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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I'm sure you can find a few Storm Front supporters back then as well. It says nothing about the Republican primary process and how conservatives and evangelicals voted.
About as much as Mrs. Bill Clinton's tire treads on Bill's rear end will.
If Fred won the presidency I would be delighted, and, at this point, I would have to vote for him in the primaries. He is a conservative and very pro military. He can make a decision and back it up. He won't take any crap from the left, and he's a man of letters, and principles. And, he looks like everybody's Granddaddy. I'm with Fred!
What's Stormfront been doing lately? I used to visit weird websites until I caught a bug that disabled my computer. 5 hard drives. Repaired. The last I heard is those social nationalists are teaming up with Muslim wackos.
I don't think Thompson will let them define him that way. He knows that business.
"I'd hit that."
Wouldn't be my choice of words, but yes, she is a hottie. :)
Just goes to show, a man's looks aren't all that important, now are they?
Rush said we want leadership. That's true. The other guys are leaders in other fields and circumstances. Fred can use their experience as President in making decisions. He can hire Newt Gingrich as policy advisor and idea person. Newt is an engineer at heart that prefers to study history.
Now THAT sounds good! As a matter of fact it's almost perfect. I'm in.
The left would be spending their days cleaning out their collective britches.
Imagine these two great conservative speakers up against Barack Obama, and the Osama Mamma.
Here's another thing; the MSM/DBM hate both of these guys and their full frontal, and vicious attacks would only serve out candidates well. They are both well educated and principled men, they are also very good "on their feet". I feel a Reagan moment coming on.
I can remember well the campaign of Reagan. The poor guy looked so strong against the leftist media and the arrogant elitist, lefties, but he stood like Gary Cooper in "High Noon". He shot them down like the hoodlum that they were. I watched everything that was on TV, debates, speeches, the meaningless diatribes slobbered by the commie propagandists for the left. I saw that man take it all in stride, with confidence and clarity of purpose that no other Republican I had ever seen. I said, "that's the man, that's the man that can lead this country back to it's position as the bastion of freedom". That man was committed, dedicated and a visionary. He had a dream for this country that was contagious, and the contagion spread so fast. If Fred could be half of what Reagan was we would have a Republican majority, and we could finally break the back of the leftist hold on the Democrat party.
RUN FRED RUN!
Can anyone here imagine where we we be if Gore or Kerry had won?
I was being facetious...obviously, it didn't work for some of you. I don't care what any of them did in their personal lives as long as it wasn't illegal. You never know what goes on behind closed doors.
My point. He does seem to be a decent guy, and I bet he played it by the book. I think we sometimes want our guys to get an outcome and if it requires going over the line, well fine, just done't leave any tracks.
Fred has been one of the people heading the Libby defense fund. I will tell you this, if President Bush does not pardon Scooter, President Thompson would.
Be pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, strong supporter of the military, strong borders, pro-traditional marriage and you will win 40% everytime and pull 15% of independents. Just don't sell us out. What don't they get?
And so what. He was single at the time.
Never said either of them were married, but she had been married several times when they started dating. I just made a remark, for a lawmaker, his judgement is in question--at least by me
Did FRed Thompson serve in the military? If not, does anyone know why not?
I'll explain. A RINO is worse than a Democrat, because their both gonna screw you, but the rat won't lie about it. 95% of the House GOP are RINOs, and 100% of the Senate GOP are RINOs. Only Paul/Hunter/or Tancredo can placate the Republican base...else we are all DOOMED!