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Fred Thompson off to a bad start [Hmmmmmm, I'd say somebody else is]
ABC NEWS ^ | Jake Tapper

Posted on 08/21/2007 6:13:13 PM PDT by ForEternity

Moreover, when Thompson filed his disclosure form with the IRS, he revealed that $72,000 of the $3.4 million raised is to be used for the general election. Former FEC General Counsel, Larry Noble told the Washington Post "I think it's problematic. Clearly it's a red flag."

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This is ridiculous. He hasn't even formally announced that he's a candidate yet and is already being looked at for breaking campaign law.

If you can't keep your nose clean at this stage how can we trust the guy. I will not vote for anyone that is not above board and honest.

I'm voting for Mitt!

1 posted on 08/21/2007 6:13:15 PM PDT by ForEternity
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To: ForEternity

Hellllooooo, Romneybot!


2 posted on 08/21/2007 6:15:09 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ForEternity

Oh and Mitt? Yeah, he can’t keep his mitts off our guns. Was MORE than happy to sign gun bans into law.

Without the Second Amendment, the rest mean NOTHING.


3 posted on 08/21/2007 6:15:56 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ForEternity
This is ridiculous. He hasn't even formally announced that he's a candidate yet and is already being looked at for breaking campaign law. If you can't keep your nose clean at this stage how can we trust the guy. I will not vote for anyone that is not above board and honest. I'm voting for Mitt!

When ABC talks, robots listen! :D

4 posted on 08/21/2007 6:16:24 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Atheist pro-lifer)
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To: ForEternity
Born on dating reveals this one as FREESSSSSHHHHHHHHHH!
5 posted on 08/21/2007 6:17:07 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Darkwolf377

That’s a little disparaging of robots, doncha think? ;’}


6 posted on 08/21/2007 6:18:44 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: ForEternity

First it’s only an allegation, seconf since when do you believe everything coming out of ABC?

Some of you Romney people disgust me. Rather than building up your candidate you print, publish and highlight the negatives of your opposition and treat evey left wing report as gospel.

I would vote for Romney as a second choice but frankly if his campaign is orchestrating this crap I believe I’ll pass.


7 posted on 08/21/2007 6:19:25 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ForEternity

you’re lds

and you joined

fr

to promote

mitt.


8 posted on 08/21/2007 6:20:37 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs +2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: rockrr

Naw, Robots for Choice for Mitt have already sent me a pamphlet and asked how much I want to donate. ;)


9 posted on 08/21/2007 6:20:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Atheist pro-lifer)
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To: ForEternity

Hit piece. Next......


10 posted on 08/21/2007 6:21:03 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: ForEternity

You see something on a blog with an “insider’s opinion” about $72,000 in campaign funds and then you, from this information on the BLOG, conclude you cannot vote for Thompson but must vote for Romney?

WOW. You select a candidate in so rash and illogical a manner. You are not helping Romney.


11 posted on 08/21/2007 6:21:10 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: ForEternity

I don’t think Fred is all that smart but I don’t think he’s all that dumb, either. The guy is a lawyer for goodness’sake. I’m sure he wouldn’t make such a stupid mistake . . . or would he?


12 posted on 08/21/2007 6:22:43 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: traderrob6
Rather than building up your candidate you print, publish and highlight the negatives of your opposition and treat evey left wing report as gospel.
Yes, the Romneyites are operating like the Hunterites were until an end was put to it.
13 posted on 08/21/2007 6:22:49 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: ForEternity

14 posted on 08/21/2007 6:23:26 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: ForEternity

DISHONEST POST, click the link. The first sentence of the article says that a “liberal activist” filed an FEC complaint. What else are you hiding?


15 posted on 08/21/2007 6:24:28 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: ForEternity

Another lame hit piece against Fred....yawn...


16 posted on 08/21/2007 6:24:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Tack it up and shut em down Fred!)
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To: ForEternity
I'm voting for Mitt!

Ok, two digit, how did you ever learn to sign on here!

17 posted on 08/21/2007 6:26:36 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Darkwolf377

Worse than listening to ABC darkwolf, the poster of this article skipped the first sentence on the abc blog. It states that a “liberal activist” filed the FEC complaint. The ABC blogger was honest, but not this poster in characterizing what was conveyed.


18 posted on 08/21/2007 6:27:02 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: ForEternity

The Mod will be here shortly to fix your title.


19 posted on 08/21/2007 6:27:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Is Going To Get Us All Killed)
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To: ForEternity

Even someone so new to FR should understand the nuances and newspeak in this article.

