Mitt Romney has the right views on the issues, but they feel that he doesn’t have a solid enough record? And Thompson does? These people need to pull their heads out of the sand. Hillary Clinton will eat Thompson alive in a general election. Especially during the debates. This man has a hard time coming close to knowing the issues well, imagine him going one on one with Hillary. Mark my words he will never be president. If republicans are foolish enough to nominate him we will be throwing away the presidency.
Have you seen Hillary in the debates?
She is terrible, Her staff must be idiots for not having coached her, she couldn't debate a footstool.
On the upside, unlike Romney, Thompson has a stronger record on guns and abortion.
At this point, Fred is the only Republican who can beat both major liberal candidates running, Rooty and Hillary. And I don't see that changing.
Iowa Caucuses .. Jan. 14, 2008. In fact MI selects a portion of their delegates about a week earlier than Iowa. So tell us how Mitt is going to slip into the top two? The voters generally aren't fooled by the candidates.
Hillary Clinton will never eat Thomspson alive in a debate. Fred knows Miss Hitlery from the Watergate hearings days. She will not best him in a debate. Her responses are always contrived and screechy, and there’s nothing she can do about her witchy voice. Nothing she can do about her witchy smirk. Nothing she can do about her witchy cackling. Whereas, Fred Thompson projects manners, common sense, and grace with his gravitas voice.
Well, some said John Kerry beat George Bush in the debates but Kerry didn’t win....
Not that I necessarily agree with your assessment of Thompson’s debating skills, but if that is your concern we need only look to the debates in 2004 to disabuse you of the notion that is a disqualifier.
MARK MY WORDS- Whether we win in ‘08 or NOT, we need a candidate that unites the base. It is the ONLY way to prevent a bloodbath at the local and state levels handing VETO/Filibuster proof majorities to the dems. At the very LEAST, Thompson can hold our usual ground and maybe provide enough coattails to regain some House seats.
THAT is my first priority. Winning the W.H. is my second.
If Rudy were the nominee, he’d jeopardize territory we already hold and is not in solid position to grab swing or blue states in return. It’d be Mondale in reverse. Considering how unpopular Hillary is, the defeats we’d suffer would be all the more stunning.
Romney commands unfavorable ratings that surpass Hillary’s already. Quite a stunning accomplishent considering she’s been in the national spotlight over a decade. he barely tracks 10% nationally and is already losing his hold on N.H. and Iowa. he’s catered to conservatives, but conservatives think he’s just saying what they want to hear. He won’t get the nomination, he can only hope to draw enough conservative votes from thompson that rudy squeaks by.
mccain’s problems are legendary. He’s spent years spitting on the base, in return the base will spit him out. In a General election he’d probably still command some Independent support, but the conservative support would diminish. Maybe not a blowout defeat nationally, but an anchor on lower ticket races.
hunter is well liked by conservatives...but has shown no ability to translate that to greater support nationally.
Tancredo, Paul and so on barelt register in polls and have their own baggage.
Huckabee has benefited from his position as a Governor in Arkansas and social conservative reputation. His position on the war, amnesty and big government will sink him as fast as he’s risen in the primary.
And, yes, Thompson has a solid conservative record. Note the word is “solid” not “perfect”. No other candidate breaking double figures can claim that.
IMO, it is your head that needs to rise above the sand and check in on reality, the only candidate that is even close to Rudy is Thompson. It doesn’t matter if you’ve pinned your hopes on another savior, thompson is the only one at this point that can beat him. Whether you think he can win the general election doesn’t matter anymore. If your candidate can’t even win the primary, newsflash, they can’t win the general election. So you have two choices. Thompson or rudy. rudy won’t win and he’ll be a drag on the lower ticket. Thompson may or may not win, but with him on the ticket we might make gains in the House and possibly regain our majority there.
Let me guess.
You support Rudy.
David loves Hillary.
I agree completely. Well said.
You have got to be joking or smoking some premium Jamaican weed.