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Fred Thompson Seeks $4.6 Million
NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007

Posted on 06/06/2007 3:54:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Supporters of Fred Thompson are seeking to raise $4.6 million to help launch the former senator and "Law & Order” star’s expected run for president in 2008.

A group called the First-Day Founders got the ball rolling when all 100 members each donated the primary maximum of $2,300 on June 1, the day Thompson’s exploratory committee filed with the Tennessee secretary of state, allowing the committee to begin fundraising.

If the First-Day Founders come through with their fundraising efforts, "Thompson presumably would start off with $4.6 million in ‘seed money,’” The Hill newspaper reported.

"Speculation has been rampant as of late that the former senator is all but in the race … and such aggressive fundraising efforts seem to support that notion.”

Some analysts believe that Thompson will not announce his candidacy before the end of the second filing period because he might appear financially weak compared to candidates who have had more time to raise money, according to The Hill.

In addition to the First-Day Founders, several Web sites that were formed to urge a Thompson run have been raising money as well. GrassrootsVoter.com claims it has signed 17,000 volunteers from all 50 states, and www.Fred08.com is also asking for donations.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: beathillary; conservatism; election; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fred; fred08; frederalism; fredthompson; fundraising; gop; greatrighthope; politics; reaganlegacy; republicans; rfr; ronaldreagan; runfredrun; thompsonbolton2008
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FR should get behind this!!
1 posted on 06/06/2007 3:54:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FHLH seeks 4.6 million....

Thanks in advance :)


2 posted on 06/06/2007 3:55:37 PM PDT by fhlh (Liberal (noun): A person so open minded, their brains have fallen out of their head.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KEYWORDS: beathillary; conservatism; election; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fred; fred08; fredthompson; fundraising; gop; republicans; rfr; ronaldreagan; runfredrun; thompsonbolton2008; Click to Add Keyword

Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:00 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

Yeah? And?


4 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:42 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a year’s worth of donations set aside for Fred the day he announces.
5 posted on 06/06/2007 3:58:51 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: RockinRight

It’s ridiculous to keep promoting the idea that Fred Thompson is Ronald Reagan, or some political reincarnation of him.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 3:59:46 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

Someone will need to explain why a term and a half senator with a mediocre (at best) record deserves to be seen as the great conservative hope.


7 posted on 06/06/2007 4:01:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: SittinYonder
True, and it’s unfair to either. Even Ronald Reagan isn’t Ronald Reagan. Thompson needs to create his own identity (which he is doing..) He is strong enough to stand on his own.
8 posted on 06/06/2007 4:01:38 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: SittinYonder

“Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.”

Thank goodness as Ronald Regan has passed on.


9 posted on 06/06/2007 4:02:43 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: mnehrling
I will do my best to raise at least 1 million dollars for Senator Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign. I suggest everyone here that believes in Fred contact like-minded friends, neighbors, relatives, church/synagogue members & anyone they can think of. In the 1980’s I was very successful in fund raising for my local GOP committee by simply calling people registered R or I in Who’s Who.
10 posted on 06/06/2007 4:03:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: SittinYonder

I haven’t been.

I HAVE, correctly, compared the two men where they are similar. Never once said he was a reincarnation of RWR.


11 posted on 06/06/2007 4:04:04 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: SittinYonder

VERY few freepers have made that comparison. That’s something being promoted by...a few pundits here and there- but noticably NOT by Fred.

It does both men a dis-service.


12 posted on 06/06/2007 4:05:43 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: cripplecreek
Simply because he is not what all the rest of the also-ran empty-suit career politco RINOS are.

Oh, and he can kick hillary's a$$


13 posted on 06/06/2007 4:06:30 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Thompson Time!")
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To: cripplecreek

His record is fine. What makes him appealing are a few things:

-by far the most conservative candidate with a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the general or the nomination even
-likeable and straight-talking
-against the amnesty bill without being a one-trick pony like HunterTancredo
-Best fiscal record of anyone running
-anti-corruption
-non-traditional
-been outside DC long enough to be trustworthy, but spent enough time there to know how things work and be experienced in such matters


14 posted on 06/06/2007 4:06:37 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: mnehrling
Thompson needs to create his own identity (which he is doing..)

Exactly, and that's my only point. But the people who believe and promote Thompson as the next Reagan are going to end up being disappointed.

Reagan is a legend, and no one, even the man himself, can live up to a legend.

15 posted on 06/06/2007 4:08:22 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep your head down, the Romney fans are going to be here shortly.


16 posted on 06/06/2007 4:12:14 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: SittinYonder

Let Fred make his own legacy!


