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Thompson teases Clinton ("there is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year")
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/26/07 | Amy Lorentzen - ap

Posted on 12/26/2007 6:59:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge

CRESTON, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Wednesday teased Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying "there is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year."

The former Tennessee senator was challenging potential caucus-goers to choose the best man to help fend off what he described as an assault by a Democratic Party that is "just salivating" to lead the country into a welfare state.

"Who are we going to set on the road — what man are we going to set on the road — to lead us and to stand against this assault?" he asked, emphasizing the word 'man.' He couched his comments by saying "I say the word man advisedly. Now I've got a daughter that's going to be president some day, I know it, and I am all for a woman president, just not this year, not next year."

Without saying Clinton's name, he added: "There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let's all agree on that."

Thompson continued to refer to the next president as a man who should represent conservative principles and values, and should be examined "by what he believes and by where he's been and what he's done."

Thompson told the small crowd at a southwestern Iowa restaurant that his record shows he's ready to be that man. He said that if elected, he would implement a flat income tax, save Social Security from bankruptcy, rebuild the military and stop illegal immigration.

When asked to expound on his views on abortion rights, Thompson used a football analogy to explain why instead of a push for a federal ban there is a fight to put the decision in the hands of the states.

"We're on the 10-yard line, and it's like if we can't score a touchdown on our own 10-yard line ... we won't run a play that will take us to the other guy's 20-yard line," he said." I'm talking about doing something that can get done."

After that, Thompson said "we can collect our marbles and see where we are then."

"It wouldn't be a 100 percent solution to everything, but it would be on the right track," he added.

Fresh off of a Christmas break, Thompson joked about taking advantage of too much holiday bounty. Tugging on his black leather jacket, he said "I found that when I got my campaign clothes back on, that somebody shrunk my jacket ... I don't know who washed it behind my back, but somebody apparently did."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: abortion; clinton; fredthompson; hillary; ia2008; teases; thompson; womanpresident
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1 posted on 12/26/2007 6:59:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

How can we not support this man?!


2 posted on 12/26/2007 7:01:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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The former Tennessee senator was challenging potential caucus-goers to choose the best man to help fend off what he described as an assault by a Democratic Party that is "just salivating" to lead the country into a welfare state.

"Who are we going to set on the road — what man are we going to set on the road — to lead us and to stand against this assault?" he asked, emphasizing the word 'man.' He couched his comments by saying "I say the word man advisedly. Now I've got a daughter that's going to be president some day, I know it, and I am all for a woman president, just not this year, not next year."

Without saying Clinton's name, he added: "There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let's all agree on that."

3 posted on 12/26/2007 7:02:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
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4 posted on 12/26/2007 7:03:08 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And that includes Condi Rice.


5 posted on 12/26/2007 7:05:03 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Latest video: Crunch Time In Iowa
http://fredfile.fred08.com/blog/2007/video-crunch-time-in-iowa/

And from NumbersUSA as of December 21:
“Now that Rep. Tom Tancredo has dropped out of the race, only two candidates (THOMPSON & HUNTER) are left who have vigorous and thorough enough opposition to amnesty to warrant an EXCELLENT rating.”

GO FRED! :)


6 posted on 12/26/2007 7:08:50 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: airborne

“And that includes Condi Rice...”

Amen to that. She has been a disaster a State just like her mentor Sec. Powell. John Bolton has it right when he says Bush’s foreign policy has been hijacked by the leftie holdovers from the Clinton administration.

Bush’s two great mistakes: (1) Not getting rid of Clinton’s people at State and at the Pentagon when he arrived in DC in 2001; (2) Not securing the border.


7 posted on 12/26/2007 7:09:11 PM PST by freedom4me (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. --Gen. George Patton)
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To: NormsRevenge

amazingly there are still freepers even willing to support rudy mcromney.


8 posted on 12/26/2007 7:09:57 PM PST by Blue Highway
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He is not another white dope from Hope, a HuckaBubba in training.. That is a big plus for me.

FRed would do just fine against Hillary in a series of debates.


