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
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Whatever. The vast bulk of the conservatives in the GOP moved solidly into the Bush camp after McCain won NH. The thought of Thompson's bosom buddy as our nominee moved them.
Understood. But I think if you compare McCain's support today with what it was in 2000, before campaign finance reached Bush's pen, you will find CFR the determining factor in his current ailing campaign.
The biggest is that he is a bit "nutty", he doesn't seem to have the temperament to be President.
Which makes me wonder why Thompson saw anyting presidential in John McCain back then--enough to sign on as his campaign co-chair.
Who's nuttier? The nut, or the guy who follows the nut?
Yes, Howlin, how dare you post evidence? Don't you know you're just supposed to pull your opinions out of your...hat?
Counter to YOUR facts maybe.
I hope you realize that that article you linked was written in 1996; the one I linked to you was posted in 2006, yet you claimed it wasn't true (which will be big news to Human Events, one could assume).
Using your logic of once you're supported it, it's etched in stone, let me be the first to tell you that that reparations things is gonna be a bitch when Keyes tries to jump in.
Well theoretically you could, but you might have to be president of the ACLU to get by with it.
Thompson left the Senate to do what he's doing now. He didn't care about having power when he left. The worst people to have in charge of anything is somebody that wants power for personal reasons, like Mrs. Bill Clinton.
Let's game this thing out, shall we???
Thompson is a face and voice known to the SHEEPLE, who can stand in front of the camera and say things you will genuinely BELIEVE, even if it isn't what you want to hear, vs. Hillary/Obama and the smear Machine...
He secures the South, and Romney as VP gives us traction in the Northeast. Rice would be a BETTER VP, and would pretty much ASSURE a Republican win..
Thompson comes off as Reagan-Part Deux, and I honestly think he's best (only????) hope of taking back Congress, and keeping the White House at this point...
Putting it ANOTHER way, he's the ONLY candidate I'd be willing to open my checkbook for, at this point....
You are so funny! "Damn the fact-torpedos, full steam ahead!"
Don't you like the way some posters speak as if they speak for ALL conservatives?
"can he win Ohio?"
Ohio may WIN ITSELF for us...
Democrats are fast pushing the NAZI agenda there, and the people are starting to get up about ALL the current crop of politicians...
Dating Lori Morgan says everything I need to know about his judgement. Wasn't she married about 8 times???
I know you are too sophisticated to watch South Park, but they had a young character, who's black, on yesterday's show saying, "Jesse Jackson isn't the emperor of black people!"
Another boy, who's white and whose father had to apologize to Jackson says, "He told my dad he was the emperor of black people."
Some columnist calling him pro-life, when he's never called himself that, isn't "evidence."
Awesome episode....still chuckle when i think about it ;)
I don't know if this has been posted already but : http://www.nationalreview.com/daily/nrprint070600.html
His office states he is pro-life (In 2000)
Regardless of if he ran as a pro-choicer at some point, he voted almost 100% pro-life. I will take that. :)
Google Ronald Reagan, one of history's most distinctive Presidents.
Three marriages and probably a few starlett affairs.
A movie actor. One of the best Presidents in history.
It's evidence. It's just not proof.
In my book, when there's no proof, I'll take the person with the evidence every single time.
Oops. Sorry for posting the same article back at you.
So your husband is like 90???
Good old Fred is high on my list of candidates. I rather vote for him than Rudy. Mitt would be my second choice.
It was no Scott Tenorman, but the show has gotten better with every season, on average.
Yes, but if you will notice, FAR more people are willing to support Fred on BOTH sides.
I sensed he'd enjoyed as much of Washington as he could stand just watching his expression as John Glenn interrupted time and again.
Were he back in the saddle--this time in the executive branch--he could express himself without the encumberance of senatorial collegiality--and just tell John Glenn to go Cheney himself, though Fred's too much the gentlemen for quite that method.
