Skip to comments.What if McCain Chooses Fred Thompson for VP?
Posted on 02/21/2008 10:34:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I ask the question because it isn't out of the question. They are good friends with a history. It would be a smart move on the Maverick's part to stilt up his lacking on conservative credentials. Could Thompson serve as the conservative concience? The ideological gravitas? Even...power behind the throne? How would the conservative base/blogosphere react?
Serious thought from Scott Ott:
Bring Fred Thompson on as vice president to serve as the Constitutional conscience of the administration -- an ideological gravitas behemoth -- who can do for President McCain what Dick Cheney has done for President Bush on foreign policy. Behind the scenes, Vice President Thompson offers President McCain private counsel, guided by our Founding Fathers, without drawing attention to himself. Mr. Thompson seems eminently qualified for such a role, eschewing publicity and advancing the cause which impelled him to mount his own White House bid.
But seriously...it is a possibility. Would it alter any factor on you pulling the lever for McCain?
More thoughts here
Another option: JC Watts
Meanwhile: Bush rules!
Hat tip: Reynolds
Already lots of interesting comments at STACLU...ranging from:
It would be brilliant, and a winning strategy.
I just read the title of this post to my husband, and his response? "I'd pray for McCain's health to fail quickly!"
How rude of him! Heh. no no no not nice!
Food for thought Ping!
What if the tooth fairy is real?
What if Santa really does deliver Christmas gifts?
What if there really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
He’s not going to choose Thompson, Hunter, Romney, or anyone else as the VP. The leading candidate is still probably Lindsay Graham. (Who in the hell assigns a girl’s name to their son, anyawy?)
CFR 1 and CFR 3. Yippee.
Linseed Grahamnesty?!! How bad does he want to get beaten by BOH?!
How’s the Ron Paul Revolution coming?!!
Never happen, McCain never feeds conservatives. If it did, I think you got a whole new ballgame.
The antiwar kook? How should I know. I'll probably vote Constitution Party if their candidate isn't too much of a kook his or herself. At least the Constitution Party wouldn't trash the first amendment and they will go to war with a declaration. Better than nothing.
Somebody beat me to the vanity question I was going to post.
I don’t know the answer. I guess it would depend on whether McCain would really listen to Fred or if Fred were just there as a hood ornament.
You would think that after the NYT article, McCain would get it.
I agree. But if the Constitution Party president wants it in that form, then Congress can give it to him or her in that form. Like I said, better than nothing. Meanwhile they aren't throwing the first amendment in the trash.
Pushing that line, plus the Constitution Party thing, makes me think you're a plant.
Nope...I think Bush is one of the top three presidents of all time along with Lincoln and Washington...supported Giuliani, then Romney, now Huckabee. No way I'm voting for the backstabber though if and when Huckabee drops out.
So anyone who isn't supporting the backstabber McCain is a plant? Got a lot of plants on FR in your eyes.
I prefer Fred, but I don't think he's going to pick another old white guy. Kay Bailey Hutchinson...?
Funny that you peg me as a McPain supporter, given my tagline and posting history. I wanted Hunter, then Romney, and never really got excited about Thompson.
I’m just pointing out that you’re using an idiotic liberal argument regarding declarations if war. They pulled that one early on and it went nowhere: your using it now pointed my radar at “possible plant.”
Been hashed over a SZILLION times .. Im tired of dreaming and will await what the Senator says
McCain wants a puppet VP. He doesn’t want a VP with opinions.
FRed won’t take a meaningless job.
What if he doesn't?
Where the hell did I use a liberal argument for declaration of war? The only thing I said that has you worked up is that the Constitution Party president would want a declaration of war to go to war. You must've missed the part where I said it was "better than nothing", meaning I fully support our actions in the war zones by Bush.
You appear to be looking for enemies where none exist.
Any ticket with McCain on it is DOA with me.
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