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Fred, getting lively, fires off good line and than(sic) offers civil disobedience
The Politico ^ | December 12, 2007 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 12/12/2007 12:33:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In an obvious effort to diminish Huck, Fred gets off a line he wants Iowans to chew on in the weeks ahead:

Citing a face-off with America's enemies, Thompson asks: "Who do you want sitting on our side representing you?

"That ought to be who you elect president."

Then, in an attempt to put his foot down on debate silliness, he refused to play along on the raise-your-hand-if line of questioning on global warming.

"I’m not doing handshows today," Thompson said to applause.

Not offered a full minute to respond, Thompson said, "Well, then I'm not going to answer it."

Power to the People!


TOPICS: Arkansas; Iowa; Tennessee; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
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EXCELLENT! I've been waiting for Fred to call them on this silliness!
1 posted on 12/12/2007 12:33:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: jellybean; ejonesie22; Politicalmom

Fred debate ping!


2 posted on 12/12/2007 12:36:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another dog and pony show...


3 posted on 12/12/2007 12:36:38 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson is head and shoulders above the rest. Vote for America, vote for FRed!)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
PING!!

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WARNING: If you wish to join, be aware that this ping list is EXTREMELY active.

4 posted on 12/12/2007 12:39:56 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: Politicalmom

Can you add me to this ping list. Thanks.


5 posted on 12/12/2007 12:46:58 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706; jellybean

Welcome Aboard!!

(Another one for the list, Jellybean!!)


6 posted on 12/12/2007 12:48:18 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: Politicalmom

He was great this debate! GREAT!


7 posted on 12/12/2007 12:48:52 PM PST by spacekicker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it doesn’t matter what Fred does he will be portrayed as walking for the GOP nomination and ‘his heart isn’t in it’. Its in the media file and they will use it no matter how wrong it is. Like the Jena 6 and everything else.


8 posted on 12/12/2007 12:50:33 PM PST by GeronL (Its not his Faith its his Faithfulness to conservativsm that bothers me)
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To: spacekicker

Is there a rebroadcast that you know of? I’m holed up at work.


9 posted on 12/12/2007 12:52:01 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Tonight on c-span 930 est


10 posted on 12/12/2007 12:53:01 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I’m not doing handshows today," Thompson said to applause.

Not offered a full minute to respond, Thompson said, "Well, then I'm not going to answer it."

FEAR THE FRED"

11 posted on 12/12/2007 12:54:16 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FRed did fine. I especially liked his assault on the failed education system controlled by “unions and the NEA”....calling it as it IS!


12 posted on 12/12/2007 12:55:31 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Iowan’s may surprise the MSM and all the DNC-controlled pundits who are sworn to ignore the REAL threat to a Hildabeast win (FRed and Duncan Hunter).


13 posted on 12/12/2007 12:56:55 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frank Luntz just took a moment to point out this exchange as “that moment” that we all remember. It was very popular with his focus group, and he added that “some in the group applauded even though they weren’t live in Iowa.”

It’s going to resonate.


14 posted on 12/12/2007 12:56:56 PM PST by Petronski (Reject the liberal superfecta: huckabee, romney, giuliani, mccain)
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To: cotton1706; Politicalmom

Welcome!


15 posted on 12/12/2007 1:00:39 PM PST by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: All

Fred will be on Hanitty’s radio show sometime this hour...


16 posted on 12/12/2007 1:01:53 PM PST by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Wanted to let everyone know that Fred’s response to not doing hand shows and not answering if he doesn’t get a minute made the headline story of our local radio news break. Fred was characterized as “leading a Republican revolt on stage” and “coming to life”. Need lots more of this.


17 posted on 12/12/2007 1:03:53 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: cotton1706

Thank you!


18 posted on 12/12/2007 1:04:28 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Politicalmom

Could you ping or FReepmail the list and remind everybody that there’s a new FR poll up?


19 posted on 12/12/2007 1:10:15 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: mmichaels1970

Fred was characterized as “leading a Republican revolt on stage”

Go Fred!
People are starving to hear this stuff!


20 posted on 12/12/2007 1:10:26 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Latest New Hampshire poll by CNN has Fred Thompson at 1 point. Let that sink in a minute. His average right now is 3.5 there. Just, wow.

The latest Rasmussen poll and CNN national polls have him at 10 points. The latest CBS News national poll has him at 7 points. He's trading lower than all other frontrunning GOP candidates - to include Paul - on InTrade. And he's dropping, not gaining.

Really. It is so over for his campaign. And playing Mister Crankypants in the debate today isn't going to help his image or his chances.

21 posted on 12/12/2007 1:12:15 PM PST by Spiff (“Dear Wayne, My desire is that you be released from prison." - Gov. Mike Huckabee to Wayne DuMond)
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To: lesser_satan

I’ll do that on my next article ping. :)


22 posted on 12/12/2007 1:15:09 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: Spiff
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23 posted on 12/12/2007 1:18:15 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: ejonesie22; Petronski

Get a load of Spiffy’s latest screed.


24 posted on 12/12/2007 1:19:15 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought his line against Romney about “You are doing a good job of being an actor” was priceless.


25 posted on 12/12/2007 1:21:28 PM PST by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: Spiff

“Latest New Hampshire poll”

New Hampshire nominated John McCain last time...their system clearly favors morons.


26 posted on 12/12/2007 1:29:00 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: lesser_satan

It’s a toss-up whether I am more disgusted and fed-up with him or the Huckster.