17 posted on 06/06/2007 4:13:38 PM PDT by RockinRight (Tom Duncan Tanchunterchanan supporters should look at a WINNER: Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unfortunately there are way too many Giuliani and Romney supporters on here. We won’t stay a FReeRepublic if either of those gun grabbers gets elected. And then there are the multitudes who support those who will never poll more than one or two percent. I’m a pragmatist. I know Duncan Hunter, however conservative he is, will never break into the top tier. The only acceptable candidate that can do that and stand a chance in November 2008 is Fred Thompson. And that’s who I’m supporting. 2008 is too important to lose. With the Rats in control of Congress, there needs to be a counterbalance in the White House. And the next president will also be nominating at least one or two Supreme Court justices. If Hillary or Hussein wins, we all know which way the court will tilt. The Republican nominee is going to be either Fred Thompson, Giuliani, Romney or McCain. Now is the time for all good FReepers to decide which of the four they support. Choose wisely...as if the fate of our great nation depends on it, because it does.
18 posted on 06/06/2007 4:15:12 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred run! I will send my donation as soon as you announce.)
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To: SittinYonder

Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan.


Agreed.

He’s better, and will stand on Ron’s broad shoulders.


19 posted on 06/06/2007 4:16:22 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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To: SittinYonder
I wonder even how Reagan would be viewed now... The legend of Reagan seems bigger than the man (no insult to the man..)
20 posted on 06/06/2007 4:16:45 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: RockinRight
I worked for President Ronald Reagan (as a low-level intelligence analyst). I see some resemblance here, but no person is that much like another. Senator/President Thompson will make his own legacy, but I’ll bet he will be a great president like RWR.
21 posted on 06/06/2007 4:17:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: AlaskaErik
Unfortunately there are way too many Giuliani and Romney supporters on here.

On the same note, there are also way too many who are married to fringe candidates that don't stand a snowballs chance in hell... I am not saying they shouldn't support them, but the attitude that if your fringe candidate (eg Tancredo, Paul, etc) isn't chosen, you'll sit out, is just as bad as supporting McFruity RINOS..

22 posted on 06/06/2007 4:19:17 PM PDT by mnehring ("Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan, some in DC only plan until the next election." - Fred Thompson)
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To: cripplecreek
Someone will need to explain why a term and a half senator with a mediocre (at best) record deserves to be seen as the great conservative hope.

Do you want a gun grabber like Giuliani or Romney in the White House? They are both slick Northeastern liberals. McCain is tanking and not that great. Every other declared candidate is a one or two percenter. Thompson is in the top tier without even declaring. So those are the realistic choices. Which of those four do you want to see in the Oval Office in 2009?

23 posted on 06/06/2007 4:19:29 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred run! I will send my donation as soon as you announce.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a coincidence, I’m also seeking $4.6M.


24 posted on 06/06/2007 4:20:17 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: AlaskaErik

Actually I want someone with the manhood to stand on the stage and answer tough questions.


25 posted on 06/06/2007 4:26:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

These positive stories about Fred Thompson are like Rudy McRomney & the 7 dwarves supporters flypaper (”Fred’s not Ronald Reagan” “he’s a neocon globalist/moderate/lobbyist/actor”, “Rudy’s the only one that can beat Hillary”, “Ron Paul is the only one telling the truth”, etc, etc...).


26 posted on 06/06/2007 4:26:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: SittinYonder

No crap, Dick Tracy. Last I heard, RR isn’t exactly around to be President again. That being said, FDT looks like the best option for people who support Reaganist politics.

Sorry to any Hunter-trons, Tancredamatics, Huckabots, et. al. out there, but candidates have to be VIABLE. Your guys haven’t shown themselves to be so. In fact, quite the opposite. And the Paulists? A mental hospital.. its something worth considering.

Viables:
Giuliani
Romney
Thompson.

Of these, pick your best choice and start preparing for the REAL fight against HilObamWards.

A rigorous primary season that tests candidates is great, but we really really DON’T want to exhaust ourselves or our finances to have one. Of the above, I’m generally cool with either Romney or Thompson. Prefer Thompson on guns and Constitution issues, though.


27 posted on 06/06/2007 4:28:36 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: SittinYonder

Thompson is his own person.


28 posted on 06/06/2007 4:28:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: cripplecreek

Two Words:

Law & Order


29 posted on 06/06/2007 4:30:04 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

184,000 donations of $25 meets that goal.


30 posted on 06/06/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (Speaker Pelosi - Three cheers for Amnesty!)
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To: trumandogz

TV show (it’s make believe)


31 posted on 06/06/2007 4:30:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually I want someone with the manhood to stand on the stage and answer tough questions.

GOOD GOD! Not Another Hillary supporter! 8*P

32 posted on 06/06/2007 4:32:22 PM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: cripplecreek
Come on now, Arthur Branch while DA of New York County had brought the crime rate down in NYC dramatically. America, needs a tough NYC prosecutor to serve as president. And he can even name Jack McCoy as Attorney General
33 posted on 06/06/2007 4:37:27 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: cripplecreek
Someone will need to explain why a term and a half senator with a mediocre (at best) record deserves to be seen as the great conservative hope.