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton hugs his wife
Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton
(D-NY) after introducing her during a campaign stop in Mt. Pleasant,
Iowa December 26, 2007. (Keith Bedford/Reuters)

9 posted on 12/26/2007 7:10:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Although a true statement, this comment would be taken the wrong way ( and spun the wrong way by the Democrat Media ) and cause many women to vote for Clinton out of spite if Thompson is running against her.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 7:11:02 PM PST by Perchant
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, I happen to think Fred’s right, but I’ll still maintain that Hillary would make a better woman president than John Edwards could ever dream of being.


11 posted on 12/26/2007 7:11:50 PM PST by Baladas
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To: pissant; Petronski

The man certainly has a way with words. :D


12 posted on 12/26/2007 7:12:49 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Politicalmom
I hope Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida are listening. This election is the most critical of our times and it all rests in these few states. This process must be changed with the changing technologies. America is better than that!

FRED THOMPSON - NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT (I’ll protect the American people and American values, whatever it takes to stop the Islamic-Fascists including water-boarding) - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (arming the People to disarm criminals) – INCREASE THE MILITARY’S STRENGTH AND SIZE (giving those brave men and women a Commander in Chief to be proud of) - SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (don’t give sanctuary anywhere to illegal’s, don’t employ illegal’s, don’t rent to illegal’s, don’t extend credit to illegal’s, don’t give illegal’s rights they don’t deserve, report all crimes committed by illegal’s and deport those illegal’s who have already committed crimes against America) - LAW AND ORDER (enforcement first and foremost with laws currently on the books) – DENY FEDERAL DOLLARS TO SANCTUARY CITIES (enough is enough) – CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOR SUPREMES (those who will interpret the law, not create rights that do not exist) – PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE (nominate superior Constitutional Justices to overturn Roe vs Wade) - SOCIAL SECURITY REFORMER (reform a broken program that can’t sustain itself and will bankrupt future generations, with the added benefit of private savings accounts) - DEFEAT ANY DEMOCRAT AND RINO (any fool DemocRATS put up) – TAX SIMPLIFICATION (variety of choice for the tax payer) - WON’T PUT UP WITH CRAP FROM THE MSM (including stupid questions by moderators and pundits) - “WE THE PEOPLE” CANDIDATE (We the People asked him to run and he stepped up) - PING!

13 posted on 12/26/2007 7:13:14 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER FredHEAD! The Hunt for a FRED November is on! Don't be fooled!)
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To: freedom4me
Bush’s two great mistakes: (1) Not getting rid of Clinton’s people at State and at the Pentagon when he arrived in DC in 2001

You can throw the CIA in that pot as well.

14 posted on 12/26/2007 7:13:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Agreed. Tenant should have gotten his walking papers early on.


15 posted on 12/26/2007 7:14:07 PM PST by freedom4me (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. --Gen. George Patton)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Fred, if you never make it into the end zone, you lose the game.


16 posted on 12/26/2007 7:16:07 PM PST by Tlaloc
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To: NormsRevenge
He said that if elected, he would implement a flat income tax, save Social Security from bankruptcy, rebuild the military and stop illegal immigration.

Take that John "straight talk express" McCain!

17 posted on 12/26/2007 7:16:31 PM PST by OCC
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To: jellybean; SE Mom; Politicalmom; jdm; RockinRight; ejonesie22; greyfoxx39; Fred; Jim Robinson; ...

Delicious Fredoric ping!


18 posted on 12/26/2007 7:17:19 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 47% negatives)
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To: Baladas

I thought he WAS talking about Edwards....


19 posted on 12/26/2007 7:18:24 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: NormsRevenge

She looks like one of those dispassionate ballroom dancers, or is he repeating a line from a Shakespeare Play....


20 posted on 12/26/2007 7:19:57 PM PST by taildragger
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To: NormsRevenge
I like Fred more and more.

Who else is there to vote for? As a conservative Republican I don't have much choice.
Huck is too liberal for me. Mitt is a flip flopper. McCain bends over backwards for the likes of Kennedy. Ron Paul? Forget that.........so I like Fred Thompsom more and more!