27 posted on 12/12/2007 1:29:03 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: MattinNJ

“I thought his line against Romney about “You are doing a good job of being an actor” was priceless.”

Myth Romney is an actor....a political actor.


28 posted on 12/12/2007 1:30:17 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: mmichaels1970

It is difficult to make news in one of these debates, because people have seen it all before. But Fred managed to do so.

I think everybody thought these “hand raising” questions were stupid and demeaning. Fred builds on that perception by putting an end to it.

And putting down the NEA is just the icing on the cake!


29 posted on 12/12/2007 1:30:34 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Way to go Fred. I was wandering by the break room and saw Alan Keyes on the stage. I didn’t even know he was running!


30 posted on 12/12/2007 1:44:22 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Spiff

I’ll wait for some real votes to come in. All he has to do is survive Iowa and New Hampshire and get to South Carolina.


31 posted on 12/12/2007 1:46:49 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Politicalmom

Hey Politicalmom,

I don’t know if I am on the list, but please add me!

Thanks


32 posted on 12/12/2007 1:56:09 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: lesser_satan

You don’t need those guys. You can handle it on your own. :-)


33 posted on 12/12/2007 1:57:30 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SoConPubbie; jellybean

If you were on the list, you’d KNOW it!!

:)

(They’re coming fast and furious, JB!!)


34 posted on 12/12/2007 1:58:16 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: Spiff
Really. It is so over for his campaign.

Oh yeah, Romney is a whole 2 points ahead of Fred nationally. If its over for Fred, Romney is a walking dead man too.

35 posted on 12/12/2007 1:59:48 PM PST by Always Right
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Yeah, but they’re a lot funnier than I am.


36 posted on 12/12/2007 2:02:43 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: SoConPubbie; Politicalmom

Welcome aboard! :)


37 posted on 12/12/2007 2:03:12 PM PST by jellybean (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=dailyfread Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: Spiff

You’re just mad because Fred OWNED Mitt.


38 posted on 12/12/2007 2:05:58 PM PST by RockinRight (Bill Clinton + Jimmuh Carter + Pat Robertson + Barack Obama + Gomer Pyle = Mike Huckabee)
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To: Spiff; All
You are right Spiff. I hate to admit it, but you a very correct. Fred id doomed, he is finished, he is kaput...

I would not worry anymore about Fred Thompson if I were advising Mitt Romney. Don’t even give him a moments thought, waste an ad or a mailer on him. Don’t spend another dime fighting against him.

Spiff, Mitt needs to really concentrate on Huckabee. I think all the energy he and his supporters have needs to be focused on defeating the Huckster...

heh heh heh heh heh...

39 posted on 12/12/2007 2:06:03 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Spiff

New Hampshire does not matter.
Period.

Let’s be honest - northeastern liberals are going to vote for northeastern liberals in that primary.

Their little snit where they changed their primary date to make sure they will still be ‘first’ demonstrates to me (and many others) their need to make themselves more important than they are - which is just this side of irrelevant.

All ANYONE has to say, if asked about a poor NH showing when campaigning in places like SC and FL, is - “that’s New Hampshire, they think differently up there than we do out here in the real world.”

If conservatives start playing follow-the-leader with small northeastern states then conservatism is doomed.


40 posted on 12/12/2007 2:07:37 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: lesser_satan
Get a load of Spiffy’s latest screed.

In the name of God, why?

41 posted on 12/12/2007 2:11:25 PM PST by Petronski (Reject the liberal superfecta: huckabee, romney, giuliani, mccain)
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To: BlueNgold; Spiff

“If conservatives start playing follow-the-leader with small northeastern states then conservatism is doomed.”

Fact...


42 posted on 12/12/2007 2:11:32 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: ejonesie22

You’re a smart one. ; p


43 posted on 12/12/2007 2:12:45 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: Rick_Michael

I love it when a plan comes together...

44 posted on 12/12/2007 2:22:08 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: ejonesie22

I missed all the fun today and have been reliving it vicariously through the posts here. It sounds like our “dead man” delivered a presidential show and tell for the other front runners. I just knew he would.

Wake up Iowa...You have a winner!
Go Fred!


45 posted on 12/12/2007 3:31:38 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: Route66

;-)


46 posted on 12/12/2007 4:16:36 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Spiff

Polls mean crap. Ask John Kerry and Howard Dean. You better start getting used to seeing Thompson’s smiling face during the general election debate. He was the only man on the stage tonight.


47 posted on 12/12/2007 4:57:34 PM PST by Texas Federalist (Fred Thompson - The only true conservative in the race)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

O’Reilly just announced a poll on his website for favorite Republican candidate. He did NOT include Fred. I just sent him an email; subject line Your poll and email body: Fred Thompson

How about everyone else do the same? Pass it around!


48 posted on 12/12/2007 5:49:05 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1; ejonesie22; Spiff; All

Bill O’Reilly, like most everyone at Fox News, is following orders to puff up Giuliani and stomp on any threats to Rudy. That tells me that internal polls at FNC are telling Murdoch to “diss” and ignore Fred because he threatens Giuliani. Nothing else makes sense.


49 posted on 12/12/2007 6:02:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: sageb1
I just sent this message to Bil Lo:

"I am not impressed with your fake, manipulative, "poll". Who do you think we are, democrats?

{Hint: The conservatives are missing, you know, Fred, Duncan, etc.}

Such neglect on your part....I think you need... a moderator.

50 posted on 12/12/2007 6:50:45 PM PST by labette
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