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The Future of Fred Thompson
IMAO ^ | January 21, 2008 | Frank J

Posted on 01/21/2008 1:13:08 PM PST by redtetrahedron

I don't know anyone who doesn't like Fred Thompson (other than trolls, whose opinions never count), and the reason I've seen Republican primary voters give for not voting for Fred Thompson is that he didn't come to their state and do a silly little monkey dance to prove how much he wanted to be president. This makes these people to dumb to live.

Reportedly, Fred Thompson will have an announcement tomorrow about his further plans, and I think he should stay in the race. Otherwise, what's our option? To throw our half-hearted support behind Romney? We might as well have one actual conservative in the race to at least remind people what a Republican primary should be about.

Also, it will give us more time to plan our riot.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: elections; fred; fredthompson; thompson
Don't give up on us now FRED!
1 posted on 01/21/2008 1:13:09 PM PST by redtetrahedron
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To: redtetrahedron

“This makes these people **to** dumb to live.”

Well Frankie baby, you have a point however you probably want to spell correctly when you are going to call people stupid.


2 posted on 01/21/2008 1:14:41 PM PST by Grunthor (No Juan. No Huckaliar. Not primary, not general, not ever.)
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To: Grunthor
Also, it will give us more time to plan our riot.

Who cares about spelling when planning a riot?

3 posted on 01/21/2008 1:17:40 PM PST by Cagey
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To: redtetrahedron

I am praying Fred stays in until after Super Tuesday. He’ll see support from real conservatives there not back-stabbed by the current crop of RINO states. Only 5 of 50 states so far why drop out?


4 posted on 01/21/2008 1:18:43 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: redtetrahedron

Fred needs to be Romney’s VP. It’s that simple.


5 posted on 01/21/2008 1:19:57 PM PST by Thurston Peak
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To: Thurston Peak

Strike that. Reverse it :)


6 posted on 01/21/2008 1:22:23 PM PST by redtetrahedron ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" - Jer 1:5 | Fred'08)
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To: redtetrahedron

The reverse would be fine too. Reality is, Mitt has the money and the momentum. Fred as VP would shore up Romney on the conservative side and help keep Romney from straying to the left. That’s a win-win.


7 posted on 01/21/2008 1:31:54 PM PST by Thurston Peak
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To: Thurston Peak

Rudy and John are more conservative than Mitt. I don’t want any of them.


8 posted on 01/21/2008 1:35:20 PM PST by HoustonTech
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To: redtetrahedron; All

OK floks...
Before everybody pulls the Panic Button, let’s look at few FACTS...

Fred should NOT pull out before Feb 5.
Besides Romney, Fred is the best finncial position of any candidate right now. McCain, Rudy, and Huck are running on fumes for cash at this moment.

NO ONE can afford to run in all 24 states at the same time.
This opens the door for FRED to make inroads in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabam, and Illinois....

Illinois is WIDE OPEN because the Dems and Independents will be falling all over themselves to vote for OBAMA.

The repubs are most likely heading for a brokered Convention, anyway, and every FRED Delegate there gives conservatism a bigger voice in the eventual selection....


9 posted on 01/21/2008 1:36:54 PM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: Thurston Peak

Only if you promise me that Romney has incurable cancer and 13 months to live.


10 posted on 01/21/2008 1:37:43 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Thurston Peak

I would accept Mitt as VP -— give him 8 years to make up for saying this:

Posted on 11/11/2007 8:26:20 AM EST by Josh Painter

“My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses.” - Source

“In my view, it is not a good idea to go into a [Contract With America] like what was organized by the Republican Party in Washington, laying out a whole series of things which the party said, ‘These are the thing’s we’re going to do.’ I think that’s a mistake.” - Source

“Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” - Source

“I remember in my earliest political experience my father fighting to keep the John Birch Society from playing too strong a role in the Republican Party. He walked out of the Republican National Convention in 1964, when Barry Goldwater said, ‘Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.’ Because he saw that as a tacit approval of the effort the John Birch Society was making to influence the Republican Party. I think that extremists who would force their views on the party and try to shape the party are making a mistake.” - Source

“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they help protect us and provide for our safety.” - Source

“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” - Source

“I don’t think [The Brady Bill’s mandated waiting period] will have a massive effect on crime but I think it will have a positive effect.” - Source

“I don’t line up with the NRA.” - Source

“I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.” - Source

“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have, since the time when my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, we should sustain and support it. I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice.” - Source

“I think it would be a positive thing to have women have the choice of taking morning-after pills….I would favor having it available.” - Source

“There will be children born to same-sex couples, and adopted by same-sax couples, and I believe that there should be rights and privileges associated with those unions and with the children that are part of those unions.” - Source

“All people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.” - Source


11 posted on 01/21/2008 1:41:20 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: redtetrahedron

“Also, it will give us more time to plan our riot.”

LOL....silly guy, conservatives WORK.


