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Exclusive One-on-One Interview With Fred Thompson
WISH TV8 ^ | August 25, 2007 | Karen Hensel

Posted on 08/25/2007 6:26:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

INDIANAPOLIS - Some of the Republicans running for President have descend on the Circle City. Three of the candidates are in town for the Midwestern Republican Leadership Conference.

24-Hour News 8 has an exclusive one-on-one interview with Fred Thompson. Thompson leads in the polls, has huge name recognition and when he walks by in downtown Indianapolis people whisper, "there he is."

News 8 walked with him about everything from Peyton to being President.

Fred Thompson granted his only one on one interview exclusively to 24-Hour News 8.

He got serious about his new role as a possible president immediately.

Karen: You are used to auditions, now you are auditioning for the career of a lifetime. How do you prepare for that?

Fred: I don't prepare for it as such. I think it has to do with how you relate to the people. You've got to be yourself. You've got to speak what's on your mind and in your heart and see whether or not you're a man for the times. It's just that simple.

Karen: At a time some people are calling for troop withdrawal in Iraq, if you were President today what would be your message?

Fred: It is presumptuous to say exactly what you would do when you're not President and you don't have access to all the information he has. But it certainly seems to be like announcing a troop withdrawal date or withdrawing troops too rapidly would be a big mistake for our country.

Karen: What's the advantage to showing up in the polls as well as you do, showing up at events and you haven't event declared your candidacy?

Fred: This is not a part of some strategy of mine. It's just that I haven't been deciding I wanted to run for president since I was high school prom king, and I never was incidentally. Usually people don't announce until later than this but this year everybody wanted to get out there earlier and start spending large huge amounts of money that much earlier. I just refuse to play that game.

Karen: People compare you to Ronald Reagan. Is that fair, are you similar?

Fred: No, that's not fair because there's no other Ronald Reagan. But I like the comparison if they're talking about the fact he was so believable because he believed so strongly in what he did and that came across.

Thompson is quick, as he says, to remind folks they have a Tennessee boy playing a little football here in Indianapolis. Thompson is a former Senator from Tennesee.

Karen: Any advice for Peyton as he goes into the game tonight?

Fred: Keep on doing what you're doing. Don't listen to too much advice."

Thompson will be at the RCA dome Saturday night to watch the Colts play.

As for when he'll formally announce for president; he said, "soon."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2008; colts; conservatives; election2008; electionpresident; elections; fred; fredthompson; gop; in2008; ournextpresident; peytonmanning; reaganesque; republicans; ronaldreagan; thompson; whitehouse
Run, Fred, run!
1 posted on 08/25/2007 6:26:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
America. Together. Again
Fred Thompson/JC Watts in '08



2 posted on 08/25/2007 6:47:34 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: papasmurf

I have a big Thompson sign for my car.


3 posted on 08/25/2007 6:50:15 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Can I have it? LOL


4 posted on 08/25/2007 7:01:09 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: papasmurf

How much will you give me for it? Just kidding. It’s a big sign I got at Fred’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair.


5 posted on 08/25/2007 7:10:24 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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6 posted on 08/25/2007 7:17:19 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: 2ndDivisionVet

bump for later


7 posted on 08/25/2007 7:18:32 PM PDT by jamaly (I evacuate EARLY and OFTEN!!! Moving soon and won't have to evacuate NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My kids and I are calling Fred “44”. :)


8 posted on 08/25/2007 7:18:42 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred’s advice to Peyton: “Keep on doing what you’re doing. Don’t listen to too much advice.”

What do you want to bet that’s exactly what Fred’s been telling himself the last week or two?


9 posted on 08/25/2007 7:21:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I was in charge of lawn signs for my County last time around.

I made some people verrrryy angry. LOL


10 posted on 08/25/2007 7:21:49 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: 9YearLurker

If he goes for a strongly electable team by selecting Mitt as his running mate, there’s no reason the young and fit Mitt couldn’t then become 45 and the Pubbies couldn’t have a good long run.


11 posted on 08/25/2007 7:23:50 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: papasmurf

Kind of wonder, how many of your lawn signs were stolen or defaced?

I remember lots of theft of signs last election.


12 posted on 08/25/2007 7:23:50 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Politicalmom
Would that be like, FRed 4 44 in 08.

Ooh. I just thought of this...2 times 4 IS 8!!! FRed will be 44 in 08!

Woo Hoo! Must be an omen.

America. Together. Again
Fred Thompson/JC Watts in '08

13 posted on 08/25/2007 7:24:38 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: A CA Guy

Well, several of them wound up on my porch...totally mutilated. :)

I had so much fun.


14 posted on 08/25/2007 7:25:50 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Here on FR I think the preferred second would be Duncan Hunter, or even somebody unknown, but not Romney.


15 posted on 08/25/2007 7:31:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Paranoia, conspiracy, superiority, pod people "The Invasion" 2007 imdb)
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To: dighton
I honestly can barely stand to read the news any more due to the phenomenally poor editing. This one is particularly painful.
16 posted on 08/25/2007 7:37:12 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: papasmurf

I bet your life was real interesting for a while! Who’d had thought lawn signs could be so much fun... :-)


17 posted on 08/25/2007 7:38:56 PM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: AnnaZ
This headline will probably not relieve your pain.
18 posted on 08/25/2007 7:41:18 PM PDT by dighton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred just seems like the reasonable and respectable man...whom I’ve always wanted to vote for.


19 posted on 08/25/2007 7:43:52 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: dighton
You're right. Ouch.

This one was so incredibly stupidly bad, I actually emailed the editor.

I know I ping you a lot to these things, but please forgive me, I can't help myself. Misery loves company.

20 posted on 08/25/2007 7:54:51 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: Politicalmom
Bump! IT'S FRED TIME!!

http://Vets4Fred.net It's time for Vets to sign up!

http://FredForPresident.com

21 posted on 08/26/2007 4:05:36 AM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: Politicalmom
Never fight a war
With anything less
than a 44

Burma Shave

22 posted on 08/26/2007 9:34:38 AM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thompson is quick, as he says, to remind folks they have a Tennessee boy playing a little football here in Indianapolis.

Not to be nit picky, Fred, but Peyton is a Louisiana boy, N'awlens specifically. He did spend four years in TN though. Some school there I think. ;-/

23 posted on 08/26/2007 9:50:03 AM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time to be sending in those checks. A trickle here a trickle there and soon there will be a lake.


24 posted on 08/26/2007 4:21:02 PM PDT by jonrick46
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