For myself, I’ll have to think hard and long about the earthquake that will result from Moma spinning in her grave in North Texas if I vote for a man who identifies with a religion that holds that the only way for a wife to get out of hell is for her husband to use a secret name to call her “through the veil.”


20 posted on 08/21/2007 6:29:28 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I don’t think Fred is all that smart but I don’t think he’s all that dumb, either. The guy is a lawyer for goodness’sake. I’m sure he wouldn’t make such a stupid mistake . . . or would he?

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21 posted on 08/21/2007 6:29:50 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: ForEternity; Admin Moderator
Why don’t you post the correct title for the link?
22 posted on 08/21/2007 6:30:08 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: hocndoc

My problem with Romney isn’t his religion, it’s his record.


23 posted on 08/21/2007 6:30:24 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: ForEternity

You are formally declared, if someone has not already beaten me to the punch, an idiot.


24 posted on 08/21/2007 6:30:26 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: ForEternity

Did you ride around on a bicycle wearing a short sleeved, button up shirt and tie with a buddy dressed the same?


25 posted on 08/21/2007 6:31:32 PM PDT by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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To: ForEternity

And your are an expert on FEC laws?


26 posted on 08/21/2007 6:32:20 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: ForEternity

27 posted on 08/21/2007 6:34:24 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: bajabaja
It states that a “liberal activist” filed the FEC complaint. The ABC blogger was honest, but not this poster in characterizing what was conveyed.

It's interesting how scared both liberals and certain "conservatives" are of Thompson.

Thompson is far from perfect (which seems to be the standard for people who have already chosen candidates to back, candidates who are equally far from perfect), but he is superior where it matters to the American voter--he doesn't seem to have an ax to grind, he doesn't come off as some fire-breather from the fringes, and he comes across as an honest MAN, not some wuss who secretly loathes women and tries to appease them with silly talk about "emotional" issues.

Thompson comes across as an intelligent man who understands that we can't walk away from Iraq, we can't live in a dreamworld where (considering demographics and the last election) we don't bother trying to appeal beyond our own back yard, and we can't just push gussied-up liberal programs (like Hillarycare, hello, Gov. Romney) and move our party to the left.

It's a hard balancing act for the other candidates, but this is where Thompson has always been. Forget compassionate conservatism, he strikes me as a genuine conservative, and not one of the religious conservatives who don't seem to grasp that there IS a difference.

28 posted on 08/21/2007 6:34:35 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Atheist pro-lifer)
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To: ForEternity
He hasn't even formally announced that he's a candidate yet and is already being looked at for breaking campaign law.

You gotta be joking or dumber than a pile of dirty socks. A liberal BLOGGER is filing a campaign complaint against Fred. A BLOGGER!

If you can't keep your nose clean at this stage how can we trust the guy. I will not vote for anyone that is not above board and honest.

Fred's specialty is investigating corruption. Now tell me you didn't know that Fred doesn't know campaign finance laws, when he (naively) co-sponsored a bill to try and curb it & went after the Clintons for breaking the laws as well.

29 posted on 08/21/2007 6:34:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yes, the cat has his tongue.


30 posted on 08/21/2007 6:35:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Is Going To Get Us All Killed)
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To: bajabaja

http://newsfortheleft.blogspot.com/2007/08/fec-complaint-filed-against-fred.html


31 posted on 08/21/2007 6:36:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: ForEternity

Who says “Mitt” is honest?


32 posted on 08/21/2007 6:36:35 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: ForEternity

Who says “Mitt” is honest?


33 posted on 08/21/2007 6:36:35 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: ForEternity

Who says “Mitt” is honest?


34 posted on 08/21/2007 6:36:36 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: ForEternity

I’d say its you that is off to a bad start.

I hope you don’t get suspended ForEternity.


35 posted on 08/21/2007 6:36:43 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: hocndoc
a religion that holds that the only way for a wife to get out of hell is for her husband to use a secret name to call her “through the veil.”

HUH?

36 posted on 08/21/2007 6:37:06 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Constantine XIII

That is such a sad picture...


37 posted on 08/21/2007 6:37:48 PM PDT by scott7278 ("Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.")
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To: darkangel82

You never heard Moma talk about Joseph Smith and his penchant for multiple wives.
Seriously, the flipflops on life,social, and fiscal consevativism should make anyone nervous about Romney’s newly-conservative positions.

I hope and pray that he’s genuine. But I look at Mass.’s State health insurance with concern.


38 posted on 08/21/2007 6:38:54 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: ForEternity

39 posted on 08/21/2007 6:41:53 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Michael Barnes
No, you're a bot if you attack the messenger instead of the message.

