Anybody have a list of his positions on the issues?
they are as good as we are going to get
Rudy, he is not!
Well, flashbunny, Fred Thompson's attitudes on the
issues just have to transcend Hillary Clinton's attitudes. Can you imagine that I would choose Hillary Clinton over Fred Thompson. I would hope that your imagination is not that shallow. Is it?
So their theory says he is:
"Fred Thompson is a Moderate Populist Conservative."
* 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)
I'm still not sure about Thompson. He looks presidential but this isn't American idle. (Misspelling intentional)
Thompson said one reason he is hesitant about running is his longtime friendship with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Thompson was one of only four Republican senators to endorse McCains 2000 presidential campaign and was an important ally in McCains effort to pass campaign-finance reform in 2002.
So far, from what has been presented, his biggest negative is that he was a co-sponsor of McCain's Campaign Finance bill, and backed McCain in the 2000 election.
He also seems a bit weak on tort reform.
It's the kind of thing we really mean when we say we are going to need to make some compromises to find a good candidate. I think it's the kind of thing we COULD compromise on if we had to.
It's nothing like having to sell your soul, like you would for Rudy Guiliani.
The other wrap with Thompson is that he doesn't have a lot of "executive" experience, being only a Senator, and not having run a business.
Joined at the hip with his best political friend, John McCain.
Origanal co-sponsor of McCain-Feingold-Thompson, the bill from whence came McCain-Feingold. The Thompson version was even worse than what was passed into law.
All this is is one more sign that John McCain's goose is cooked.
He had a good record in Tenn. but I think by pulling out of another race, that weakens his stances. If his stances look good, and he polls well as a lower tier candidate, perhaps he is actually running for the VP slot. And that would be fine with me.