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American Spectator ^ | 9/28/2007 | The Prowler

Posted on 09/28/2007 10:33:24 AM PDT by daylilly

GROUP HUG Earlier this week, former Sen. Fred Thompson met privately in Washington, D.C. with senior members of the Arlington Group, a coalition of social and religious conservatives. The meeting, according to Arlington Group members present, included members who had previously met with Thompson at a private meeting in the spring, prior to Thompson's speech before the Council on National Policy.

At the meeting this week Thompson answered questions and discussed his views on social issues, as well as his own faith, for more than an hour.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arlingtongroup; fredthompson; guiliani; romney
Hope I did this right. I searched and could not find anything by this title. Excerpt from the middle of the article.
1 posted on 09/28/2007 10:33:26 AM PDT by daylilly
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To: daylilly

You did it perfectly.


2 posted on 09/28/2007 10:42:35 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: daylilly

Welcome to FR by the way.


3 posted on 09/28/2007 10:43:51 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Thank you, I needed that.


4 posted on 09/28/2007 10:46:33 AM PDT by daylilly
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To: daylilly

The first part of the article is the really good part though. That’s where we find out that Rudy missed his fundraising goals by HALF!!! w00t! :)


5 posted on 09/28/2007 11:23:32 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Rudy fell short of his goals by a staggering $10,000,000.

I am curious if this will be whipped into the same gloom-and-doom fury by the MSM akin to when the Thompson campaign didn’t quite make it’s first week goal or whatever that was.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 11:30:26 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I didn’t even read that, except I did know it was about fundraising. The other part interested me the most.

That is a huge thing, missing the goal by that much.


7 posted on 09/28/2007 11:32:46 AM PDT by daylilly
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Speaking of which, I just got an email request from Fred08 asking to get a donation in before the quarter deadline.


8 posted on 09/28/2007 11:42:19 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: daylilly

Ah nuts. I got excited when I saw the headline. I thought the post would be about St. Patrick’s day.


9 posted on 09/28/2007 11:44:48 AM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: daylilly

I thought it deserved it’s own thread, so I posted it. :)


10 posted on 09/28/2007 11:48:29 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: mmichaels1970

I sent another one as soon as I got it.

I can’t make a large lump sum donation, but a bunch of smaller ones should work just as well. :)

This article is a far cry from the drek that was being spewed a few days ago about how conservatives were refusing to support Fred.


11 posted on 09/28/2007 12:44:28 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: jellybean; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; pitbully; granite; ...
Check this out, y'all. This is GREAT news, and a far cry from the piece that apparently dishonest, agenda-driven hack wrote a few days ago about Christians throwing Fred under the bus.

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12 posted on 09/28/2007 12:48:39 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: perfect_rovian_storm

I thought it deserved it’s own thread, so I posted it. :)


Link?


13 posted on 09/28/2007 12:49:43 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 108 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: daylilly

BUMP!


14 posted on 09/28/2007 12:50:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: daylilly

It certainly appears that when Fred jumped in officially, things started going downhill for Rudy.


15 posted on 09/28/2007 12:55:58 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: deport

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1903685/posts


16 posted on 09/28/2007 12:59:58 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: daylilly

Welcome and good job daylilly!

Like this:
“What I came away from the meeting with was that, first, he is one of us, and second, he will actually work with us and use the bully pulpit of the presidency to help us and our nation’s culture.”


17 posted on 09/28/2007 1:02:24 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Thanks.........


18 posted on 09/28/2007 1:02:53 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 108 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

It really did deserve it’s own thread, with its own separate discussion. Thanks.


19 posted on 09/28/2007 1:07:50 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: daylilly
I liked this part especially:

Most critical to the members, according to an Arlington Group staffer present, was Thompson's more in-depth explanation of his position supporting a Constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, but not the one most members of the Arlington Group have been supporting.

"It doesn't go as far as many of us would like, but it goes a lot further than Rudy Giuliani, and he's got a much more solid record on the issue than Mitt Romney. It gets us closer to where we need to be. I am satisfied," says another religious leader at the meeting. "In the end, Thompson's position would bar judges from changing the definition of marriage, and he said that he would be supportive of a Constitutional amendment if we were able to get it passed. What I came away from the meeting with was that, first, he is one of us, and second, he will actually work with us and use the bully pulpit of the presidency to help us and our nation's culture."

20 posted on 09/28/2007 4:21:48 PM PDT by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: daylilly
Welcome to FR, good to have some new blood.

How did you find us?

Freegards.

21 posted on 09/28/2007 4:36:59 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: daylilly
You could help us all by filling out the profile page, everyone likes to know a little about you.

Don't be concerned, JimRob keeps it all under his shirt.

I should know, I've been here for over nine years ;-D

22 posted on 09/28/2007 4:43:16 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: #1CTYankee

Encouragement from a friend, plus I’ve spent a good amount of time lurking.

As to the profile page, I am not good at html, so it will be a while before I get around to that. I can do it sometimes, but it is a lot of trial and error. Mostly error.


23 posted on 09/28/2007 6:32:32 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: daylilly
"As to the profile page, I am not good at html, so it will be a while before I get around to that. I can do it sometimes, but it is a lot of trial and error. Mostly error."

I hear ya, been there, done that.

24 posted on 09/28/2007 6:43:53 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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