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Full Video: Fred Thompson on ABC's "This Week"
ABC News ^ | November 18, 2008 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 11/18/2007 1:04:17 PM PST by Josh Painter

Watch the full interview here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; candidate; election; elections; fred; fredthompson; gop; nomination; prolife; thompson; wot
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Liberal Steffie just doesn't get it, especially on taxes.
1 posted on 11/18/2007 1:04:18 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

I watched it. Fred was excellent!


2 posted on 11/18/2007 1:05:40 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Josh Painter

Thanks for posting a thread on Fred’s interview. I have been hoping around posting it on various threads! :)
Great Interview!! GO FRED!!


3 posted on 11/18/2007 1:07:58 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Josh Painter

Fred acquitted himself very well. Good job.


4 posted on 11/18/2007 1:09:29 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: BfloGuy

Steffie tried his best to trip Thompson up, but Fred was ready for his Democrat talking points.


5 posted on 11/18/2007 1:14:27 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Josh Painter

For those of us on dial up, what happened? Thanks in advance.


6 posted on 11/18/2007 1:14:38 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

calex59, ABC doesn’t offer a slower streaming rate for dialup. but you may want to try this: Move your mouse over the TV screen on the ABC webpage and click on the Real Player pop-up icon which says “Download This Video.” It may take a while to load, but once you’ve got it captured, it should buffer and play correctly.


7 posted on 11/18/2007 1:21:33 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Josh Painter

Fred owned Stephie!


8 posted on 11/18/2007 1:31:42 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Josh Painter

Thanks for posting the link. Fred rocked!


9 posted on 11/18/2007 1:31:49 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: calex59

“For those of us on dial up, what happened? Thanks in advance.”

I know what you are going through. When I was on dial up I would just let the videos load.....even if it took an hour. Then would go back and watch it. Perhaps a transcript of Fred’s interview will be posted soon. But hearing or watching the interview is the way to see Fred at his best!


10 posted on 11/18/2007 1:39:53 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Josh Painter
...manager are folks that leaders hire...

Excellent comeback when challenged about not having experience managing a City or State.
11 posted on 11/18/2007 1:49:13 PM PST by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: Josh Painter

I also watched the interview with George on This Week. Fred was very Presidential and took control of the interview immediately. George tried several times to cut him off and Fred stopped it. I was very pleased, but not shocked. I think he has found his game and is moving around the MSM very well. He is going directly to the people and they feel a little of themselves in him.

I especially enjoyed his response to George’s inquisition as to his “executive experience.” “Leaders hire managers.” I felt it was a home run aimed at Rudy and Mitt. The interview was very good.

Fred Thompson will be the Republican’s choice for our “Pro-Life” party. Rudy will fade into the background and support the WE THE PEOPLE candidate: Fred Dalton Thompson.


12 posted on 11/18/2007 1:51:34 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: Bobbisox

Fred is such a compelling guy. I’d feel safe with him at the helm.


13 posted on 11/18/2007 2:01:12 PM PST by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Fred once again owned an interview. He doesn’t allow the interviewer to lead he controls the interview and gets his points across. And Fred will always tell you the truth whether it is popular or not he isn’t worried about all these false polls. The only poll that will matter in the end is the vote count. For all of those with dial up. It’s time to get on with your lives. Pay the price for high speed and quit mooching off others.


14 posted on 11/18/2007 2:06:41 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: JaguarXKE

Yes, he did own Stuffedwithpoopalous. Every time that Georgie got ready to ask a question then smirk about it, Thompson cut him off at the pass and made him look like a lightweight.


15 posted on 11/18/2007 2:13:26 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: Josh Painter

The danged page keeps refreshing after about 7 or 8 minutes and I don’t get past there.

Anyone record it yet?


16 posted on 11/18/2007 2:16:12 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: papasmurf

papasmurf, are your trying to download the video first, or are you just trying to watch it at ABC’s streaming rate?


17 posted on 11/18/2007 2:26:03 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Josh Painter

There aren’t any options to download it.

On my windows box, I don’t see, or find, a real player/media icon or logo. It’s flash player9. And on my linux box, it’s just a blank screen.

The properties says it’s abc video player.

Dadgummit! It was good, what I saw of it. LOL


18 posted on 11/18/2007 2:30:20 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Bobbisox

What with the new attack plan from former NYC fire fighters - I suspect they will dampen Rudy’s rise in the polls.


19 posted on 11/18/2007 2:37:01 PM PST by CyberAnt (America: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: Josh Painter

Fred looked and sounded great. I wish him the best and look forward to casting my vote for him in the general election.


