Skip to comments.TV Star, Former Republican Senator Fred Thompson Mulls '08 Presidential Bid
Posted on 03/08/2007 7:43:28 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is facing increased calls to get into the 2008 GOP nomination race.
Sources told FOX News that Thompson, 62, now one of the stars of the popular NBC prime time series "Law & Order," has not ruled out a presidential bid, and has authorized advisers and supporters to continue to gauge support.
Advisers are holding regular strategy sessions, investigating fundraising avenues and private polling to measure enthusiasm. Perhaps pre-eminent among a number of prominent Thompson backers working behind the scenes is former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker.
Baker has been a mentor to Thompson since before the Senate's Watergate hearings, for which Baker hired Thompson as majority counsel and for which Thompson earned fame for having Baker ask the key question that led to President Richard Nixon's downfall: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"
Baker ran for president himself in 1980. Thompson eyed the White House in the 1990s.
While Thompson, who also helped raise money and advise I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's legal defense fund, continues to mull a bid, sources said he has been inundated with calls from GOP donors and supporters urging him to run.
Thompson has a solid and consistently conservative voting record that his supporters said makes a stark contrast to Republican frontrunners Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
This week, he told radio news host Mark Levin that he would have something to say about his plans, but not yet.
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He looks like he's her father.
Not in the least. He's human, however some on FR demand perfection so I'm curious as to the response.
Tennessee Senate race between Republican Fred Thompson and Democrat Jim Cooper
National Review, June 27, 1994
"On abortion, both Thompson and Cooper are pro-choice."
I've been throwing out some bait..but they aren't biting.
did you see those polls - the Quinnipiac set in PA, FL, OH. Ohio is going to be a very tough state to win in 2008, no matter who the candidate. The electoral model Bush used to win in 2000 and 2004, we had better plan on branching out from that. and it takes time to build name recognition and favorable rating amongst independents.
Now THAT will leave a mark.
UGH! to post #144.
What's wrong with that?
He was also rolled, badly, by the Dems ( specifically by John Glen, of all people ), when he headed a Congressional Hearing.
Yeah. He's to the left of Bush.
That's not encouraging.
But....he was on TV!
To me, absolutely nothing. My husband is 20 years older than me! I was directing my questioning to those here at FR who demand moral purity from anyone running with an R next to their name.
Thanks. And don't forget to sign up for the intern program.
It's not anything like that other intern program.
Unless that's what you're into.
This guy's your worst nightmare, EV; the rational people on this forum will get behind this guy and you and your creepy little friends won't be able to bully them:
"Fred Thompson is said to be considering a run for the presidency. Conservatives starved for another Reagan could do much worse. He is disarming and down to earth. His experience in the limelight has given him a perfect sense of timing. But most of all, he is experienced in public policy and brings to it a conservative worldview. He is pro-life, pro-family, pro-traditional marriage, pro-Second Amendment and pro-free enterprise."
Source on divorced? I read he was widowed.
FGS, that article is THIRTEEN YEARS OLD.
It's hilarious watching your heart flutter over a prospective campaign that is nothing but the McCain campaign with a different face.
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