I dunno, but it seems to be what the Dems are banking on as well, judging by their top three. There seems to be a lot of Congress Critters in the race this time.

34 posted on 06/06/2007 4:44:42 PM PDT by LexBaird (PR releases are the Chinese dog food of political square meals.)
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To: trumandogz
America, needs a tough NYC prosecutor to serve as president.

Careful what you wish for. "In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York..."

35 posted on 06/06/2007 4:51:17 PM PDT by LexBaird (PR releases are the Chinese dog food of political square meals.)
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To: LexBaird

Did I really need to put a Sarcasm Tag on that post?

Not only was I trying to be sarcastic, but also ironic. One guy running used to be a prosecutor and another guy plays one on TV.

Irony, Yes. However, I would rather have the Actor than the actual former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Actually, I would rather have Hillary than Rudy. At Least with Hillary in office the GOP will not be pulled to the far left of the current political spectrum.


36 posted on 06/06/2007 4:56:27 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SittinYonder

Joe Dimagio is not Mickey Mantle.

LLS


37 posted on 06/06/2007 4:58:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: RockinRight
"Let Fred make his own legacy!"

Quoted for emphasis!

38 posted on 06/06/2007 5:02:02 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: AlaskaErik

I believe that once Fred is officially in the race and debates are held that many Giuliani and Romney supporters may turn towards Fred. I do not dislike Guiliani as a person at all, but will not vote for him. Romney I also like, and would support him if I wasn’t supporting Duncan Hunter. I love Hunter but realize he just does not have a chance this time around. I will be supporting Fred and hope that he chooses Hunter as VP or at least AG!


39 posted on 06/06/2007 5:03:45 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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40 posted on 06/06/2007 5:04:57 PM PDT by Politicalmom (No self-respecting group bent on world domination would invite Angelina Jolie to be a member.)
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To: SittinYonder

Fred Thompson = Lazy? That’s the rep.


41 posted on 06/06/2007 5:07:58 PM PDT by bluebeak
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To: cripplecreek

“Someone will need to explain why a term and a half senator with a mediocre (at best) record deserves to be seen as the great conservative hope.”

Because he is not insane like mccain... he is not an east coast Governor of one of the most LIBERAL states in America (and somewhat of a flip flopper like his fellow statesman kerry)... he is not pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage... he is not anti-gun... he is pro tax cuts... he is anti-amnesty... he is not an isolationist... he is tough on the dims... he kicked mikey moore’s big behind... he is committed to fight radical islam and terror... and except for CFR; it is hard to find a vote that Fred made during his 8 years in the Senate, that equals the liberalism of “some” of the votes of any of the other Senators running for President... in either party.

Actually, Tancredo and Hunter are the only other two (IMHO) Conservatives of good stead... in the race.

LLS


42 posted on 06/06/2007 5:14:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: bluebeak

I heard directly from one of Fred’s former speechwriters that it’s a load of garbage, that Fred often was in his office long after everyone went home. I also heard an interview with the author of the new Thompson biography and he described his conversation with one of Fred’s Tennessee aides, who laughed at the charge and said she QUIT because it was killing her trying to keep up with Fred’s pace.


43 posted on 06/06/2007 5:14:35 PM PDT by Politicalmom (No self-respecting group bent on world domination would invite Angelina Jolie to be a member.)
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To: traderrob6

Yeah, that would be kinda creapy.


44 posted on 06/06/2007 5:31:52 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: Politicalmom

The people saying it only do so because they can’t touch him on issues. We know that but good on ya for replying since someone living under a rock may not have heard this charge before and be fooled by those that promulgate it.


45 posted on 06/06/2007 5:37:06 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: cripplecreek
a term and a half senator

So a little over 8 years (December 2, 1994 – January 3, 2003). Which normally equates to a two term Governor, a two term Mayor, and a FOUR term Congressman right? So I don't think length of time in the Senate is much of a problem.
46 posted on 06/06/2007 5:56:48 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: LibLieSlayer

LeBron James is no Michael Jordan/


47 posted on 06/06/2007 5:59:59 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: cripplecreek

Abraham Lincoln was just a lawyer and one-term Congressman.

Jimmy Carter had executive experience as a Governor.

Your line of attack doesn’t hold water.

Run along now back to your Rudy McRomney threads.


48 posted on 06/06/2007 6:05:01 PM PDT by Hostage (Fred Thompson will be President.)
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To: Politicalmom

Have you run across anything on education from Fred?


49 posted on 06/06/2007 6:08:16 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1
Fred Thompson on Education has some of his votes.
50 posted on 06/06/2007 6:11:00 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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