20 posted on 11/18/2007 2:42:25 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Josh Painter

Fred did very well.

Stephy: What about Huckabee rocketing past you?

Fred: L0L! I got news for you bub


21 posted on 11/18/2007 2:50:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Josh Painter

QUOTE OF THE INTERVIEW...

“Being a manager is good. Managers are people Leaders hire.”

Agree 100%


22 posted on 11/18/2007 2:56:33 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (j)
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To: mylife

I just finished watching the whole interview. Fred was steady, on message, relaxed, and very Presidential. The questions were not softballs, by any means. Fred manages the media and communicates very well.

Go Fred! Onward and upward as we start the new week.


23 posted on 11/18/2007 2:58:42 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - President Fred D. Thompson /"The Constitution means what is says.")
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“QUOTE OF THE INTERVIEW...

“Being a manager is good. Managers are people Leaders hire.”

Agree 100%”

............................

That was my favorite, too.


24 posted on 11/18/2007 2:59:50 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - President Fred D. Thompson /"The Constitution means what is says.")
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To: Josh Painter

Man, he stomped all over the fluff-haired so-called “journalist”.


25 posted on 11/18/2007 3:00:35 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
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Fredipedia: The Definitive Fred Thompson Reference

WARNING: If you want to be added to this list, this ping list is EXTREMELY active.

26 posted on 11/18/2007 3:08:51 PM PST by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: Josh Painter

Excellent interview. Thank you for posting the link.
The more I see of Fred ..the more I like him.


27 posted on 11/18/2007 3:10:45 PM PST by donnab (saving liberals brains....one moron at a time.)
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To: Bobbisox
... Fred was very Presidential and took control of the interview immediately. George tried several times to cut him off and Fred stopped it. I was very pleased, but not shocked. I think he has found his game and is moving around the MSM very well. He is going directly to the people and they feel a little of themselves in him. ...

That's precisely how I felt about his performance with Russert on MTP.  It'll be interesting if the same pundits who spun that as a negative performance also do that for todays interview.  There are a bunch of folks in both the old and new media who don't like Fred because he isn't sufficiently defferential to THEM.  But then, of course, there are people like Bill Kristol who balance them out. 

28 posted on 11/18/2007 3:14:06 PM PST by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: Josh Painter

Seemed like Stephie had about 4 corners he had planned to get FT backed into and couldn’t do it. Worked out well for FT.


29 posted on 11/18/2007 3:16:35 PM PST by cpanter
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To: Josh Painter

Caught Fred this morning with Georgie. Just watched it again. Fred was even better the second time around.

On issue after issue, point after point, from a conservative perspective, no one beats Fred.


30 posted on 11/18/2007 3:20:07 PM PST by Reagan Man
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Placemarker for later


31 posted on 11/18/2007 3:24:43 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: papasmurf

On my Windows XP Media Edition laptop, when I move my mouse over the “TV Screen” at the top right-hand corner of my screen, I get a popup Real Player icon which can be clicked on to download the video.


32 posted on 11/18/2007 3:27:30 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Josh Painter

Fred did great and pwn3d Georgie porgie.


33 posted on 11/18/2007 3:32:36 PM PST by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: Josh Painter; Politicalmom; SuziQ; RockinRight; StAnDeliver; Clara Lou; HerrBlucher; ...
My, my, you Fredheads certainly seem oblivious to the factors that go into a real election run by real political operatives on a national scale. Fred has squandered his opportunity and despite his meager performance and faulty gains in the polls you still irresponsibly promote his candidacy to your betters. Fred is a pawn in the high stakes Chinese checkers game that is politics and has rooked you into thinking he is a Bishop, or a blue marble.

These things are far above people such as yourself at such a meager pay grade. I have exhausted years knowing more than the rest of you. Your jubilant obfuscation of Fred’s perceived success will not hinder the political truths I tell you, and none of you, including myself, have yet to challenge me with anything even remotely as superior as my facts.

The National political game is the same as the Chess Pie my mother made...

Wait...

No, it is the same as the Chess played by the Apache Indians whose pieces represented elephants and cowboys, and upon defeat of the ignorant cowboys the elephants would poop upon the ground signifying that Fred Thompson was from Kentucky though he was really from Tennessee, but I made you think about it didn’t I.

That is why I always win...

I think...

Oh yeah, I AM SPARTICUS!

Hey, how did I do?

