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Fred Thompson on the Move
Yahoo! News ^ | August 8, 2007 | Marie Horrigan

Posted on 08/08/2007 4:40:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With a re-vamped Web site, a new “Weekly Update” e-mail to supporters, and the announcement of top campaign hires, the still-unofficial presidential campaign of actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson edges ever closer to officialdom this week.

As part of the flurry of activity, Thompson informed supporters he was taking the month of August to travel around the country and speak with voters. “It’s not quite two-a-days, but I think we’re building some real momentum. To keep that momentum, we’re shifting into higher gear,” Thompson wrote in his inaugural e-mail update, released Tuesday,

On Wednesday, the campaign announced that Bill Lacy, a former Reagan White House political aide, had joined as chairman of “Friends of Fred Thompson.” Lacey worked on the presidential campaigns of Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, and also worked on Thompson’s 2004 Senate run.

“As I move toward a decision on whether to run for president, I am confident he will take our operations to the next level,” Thompson said in a statement.

The campaign also named Randy Enwright national political director of the “testing the waters” campaign. Enwright, a Florida native, has served as executive director for the state GOP in Florida and Iowa and served as political director of the Missouri Republican Party, in addition to work on campaigns for all three Bushs — presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Linda Rozett, a spokeswoman for Friends of Fred Thompson, wouldn’t give a date for an announcement, but many observers expect Thompson to make his run official in early September.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservatism; democrats; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fdt; fredheads; frednecks; fredthompson; gop; reaganesque; republicans; runfredrun; whitehouse
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Brilliant, pissant and the rest of the Fredbeats take notice.
1 posted on 08/08/2007 4:40:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Fred but he needs to decide. What he is doing now is taking away from real conservative alternatives leaving nobody but Rudy. I can’t say who is going to win in ‘08, and neither can Rush Limbaugh or any other pundit. But I’ve got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach if Rudy gets the republican nod. Right now, as much as I like Thompson, the only thing I can say conclusively is that is what he is bringing about.


2 posted on 08/08/2007 4:45:58 PM PDT by samm1148 (Pennsylvania-They haven't taxed air--yet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That's a contradiction. There is a big difference between testing the waters and campaigning.
3 posted on 08/08/2007 4:48:06 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Politicalmom

Fred Thompson ping!


4 posted on 08/08/2007 4:56:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He just needs to go ahead and declare and stop piddling around. He has had plenty of time to “explore” and he has to see he is the odds on favorite. The day he officially throws his hat into the ring is the day all the rest of the GOP candidates will become irrelevant. But he needs to do it now.


5 posted on 08/08/2007 5:00:05 PM PDT by stm
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw, he’s just playing with us. He’ll drag it out then throw his support to Ron Paul...


6 posted on 08/08/2007 5:00:50 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In before the pissants start in....oh wait. Too late


7 posted on 08/08/2007 5:02:12 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Every woman, who can, should learn to shoot, and carry a gun.)
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To: stm

Well, I’m not sure that waiting is such a disadvantage for Fred, other than annoying supporters like me, who want him to declare.

He hasn’t missed much..meaningless debates, etc.

It may have put a delay in his fundraising but that will accelerate quickly once he declares. Lots of people are holding money, waiting on that.

We are an impatient society, but I kind of admire Fred for not letting himself be stampeded into moving before he is ready.


8 posted on 08/08/2007 5:05:28 PM PDT by altura
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This a FR News Alert: Fred Thompson is still a RINO.....


9 posted on 08/08/2007 5:07:35 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (FRed is a RINO!!! You have been warned!!)
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To: jellybean; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; pitbully; granite; ...
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10 posted on 08/08/2007 5:10:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: stm
Just a little while longer, the new season of Law and Order starts in a couple of weeks. The rerun ad contract will be over and equal time issues will be avoided...
11 posted on 08/08/2007 5:13:40 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: yield 2 the right
It all depends on your expectations.. hell, even the most Conservative, Duncan Hunter, if put under the same microscope as Thompson, would be called a RINO by some.. at that, there was an article here a while back calling Hunter a RRINO (Reagan Republican in Name Only)-

Now, do I believe that, hell no.. but calling one of the few real conservatives (Thompson or Hunter) in the race a RINO pretty much sets the bar to the point, that the R is an extinct species and we might as well give up and move to another country and give it to Hilldog.

