Skip to comments.Thompson says he's definitely in the race
Posted on 08/30/2007 2:12:23 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007Edited on 08/30/2007 2:20:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Fred Thompson, the actor and former Tennessee senator whose flirtation with a presidential bid has frustrated some supporters, will file papers to officially enter the race next Thursday, his campaign manager told key backers this afternoon.
"Fred is definitely is going to make the race," campaign manager Bill Lacy told members of the Thompson campaign's national finance team in a conference call. "We are in this race to win." Lacy said Thompson will also announce his campaign on a webcast next Thursday. After that he is expected to visit Iowa Sept. 7, New Hampshire on Sept. 8 and 9, and South Carolina after that. There will also be events Sept. 13-15 in Florida and Tennessee, Lacy said.
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And so it begins. Let’s see what he’ll do.
It mostly irritated Romney backers who watched Fred blow by Mitt without officially entering the race.
Hope his people have done a thorough job of vetting contributors so far....because the rats sure will.
Bring on the debates.
“It mostly irritated Romney backers who watched Fred blow by Mitt without officially entering the race.”
BWAAAHAHAHA, ain’t it the truth.
He files the papers, he gets the first check for a grand from me. He gets the nomination, he gets two grand from me. I’m in this to win, too. Run Fred run!
blah blah blah...
Damn this is gong to be more fun than a gaggle of Ron Paul supporters...
Fred has cooties? Damn. Just damn.
Guess I’ll have to stay home and let Hillary win after all.
heh heh heh
Really? He’s in the race?
This is such immature behavior.
Coy actions belong to high school prom Queens.
I can hardly wait for the debates!
Cooties and all, I love Fred!
Where are all those “experts” here on FR that said Fred would not run, that he was going to gin up alot of interest and then endorse his good buddy McCain hmmmmmm?
I guess they'd rather see him in Crocs.
There ya have it. He can't get in cuz it's already too late. It is written.
I like the guy. I hope he’s as good on the stump as we presume he should be. He can be a powerful and effective speaker. I’ve heard a couple of speeches though, that while they weren’t awful they just weren’t great.
Time will tell. I’m not really invested in anybody yet. I like all of our candidates for various reasons. Yah, even Rudy. Romney is OK, except for the almost creepy perfect persona. I’m not sure he can win on the national level.
But Fred can, and so can Rudy. We’ll see.
It’s nice that we’ve actually got some depth on the bench this time around. There must really be some frustrated democrats. They’re the ones really sucking air. After eight years of an (R) in the white house they’ve practically got a gimme election. That’s just the way of things... and so this golden opportunity crops up and the best they can come up with is Hillary? And Obama? And Edwards? Holey second-string Batman!
Gore was embarrassing enough, but then they put up Kerry? Sheesh, they might as well have run Jane Fonda. All they need to do is run some mildly acceptable democrat governor from someplace and they’d own the election. But no...
It’s reminiscent of back when all we had was Bob Dole. Sure he was a nice guy and a war hero, but he was hardly exciting.
August 2007 - Now that Mr. Thompson seems poised to re-enter politics as a Republican presidential candidate, his career will take another twist. In May, he asked NBC to release him from further Law & Order commitments; more recently, NBC said it was ready to stop showing reruns of the episodes he appears in because of federal equal time regulations for presidential candidates.
July 2007 - LOS ANGELES - If Fred Thompson makes it official and throws his hat in the ring for President, NBC will pull future reruns of "Law & Order" featuring the actor after Sept. 1, executive producer Dick Wolf said yesterday.Wolf, reading from an official NBC statement yesterday, said the rule applies when a person legally qualifies as a candidate.
"If Fred Thompson formally declares his intention to run for President, NBC will not schedule any further repeats of 'Law & Order' featuring Mr. Thompson beyond those already scheduled, which conclude on Saturday, Sept. 1," Wolf said. Wolf assured that NBC would take all "appropriate steps consistent with FCC regulations." Thompson fans would, however, be able to see him in reruns airing on TNT.
Nonsense. He’s got contract issues to get through.
Personally this whole campaign is starting too freakin’ early. This shouldn’t be underway until spring. Six or eight months of election prep... plenty. But doing this for a freaking year and a half is just too much.
Shhhhhh. Keep it quiet. Here comes the Newt after Fred.