34 posted on 11/18/2007 3:43:16 PM PST by ejonesie22 (ROMNEY HOCKS! (hey, he's spent a lot of his own cash so far...))
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; Gelato

In the course of this interview, Steponallofus said that Terri Schiavo was “brain-dead,” and Thompson accepted that egregious lie immediately. Fred also said that the final say should be had by the state courts. No reference to the sworn duties of anyone else. None at all.


35 posted on 11/18/2007 3:49:49 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Our God-given rights, and those of our posterity, are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: ejonesie22

“Nutty is about the only word I can of think about it...”

FRed Thompson 11/18.07


36 posted on 11/18/2007 3:55:14 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: ejonesie22

Oh, man— you are BRILLIANT! The part about Apache chess and the significance of elephant poop cleared up EVERYTHING for me. I now understand the every aspect of this universe and the parallel one next door. I also know the location of the universe’s dark matter. It’s located in the brain pan of a certain FReeper—not yourself, of course—who shall go unnamed.


37 posted on 11/18/2007 3:55:25 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: EternalVigilance
Steponallofus said that Terri Schiavo was “brain-dead,” and Thompson accepted that egregious lie immediately.
Ummm, since you're distorting the conversation, it falls to you to post the text of the interview where FRed "accepted that egregious lie immediately." We'll wait.
38 posted on 11/18/2007 3:58:21 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: Clara Lou
I don’t recall soliciting an opinions and indeed someone of you meager abilities should not even try and have one. However due to my benevolent omnipresence and superior cognitive abilities, I generate extra opinions and I will be more than satisfied to provide you with such that you may use as needed.

No need to thank me, it is just a small way I help the “little people”...

39 posted on 11/18/2007 4:02:01 PM PST by ejonesie22 (ROMNEY HOCKS! (hey, he's spent a lot of his own cash so far...))
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To: EternalVigilance

Glad you brought that up. Steffie did say they had determined in the autopsy that she was brain dead. FRed did allow it to go by, obviously he wanted to move off of it. I can understand that.

It seemed obvious to this untrained observer, that she was not brain dead at all. Although, I have been reassured by my liberal friends that you can, in fact, laugh and feign emotion even when you’re brain dead, to wit: harry reid, nancy pelosi, hildedebeast, etc.

Question I have is...can an autopsy determine whether or not a person was brain dead? I thought they needed a live brain to determine that.

Any doctors in the house?


40 posted on 11/18/2007 4:02:52 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Clara Lou

Um, let me guess?

Can I buy a vowel and a number, Pat? :)


41 posted on 11/18/2007 4:05:40 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Clara Lou

Go watch it yourself. I saw what I saw.


42 posted on 11/18/2007 4:06:07 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Our God-given rights, and those of our posterity, are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: ejonesie22
Your jubilant obfuscation of Fred’s perceived success will not hinder the political truths I tell you, and none of you, including myself, have yet to challenge me with anything even remotely as superior as my facts.

Well said!

43 posted on 11/18/2007 4:06:13 PM PST by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: Josh Painter

Thanks so much for posting this.


44 posted on 11/18/2007 4:06:52 PM PST by b9 (~ simply Fred ~)
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To: papasmurf

There were other things he said about the Schiavo case I disagree with, along with more reiteration of his veiws about states’ rights vs. unalienable rights. I’ll come back later and address them more fully once I’ve had a chance to read a transcript of his remarks.


45 posted on 11/18/2007 4:07:49 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Our God-given rights, and those of our posterity, are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: ejonesie22

ejonesie22 wrote: “Hey, how did I do?”

Not bad. You sounded just like a Mittwit. You could have whined a little more, however...


46 posted on 11/18/2007 4:08:38 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Reagan Man
On issue after issue, point after point, from a conservative perspective, no one beats Fred.

ayup

47 posted on 11/18/2007 4:09:41 PM PST by b9 (~ simply Fred ~)
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To: ejonesie22
These things are far above people such as yourself at such a meager pay grade. I have exhausted years knowing more than the rest of you. Your jubilant obfuscation of Fred’s perceived success will not hinder the political truths I tell you, and none of you, including myself, have yet to challenge me with anything even remotely as superior as my facts.

Who do you know in the Hitlery camp..sounds just like something she'd say.
48 posted on 11/18/2007 4:13:23 PM PST by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: EternalVigilance

Don’t bother. She’s dead. Let the poor woman rest in peace.


49 posted on 11/18/2007 4:13:24 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: EternalVigilance

I already watched it, thanks.


50 posted on 11/18/2007 4:15:45 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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