12 posted on 01/21/2008 1:45:01 PM PST by egginanest ( ...save the squirrels...)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Don’t you ever get tired of quoting ancient news? Time to wake up!!


13 posted on 01/21/2008 1:49:10 PM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: ajay_kumar

Mitt’s promise, LAST WEEK, of a multi-trillion dollar bailout of the auto worker unions is “ancient history”?

Please tell me you don’t think that pandering was conservative.


14 posted on 01/21/2008 1:51:47 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Rush believes that Mitt had a change of heart. I do not. He is still a global warming nut, as are Mike, Rudy and John. He’s bad or a chameleon (liar?) on so many issues. All of them make me sick. How could GOP voters be so naive, so stupid, in choosing their candidates? Could it be that Americans are so soft today that they need pandering before they warm to a pol? The difference between the Dems and Reps today is the difference between Marxists and Socialists, if Fred drops out. I’m not sour grapes. Our candidates SUCK! And everyone who follows the campaign closely KNOWS that I speak the truth.
Oh, and I think Reagan would have gotten steamrolled today had he been 30 years younger, and running now. Bob


15 posted on 01/21/2008 1:54:00 PM PST by alstewartfan
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To: alstewartfan

Oh, I think Rush was just being polite.

Mitt’s pandering to the auto workers with billions of tax money bailout proved what we all really knew all along -— Mitt decided not to repeat his father’s mistake of running as a liberal -— so he pretends to be a conservative.

It’s transparent and fake, just like Mitt’s hair.


16 posted on 01/21/2008 1:56:35 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: ajay_kumar

Oh, and more truth... EVEN if Mitt were not a phony, he is a Mormon. A very high percentage of NECESSARY evangelical voters will NOT vote for someone whom they think is a cultist. Yes, some would even vote for the closet lesbian over him, sick as that is. She is a fellow “Christian, you know? Bob


17 posted on 01/21/2008 1:57:54 PM PST by alstewartfan
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To: redtetrahedron
these people to dumb to live

When I make statements like that, I triple check my spelling so I don't look dum.

18 posted on 01/21/2008 2:15:16 PM PST by Soliton (Mitt/Huck 2008 "The 50 State Solution ")
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To: MeanWestTexan

I gues you have never gotten rich by investing as I have.
Every buck I made was by FIRST LAYING DOWN MY HARD EARNED MONEY to invest.

You see there are two types of spending. One is buying depreciating assets, the other is buying potentially appreciating assets.

If a business such as the auto business the $20 Billion Romney is talking about is NOT GIVE AWAY CHECKS TO LAID OFF workers. It is the 2nd type of spending also known as investing for future profits. The auto industry will benefit from new research in many areas such as alternate sources of power, increasing fuel efficiency etc.

But unless you have made money by investing, you may never grasp the concept.


19 posted on 01/21/2008 2:16:59 PM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: alstewartfan

Yeah...religious bigotry is on same level as racial bigotry. And these people call themselves christians? WOW!


20 posted on 01/21/2008 2:18:48 PM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: Thurston Peak

Fred teaming up with the liberal tool romney would lose my support.


21 posted on 01/21/2008 2:18:49 PM PST by A1 Southern Man (Fred Thompson , the one who can win.)
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To: Cagey
Who cares about spelling when planning a riot? Because if Fred drops out, spelling is all we left!
22 posted on 01/21/2008 2:21:40 PM PST by aj7360
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To: A1 Southern Man

My honest opinion, if Fred drops out, and I hope he doesn’t, is that he will not endorse anyone. I hope he stays in if not just to aggravate the MSM. It would drive them crazy.

I remember a talking head on Brit Hume’s show saying, before Iowa, that we wouldn’t have Fred to worry about anymore. Why would he be worried about Fred? Hmmmm.


23 posted on 01/21/2008 2:24:44 PM PST by murron
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To: ajay_kumar

What you described — a bail out of failing businesses — is ananthema to conservative principles. Certainly when the problem can be solved simply by moving the plants to right-to-work states.

Toyota is doing fine — in San Antonio.

(Oh, and BTW, I got rich by buying companies with other people’s money and investing in oil when it was $8/bbl. And I didn’t need a government hand out to do it.)


24 posted on 01/21/2008 2:30:23 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Don’t get me wrong...I am totally against gov’t handouts, including corporate welfare. IMO the main reason for troubles of GM/Ford is unions. But there are a million people making a living in Michigan on auto related business. Besides there is all that infrastructure to make auto’s. It won’t be easy to move all that to a right to work state. I confess I don’t know details of Romney’s plan. But knowing his background as a highly successful turn around artist of businesses, I have more faith in his idea’s over any other politician.


25 posted on 01/21/2008 4:03:17 PM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: ajay_kumar

If it can be turned around feasibly, the market will do it.


26 posted on 01/21/2008 4:24:23 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Grunthor

It is spelled right. It’s the wrong word.


27 posted on 01/21/2008 4:27:28 PM PST by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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