '08)
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To: middie
I'd write in Pat Paulson or Daffy Duck before I'd put a mark next to McCain or Rudy's name.

:O)

P




69 posted on 03/23/2007 9:04:04 AM PDT by papasmurf (Join Team 36120 Free Republic Folders. Folding@Home Enter Name:FRpapasmurf)
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To: skeptoid
I've caught 3 of his Paul Harvey broadcasts this week. I really don't like the sound of his voice, his manner of speech, his dialect, or anything else I hear on his Paul Harvey radio gig.

*************

I think he has a wonderful voice, dialect and manner. I suspect you're in a small minority.

70 posted on 03/23/2007 9:11:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RockinRight

I would be VERY interested in seeing that poll.


71 posted on 03/23/2007 9:24:07 AM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: Mister Politics

I'm looking for it, I thought it was here on FR but I can't find it now.


72 posted on 03/23/2007 9:31:33 AM PDT by RockinRight (Chuck Norris wears Jack Bauer pajamas. Jack Bauer wears Fred Thompson pajamas.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Finny wrote: "what about the man's personal life?"

and Tennessean4Bush replied: "I have heard that there are some. Rumors. Don't know if they are true."

Well, let's ignore the rumors and arm ourselves with the facts:

The son of an auto salesman respected in his community for his unwavering honesty, Fred Thompson was born in Sheffield, Alabama on August 19, 1942 and grew up in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee in a household of modest means.

A star athlete in high school, Fred attended Memphis State University, where he earned a degree in Philosophy and Political Science in 1964. Thompson turned down a full scholarship to Tulane Law School in order to attend Vanderbilt University, which awarded him a Law degree in 1967. Fred worked his way through college by holding jobs as a shoe salesman, truck driver, and even a factory worker prior to becoming a lawyer. This work ethic, combined with his extensive study of classical philosophy and political science, led Fred to a firm belief in conservative ideals.

The marriage of Fred Thompson and Sara Lindsey began on September 12, 1959 when they were both very young (he was just 17), and the couple lived in public housing for a year. It ended amicably in divorce in 1985. They had three children, two of whom are grown. They lost the third, daughter Elizabeth Thompson Panici at age 38, in 2002 after she failed to come out of a drug-overdose-induced coma. Heartbroken, Fred did not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

On June 29, 2002, Thompson married Jeri Kehn, a political media consultant at the Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, and McPherson law firm in Washington, D.C. She once worked for the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican National Committee. In October 2003, they had a daughter, Hayden Victoria Thompson, and in November 2006, a son. Fred also has five grandchildren.

Unlike some other contenders for the GOP presidential nomination, Thompson didn't allow his second marriage to overlap with his first wife. Divorced in 1985, Fred didn't meet Jeri Kehn until 1996, and they married in 2002.

About his well-known reputation for courting and sparking several young and beautiful women as a bachelor senator in Washington during the years between his two marriages, "I plead guilty," he said in a recent interview with the WSJ's John Fund. "But everyone I knew is still a friend, and if somehow they aren't I guess we'd hear about it. I'm happy with my life partner and children now."


73 posted on 03/23/2007 11:23:19 AM PDT by Josh Painter (Draft Fred Thompson: the grassroots "surge that will transform the Republican race." - The Hill)
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To: papasmurf

As the analougous sports saying goes: That's why we play the game.


74 posted on 03/25/2007 11:04:32 AM PDT by middie
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To: papasmurf

As the analougous sports saying goes: That's why we play the game.


75 posted on 03/25/2007 11:04:33 AM PDT by middie
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To: LonePalm
I hope you were referring to Fred being in the race rather than the blogger wrong.

Sorry I wasn't clear on that. Thompson is the only candidate out there I could get enthusiastic about -- most of the comments from those around me are, "well, if it came down to Rudy or Hillary, I would have no choice but to vote for Rudy." That's NOT GOOD.

76 posted on 03/27/2007 4:36:29 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (If MY people who are called by MY name -- the ball's in our court, folks.)
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