Skip to comments.To those who supported Fred Thompson in '07, who are you voting for this election?
Posted on 03/14/2016 8:50:46 AM PDT by Arcy
I remember the contentious back-and-forth here on FR during the 2007-2008 campaign season and many on FR were fawning over Fred Thompson's entry into the race and encouraged his attack on Mike Huckabee, who was also running for president at that time. What I would like to know from those Thompson supporters is: who are you voting for in this years in the primaries?
Thompson in ‘08, Gingrich in ‘12, Cruz tomorrow.
Isn’t Fred still running? What? Oh no!
Wasn’t he the DA of Manhattan for a while? :)
Trump / Gingrich
Trump! (And yes, I was a massive Thomson supporter. I’m so sorry that he got sick)
Fred - Newt - Trump..
Thompson in 08, Gingrich in 12, Cruz tomorrow.
Though I have thought about voting Trump just to kill off Kasich for good here in Ohio. I know Cruz won’t win here, but if I could make sure Kasich doesn’t I kinda feel my vote would be better used. Especially since it’s winner take all.
Thompson waited too long in 2008 to enter the race and failed to build on the grassroots momentum that he could have ridden. I disagree with your notion that he attacked Huckabee. Huckabee was never a front-runner, or even a serious candidate for that matter, and Thompson did not really run an attack campaign against the other GOP candidates. Ultimately we were saddled with McCain in that race - who many suspected might run as a democrat. It usually does not serve the GOP well to nominate a candidate that can easily be mistaken for a democrat based on his policy positions and voting record.
In answer to your question, I voted for Fred Thompson in the 2008 GOP Primary, and I voted for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Primary.
Fred never ran, he walked. I supported Cruz in MI.
Hope your trend continues.
Cruz or Trump starting to shift my leaning towards Trump after repeated Cruz screw ups.
Since they’re all either liars, or dems, or both, I would have to go with the Constitution. Closest would be Cruz.
Fred - Newt - Trump..
Wait - I voted Hillary in 08.. or was it 12.. one of the 2, whenever Chaos was.. It was an ugly ugly feeling..
Anyway - by the time it got to Wisconsin in those years Fred / Newt were out..
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