I would by a dam site rather Fred were the Attorney General than that little weasel Alberto Gonzales--I think the things Fred discussed re Libby would be nearer the outcome than the mess allowed to crop up in the vortex left by Ashcroft's exit.
He's got the kind of new-sheriff-in-town clout that transcends Ronald Reagan--to John Wayne.
Okay, Pilgrim, you caused a lot of trouble out there today, might've got somebody killed, and maybe somebody oughta belt you, but I won't, no, I won't--the Hell I won't!
Yes, yes, and yes.
Actually, I do watch South Park!
Both sides of what?
Zarf, sounds like you want a queer to run for office??
It's been posted twice and you still haven't seen it, EV.
Can you say M Y O P I C, Annette? I knew that you could.
We'll have to hear it from his lips. The last statement that seems to have a direct source to Thompson was from the 1994 campaign. His votes in congress were all identical to the pro-life position on those issues, so whatver he "considered" himself on the matter, he voted correctly. But that doesn't substitute for knowing his real position, to be sure.
I'm not opposed to people who change from pro-choice to pro-life. I find a lot of people call themselves "pro-choice" before they have to make any decisions regarding the issue, but what they do when confronted with a REAL CHOICE is what counts to me.
That's why I believe Romney when he says his work on the embryonic stem cell issue led him to a strong pro-life stance -- because it makes sense to me, that focusing on the issue would lead you to understand that abortion is murder, whereas if you don't have to think about it, if you never have an abortion or have a family member do it or really have to make a choice about it, you might just find saying you are "pro-choice" feels better.
Thank you; I have already posted that one, too.
(Thompson) is best known for his 1997 investigation into and public hearings about campaign funding irregularities in the 1996 presidential election.
He has supported a balanced budget and actively pushed for term limits. (Hence the push for Finance Reform)
He has served as a member of the Senate committees of Judiciary, Government Affairs, Foreign Relations, and on the Special Committee on Aging.
In 1997 he was appointed chair of the Government Affairs committee. He also has chaired the Subcommittees on Youth Violence and on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion.
A resident of Nashville, Thompson has developed an interesting career that balances success in his chosen profession (law) with state and national success in politics and entertainment.
You just have to wait until your belt is right under your armpits, and you have a combover. No problem. :)
zarf's a troll. He has no agenda other than that.
I agree 100 percent; and he's stood by Libby in all of this, another plus in my book. He even showed up in court a few times.
He had a zero rating from NARAL in Dec. 2003. I do not know if he had a position on embryonic stem cell research.
Oh, MAN!! You are making me drool. I LOVE J.C.!!
Thompson/Watts would be a juggernaut.
Actually, dated July 6, 2000, as it was about Thompson being VP for Bush.
He said he was pro-choice according to the articles in 1994. He voted pro-life. He could have had a real change of heart, or it could be that he hadn't really thought it through before he had to vote on issues.
Huh? I'd never favor anyone from the clergy to run for office.
Reagan was only married twice. He did not file for divorce and was against it.
I agree with you on what a great president he was, though.
He wouldn't have been there to vote on that; but that doesn't mean anything to some people.
Bush was against stem cell research, but that didn't stop Alan Keyes from calling him evil.
Did you not read the part where his office called National Review and said he was pro-life?
Well, I was thinking Giuliani-ites and social conservatives.
Whatever. I just think any compromising I would have to do to vote for Fred will not affect my core values, and I have seen many social conservatives who seem to feel the same way.
The current FR poll is telling.
What's telling is who is here trashing Thompson, IMO.
Fred and Chachi?
He does morning talk in DC. The show's a lot of fun and of course Grandy's self-depricating humor is the funniest of all.
Check him out on wmal.com between 6 and 9 am.
Hey, I knew Grandy was a vegan, but didn't realize that he was fluent in Arabic (per wikipedia). Also, note that he appeared on an episode of "Law & Order" in '03
Let us play a game. Whom will EV be suporting for president, after the nominees are chosen, if anyone? LOL.