The most important but least discussed asset we are looking for in a candidate is the ability to communicate, and Fred Thompson seems to be what we the Republicans are yearning for. You must admit, a major irritation for all of us has been Bushs trouble articulating. Given a prepared speech he can deliver it with the best of them. The speech given before congress following 9/11 had to be within the top 10 speeches given by any President. But slap a microphone in front of him like at a press conference and we Republicans cringe. His sloppy speaking style only serves to bolster the false perception that he is incompetent.
We need to get beyond that. We need to nominate someone who can communicate to not only us, the Republican base, but touch bases with the millions and millions of moderate voters who most often vote Democrat. Being one of the original Reagan Democrats I speak from experience. (read my FR profile page). Fred has that same appeal to people as Reagan did.
In President Reagans Farewell Address he said, I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things. Fred Thompson is a communicator of great things and a great communicator, and I am honored to be behind him.
Bush has no problem communitcating. The left prefers to riducule him instead of debating him. Make fun of him when he misrpronounces a word instead of discussing the issues. The issues don’t play so well on their side — Elect us, we will KILL your unborn in even greater numbers!” - hardly the stuff of great campaign slogans.