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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Sounds great to me. Run, Fred, run!
"Wasn't she married about 8 times???"
He didn't marry her. The question is, was she HOT???
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so...you want to see a democrat president? cause newt will NEVER EVER EVER be elected....ever!
I'm pro-life to a specific point. Science is solving that problem for everyone. If a lower tubular pregnancy will kill the mother, OK. If a deformed baby will have a terrible life, OK. Those are rare things.
I suggest every pregnant woman should have an ultrasound between 18 and 20 weeks and watch on the crt what is growing up inside of her. Its very clear. I had a physical a few years ago and saw the inside of my aeorta and all the little valves around my heart. The surgeon stepped out and I asked the nurse to stick the probe on my stomache to see what it's doing for a second (I was hungry). I could operate that analyzer because I watched everything!
We part ways there. Playing God is what got us to where we are.
His ship has already sailed.
* Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
* Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
* Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
* Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
* Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
* Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
* Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
* Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
* Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
* Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996) * Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
If J.C. Watts were in the race as Vice-President, I would expect a Thompson/Watts ticket would be unstoppable and all others would fade from memory. (Rudy who? Mitt what? Hillary?....isn't she still in jail ...)
He's a Howard Baker conservative.
He reminds me more of Joe Don Baker.
"so...you want to see a democrat president? cause newt will NEVER EVER EVER be elected....ever!"
So...you want to see a democrat president? Cause Rudy will NEVER EVER EVER be elected...ever!
Wow. He's only 62. Not bad, not bad at all.
well, heck that far back i was even considered to soft be on illegal immigration.
GWB has since created a tremendous "compassionate conservative" problem for us
The good cool.
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