Reason for Newt:
1. He has so much money he has no idea what to do with it.
2. The biggest ego in the country.
3. He honestly believes he can out debate anyone running.
One side benefit to Fred entering in September is that it pushed any potential Newt entry into October.
“Damn this is gong to be more fun than a gaggle of Ron Paul supporters...”
From Wikipedia on Warner:
...Warner was among ten GOP Senators who voted against the charge of perjury during Clinton's impeachment (the others were Dick Shelby of Alabama, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Olympia Snowe of Maine, John Chafee of Rhode Island, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, Slade Gorton of Washington and Fred Thompson of Tennessee). Warner and others who voted against the article angered many Republicans by their position. However, unlike Snowe, Collins, Specter, Jeffords and Chafee, the rest of the Republicans voted "guilty" on the second article.
And so it begins. Lets see what hell do.
He must now go after the Clinton, Inc. crime machine. And expose the witch for everything she is and would do. This needs to be a clear defeat for the criminal, socialist left.
That is exactly what Newt wanted. Yup, he is gonna ride in on a white horse.
May the best man win...
Agreed. May both men do their very best.
>> Both Warner and Fred Thompson ... voted against the impeachment of President Clinton.
>> ... unlike Snowe, Collins, Specter, Jeffords and Chafee, the rest of the Republicans voted “guilty” on the second article.
Apparently you missed the last line of your own post. Thompson voted Guilty on the second article of impeachment.
My 08 Bumper sticker is going to read: NO MORE CLINTONS!
Half-truths are lies.
Don't be a liar.
>> Yup, he is gonna ride in on a white horse.
Gingrich is a smart guy, but a complete irrelevancy when it comes to Presidential politics. Right now, he’s just got too much of a notorious history to be a viable Presidential nominee. He’s the Republican version of Hillary Clinton ... right down the line on the issues, but not terribly electable.
I agree with your #33 completely.
Yep. Definitely maybe.
My, there’s commitment personified.
Huh? Someone has a pleasant personality and that is considered creepy?
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Actually they didn't vote against impeachment. The impeachment vote was taken in the House of Representatives. The impeachment trial was conducted in the Senate. At that point, nobody could vote for or against impeachment as the vote had already been taken to impeach clinton. Warner and Thompson both voted against CONVICTION on the first article, and both voted Guilty on the second. In my opinion the perjury charge was the blatant open and shut article that should have warranted a guilty vote, but then again I did not have the opportunity to sit in the Senate and hear the case tried. Thompson has explained why he voted the way he did in the impeachment trial, and his explanation was satisfactory as far as I'm concerned. It showed that he took his duty and oath seriously to evaluate the case and vote based on the merits rather than on partisan politics. Clearly the democrats in the senate did not do so on either article.
I have crow cooking for you. Leg or a thigh?
In fairness to the other poster, I try to never call someone a liar unless I am absolutely convinced that the person knew that his statement was inaccurate or false when he made the statement. Maybe I give too much benefit of the doubt sometimes, but I consider the charge of "liar" to be such a serious offense that I reserve it only for those that I am thoroughly convinced are deliberately lying and not just speaking from ignorance.
Did I ever say he wasn’t going to run?
It was a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts.
Well he didn’t vote to convict President Clinton on the first charge—perjury. That is a fact. It is not a half truth.
Plain Old Dave was plain old in the Ron Paul column (I loathe the [sic] Patriot Act), but Thompson bears lookin’ into. Seems like he got the TN Right To Life endorsement regularly when he was our Senator...
Speaking as an outsider, I see Fred as a great communicator, and Newt as a great ideas man. I think the President should be a great communicator, like Reagan.
Nope I didn’t miss it. I put it in for purposes of both fairness and clarity. Incidentally, how do you know what I read and do not read?
Both Warner and Fred Thompson have something in common--they both voted against the impeachment of President Clinton.
Besides the atrocious grammar, your statement is half true. Thompson voted against impeachment of Clinton on Perjury. But Thompson voted to impeach Clinton on Obstruction of Justice.
Only one conviction is needed to remove.
Since Thompson voted for one out of two, you were half wrong. What's worse, you knew it.
You told a half truth and that makes you a liar.
You'll have to wait a little longer since Fred! is waiting until the day after the NH debate to "announce."