12 posted on 08/08/2007 5:13:53 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: yield 2 the right

HE IS!

OMG...

What to do, What to do...

Oh yeah, say Bullcrap...


13 posted on 08/08/2007 5:16:11 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: mnehrling

Yeah, but when your scale starts to the right of John Birch...


14 posted on 08/08/2007 5:17:25 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: altura
It sure seems that he's in charge, doesn't it? Everyone waiting. Can't really call Rudy the front-runner yet. Etc.

Parade, that Sunday insert that unfortunately comes with the New York Post, answered a question from a reader by saying it's a matter of all the actors in Law & Order losing their residuals once the reruns are forced to stop. A showbiz answer, if I ever heard one, but there could be a bit of truth to it, I don't really know.

Meanwhile, Constitution Day, September 17, seems the perfect time to announce. The weakly political are back from their summer beach reading, it's not 9/11 but is close to it, so it will still be in everyone's mind . . .

15 posted on 08/08/2007 5:20:31 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: ejonesie22

We were typing at the same time . . .


16 posted on 08/08/2007 5:21:34 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: samm1148

I would be happy to send funds to his campaign, but not until he announces.


17 posted on 08/08/2007 5:23:24 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ejonesie22

Ronald Reagan was a RINO. Why, he was even a DEMOCRAT at one point!!!


18 posted on 08/08/2007 5:24:09 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country. Right-Wing Conspirator and Friend of Fred)
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To: altura
We are an impatient society, but I kind of admire Fred for not letting himself be stampeded into moving before he is ready.

Agreed.

19 posted on 08/08/2007 5:24:22 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: yield 2 the right

Well who’s your pick then?


20 posted on 08/08/2007 5:27:37 PM PDT by stm
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To: stm

I’m not sure what the point is of campaigning when virtually no one outside of news junkies and the political blogosphere are really paying attention to the race. The only really useful thing he can do right now is get organized, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.


21 posted on 08/08/2007 5:32:41 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country. Right-Wing Conspirator and Friend of Fred)
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To: firebrand
y\Yeah, but it is the issue. I have a buddy that used to be in the affiliate business (and a Dem), the ad contracts are on the second runs as well, so NBC can’t pull the episodes. Of course then everyone screams “Well why doesn't’t he say so!”

He can’t that would tantamount to declaring and would defeat the wole reason he is holding back...

22 posted on 08/08/2007 5:36:45 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Brilliant, pissant and the rest of the Fredbeats take notice.

Nothing like starting off on a negative note.

23 posted on 08/08/2007 5:37:09 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: ejonesie22

“Aw, he’s just playing with us. He’ll drag it out then throw his support to Ron Paul...”

That there’s funny... I don’t care who you are!

LLS


24 posted on 08/08/2007 5:38:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fred looks like a President and maybe can ACT like a president.. but he is no NEWT..
America is not ready for a good president, they want Hitlery..

Universal Health Care is almost a done deal.. all it will take is a democrat President..
The democrats will Amnesty 20+ million brand new (voting)democrats in 2008..
OH!.. with blessings of George Bush..

25 posted on 08/08/2007 5:38:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: The Pack Knight

Reagan was nothing but a fancy hippie...


26 posted on 08/08/2007 5:39:07 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It won’t be long now, he’ll run, I’m sure, and probably go on to win the presidency.

I will agree with those who say he waited just a tad too long, he’s peaked, there’s impatience now.

By Labour Day at the latest.


27 posted on 08/08/2007 5:40:16 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: ejonesie22

Damn, I can’t type all of the sudden...


28 posted on 08/08/2007 5:40:36 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Mucho grassass...


29 posted on 08/08/2007 5:41:23 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Mucho grassass...


30 posted on 08/08/2007 5:41:27 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: ejonesie22

John Birch??

Those pinko commie pigs??


31 posted on 08/08/2007 5:41:59 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred bump!


32 posted on 08/08/2007 5:42:55 PM PDT by RobFromGa (FDT/TBD in 2008!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Fred!