The FEC ruled that Robertson had violated the "testing the waters" rules in 1988, fining him $25,000.

All you Fred bots are attacking me but can't defend the actions of your man.

I don't care who filed the complaint, it's still going to be investigated. IT...IS...SLEAZY

40 posted on 08/21/2007 6:43:02 PM PDT by ForEternity
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To: ForEternity
If you can't keep your nose clean at this stage how can we trust the guy. I will not vote for anyone that is not above board and honest.

Any Republican who stakes his decision on an article by Jake Tapper is suspect in my opinion.

41 posted on 08/21/2007 6:43:56 PM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Darkwolf377

I do recall a whole bunch of folks bowing at the CBS alter when a CBS genius ran a hit piece on Romney and the Olympics.

Pure ethics in journalism when it is against Romney.

Now that said, this is certainly a stupid article from ABC and the party who posted it should have recognized it as that. But geez, how many posts now attacking the guy?


42 posted on 08/21/2007 6:46:20 PM PDT by Lovebloggers
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To: tioga

That’s how the Mormons treat all those wives: Wives get to heaven if their husbands remember to use their secret name. I’ve never read any other way for any woman to get into heaven and/or become a god, except by a secret name and the will of a man, rather than by the Grace of God and the self-sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ.


43 posted on 08/21/2007 6:46:48 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: ForEternity
Umm..idiot? I don't support Fred. As well, you didn't read the article you FOUND and where the findings came from.. I suspect your absence for so long was when you ran back to whatever board you came from asking for a "what do I do now" since you have been called out on the carpet of FR..

Hows that lds these days?

44 posted on 08/21/2007 6:47:58 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Darkwolf377; ForEternity

I also saw Fred’s appeal to what is generally a left-leaning or apathetic/cynical audience: the Jay Leno show folks. It is one barometer of what resonates with a segment of the public — not an exclusive measure.

His responses about Iran and nuclear war and other real issues drew applause, some of it immediate and intense when he finished his responses. This suprised me given what I know about the majority of the audience members. Yes, I know there is an applause button beneath the stage. But I also think the audience perceived that he was a serious man, has considered what we face, and is not a rash or inexperienced hand at dealing with the real issues.

I also notice the “attacks” on him are rather pusilanimous: his wife dresses inappropriately, he looks old, he was a lobbyist, etc.

This post is a good example because on the slightest analysis (actually just reading the first sentence of the linked blog) these attacks wither.

ForEternity, come back with something real that is supported by your source material. Make my reading your posts about Romney worth my time.

I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE MY TIME READING INACCURATELY CHARACTERIZED — EVEN MISSTATED POSTS AND SOURCES.


45 posted on 08/21/2007 6:48:13 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: hocndoc

Mitt just needs to be honest, and if that honesty causes him to lose, oh well.


46 posted on 08/21/2007 6:48:26 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: ForEternity
The FEC ruled that Robertson had violated the "testing the waters" rules in 1988, fining him $25,000.

And that correlates to Fred, how?

All you Fred bots are attacking me but can't defend the actions of your man.

Plenty of posters on this thread have already pointed out to you that some stupid liberal activist has an axe to grind. Wake me up when the government does an investigation on its own.

I don't care who filed the complaint

I do. The Left hates Fred and conservatives, and will throw their feces at the wall to see if it sticks.

it's still going to be investigated. IT...IS...SLEAZY

Wrong. This ain't going nowhere, bub. The only thing sleazy is the blogger, you, and your flip-flopping RINO Oven Mitt Romney.

47 posted on 08/21/2007 6:48:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: ForEternity
This is ridiculous. He hasn't even formally announced that he's a candidate yet and is already being looked at for breaking campaign law. If you can't keep your nose clean at this stage how can we trust the guy. I will not vote for anyone that is not above board and honest. I'm voting for Mitt!

LOL. What a drama queen.

48 posted on 08/21/2007 6:50:57 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: ForEternity

“Sleaze” is parial posting a hit piece based on bogus charges. I could say that you are a misogynist, a believer in myths that demean women and misrepresent the Creator and His new creation in Jesus Christ. J’accuse!


49 posted on 08/21/2007 6:52:16 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: ForEternity

You are delusional. It’s just an allegation by a professed lib. You don’t think that it is going to take more that $3.4 million to get past the primary you do not have a clue. I am not a Fred bot but this is nothing more than cheap shot time for many candidates. How much does McCain have put away for the general?


50 posted on 08/21/2007 6:53:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Republican DOES NOT equal Conservative!)
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