33 posted on 08/08/2007 5:43:33 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built)
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To: sitetest
Damn hippies, the whole lot of ‘em...

No one can hold a candle to Ron Paul’s conservative credentials..

34 posted on 08/08/2007 5:44:43 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: The Pack Knight

My favorite Reagan-ism was when Sam Donaldson asked him something like, “Don’t you think that you are responsible, at least in part, for all of the homeless in America”?

Reagan said something along the lines of, “You know Sam, I do. I was once a democrat you know”!

LLS


35 posted on 08/08/2007 5:46:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: ejonesie22
Dear ejonesie22,

I don’t know...

I have my doubts about Dr. Paul.

In fact, I have my doubts about EVERYONE, save me and thee...

And I’m kinda wonderin’ about thee.


sitetest

36 posted on 08/08/2007 5:47:55 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: ejonesie22

“Mucho grassass...”

grassyass de-nada back at you FRiend! ;-)


37 posted on 08/08/2007 5:48:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: sitetest

Damn, you caught me...

I voted for Reagan...

I feel so...

Dirty...


38 posted on 08/08/2007 5:51:08 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Doritos and Fritos de nacho grande...


39 posted on 08/08/2007 5:52:56 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"As I move toward a decision on whether to run for president,"

No matter what kind of person Fred Thompson is, this is lame. I hope he gets in and we all can see exactly what Thompson is made out of. So far I am far from impressed, but I have not written him off.

40 posted on 08/08/2007 6:00:00 PM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: ejonesie22

LOL!!


41 posted on 08/08/2007 6:07:12 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: mnehrling
“It all depends on your expectations.. hell, even the most Conservative, Duncan Hunter, if put under the same microscope as Thompson, would be called a RINO by some.. “




When it comes to taken a consistent sand on conservative issues across the board, Tancredo is the most conservative.
Hunter is less conservative than a number of candidates on the issue of government spending. Even McCain, who is often vilified as a RINO, has a better record on limiting government spending than Hunter. I like Hunter’s personality but am a bit surprised that many consider him the most conservative in the race. Perhaps, because limiting the role of the federal government is such a cornerstone issue for me, I really do not see him as a very strong conservative.

42 posted on 08/08/2007 6:29:50 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: hosepipe
“Fred looks like a President and maybe can ACT like a president.. but he is no NEWT..”




Thank God for that. I was more impressed by Newt until his caving on the Global Warming issue in the love-fest with Kerrey.

43 posted on 08/08/2007 6:34:24 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: sitetest
It felt good to get that out...
I feel so much more Conservative...
44 posted on 08/08/2007 6:40:10 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: rob777

As I approach the big 3-0, with every passing day, I’ve come to realize that one quality stands out.

One quality in a person that defines their character, and by which all other aspects of their lives correlate.

It is humility.

Thompson has it.

Giuliani, Gingrich and all the Democrats running do not.

Humility makes the world a beautiful place.


45 posted on 08/08/2007 6:46:15 PM PDT by Stallone (Free Republic - The largest collection of volunteer Freedom Fighters the world has ever known)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is one mistake in this, Fred didn’t run in 2004. I think it was ten years earlier in 1994 that Lacy helped with his campaign. Wow, a reporter doesn’t do a good job of fact checking. Who would have thought that?


46 posted on 08/08/2007 6:53:00 PM PDT by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: rob777
[.. Thank God for that. I was more impressed by Newt until his caving on the Global Warming issue in the love-fest with Kerrey. ..]

SLap Slap.. WAKE UP.. The earth has been warming for 10,000 years else the great lakes would be frozen to the bottom..

Pray and Hope the warming does not STOP...
Al Gump is just a moron thats got it a bit wrong..

47 posted on 08/08/2007 7:08:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: ejonesie22

What is the EXACT date of the LAST Law and Order rerun?


48 posted on 08/08/2007 7:11:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stm
But he needs to do it now.

Why?

49 posted on 08/08/2007 8:05:48 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Hell if I know. I only watch the History Channel and the Millitary channel.

Oh and Monk.

I think it is the first week in September when all the new season shows run on the “used to be” big 3...


50 posted on 08/08/2007 8:30:42 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I am a Paulitroll. THOMPSON 2008!)
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