I think he can win.

21 posted on 12/26/2007 7:23:49 PM PST by mickie
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To: NormsRevenge
("there is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year")

Condi Rice IS !

22 posted on 12/26/2007 7:24:08 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Global Warming : A perpetuation of Lies Levied onto sheep to give up their Fleece)
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To: Tlaloc

Hey, Rome wasn’t burned in a day.


23 posted on 12/26/2007 7:24:55 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: Tlaloc

He is needing a show in Iowa.


24 posted on 12/26/2007 7:27:07 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Fred needs to do more than gain a few yards. He needs to put some points on the board!


25 posted on 12/26/2007 7:30:42 PM PST by Tlaloc
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To: airborne

And Cynthia McKinney.


26 posted on 12/26/2007 7:33:23 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: Tlaloc
We are racing here. Fumbles and interceptions are left on the grass. Smacking your opponent into the wall while going the same direction is more aprapo.


27 posted on 12/26/2007 7:33:57 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Tlaloc
Fred needs to do more than gain a few yards. He needs to put some points on the board!

Meanwhile, we're sitting on the 50 yard line with our beer and nachos.

28 posted on 12/26/2007 7:34:32 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: freedom4me
Bush’s two great mistakes: (1) Not getting rid of Clinton’s people at State and at the Pentagon when he arrived in DC in 2001; (2) Not securing the border.

Agreed, but I would also add (3)Not controlling/cutting government spending.

29 posted on 12/26/2007 7:35:06 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is becoming apparent that Fred may be the only Republican candidate that is not afraid of being called a meanie for talking straight on and to the Hildabeast. He doesn’t appear to be intimidated by her boot licking sycophants in the press (and elsewhere).

If she gets the nomination, that sort of backbone is absolutely necessary.

As regards any Republican’s elect-ability in the general election, our man will have to either stand up to the “little woman” card [Hillary], or the race card [Obama]. Because it is 100% guaranteed one of these will be played.

I see that ability as a qualification to be given serious consideration. Ditto for a candidate that does not have it.


30 posted on 12/26/2007 7:35:57 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Perchant
this comment would be taken the wrong way ( and spun the wrong way by the Democrat Media ) and cause many women to vote for Clinton out of spite if Thompson is running against her.

No matter how it's spun, it will help Fred. Women hate the Beast, and he's not afraid to allude to that fact. It serves as a reminder that he is the best answer to reconquest by the Clintonoids.

31 posted on 12/26/2007 7:36:41 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

just in case you aren’t already here....


32 posted on 12/26/2007 7:38:18 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: All

Fred Thompson needs to create some kind of event, or stunt that draws attention to him.

His bigest problem is the mainstream media, as they see he has the potential to not just equal Reagan, but exceed him! :^)


33 posted on 12/26/2007 7:40:00 PM PST by msnpatriot
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To: Jeff Chandler

As long as we’ve lost our voices by the end of the game, we’ve done our part.


34 posted on 12/26/2007 7:40:44 PM PST by Tlaloc
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To: Politicalmom
And Cynthia McKinney.

LOL!That would be as big a disaster as the Hildabeast!

35 posted on 12/26/2007 7:40:50 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: NormsRevenge

>>FRed would do just fine against Hillary in a series of debates.

2nd that. Hillary does horribly in unscripted situations, and avoids them whenever possible. Fred showed how well he handles them with the “Global Warming” poll in the last debate.

“I don’t do shows of hands.”

It was marvelous.


36 posted on 12/26/2007 7:48:50 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: NormsRevenge

# 9..........I thought vampires could not be out during daylight hours, hmmmmm........Leni


37 posted on 12/26/2007 7:50:06 PM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: SamuraiScot

No matter how it’s spun, it will help Fred.

No. I hate the beast as much as anyone but he comes across as sexist and crude if you add this remark to the “trophy wife” comment he made earlier. I would not vote for him in the primary under any circumstances. If he ends up in the main election I will have to hold my nose and vote for him anyway but I won’t be happy about it.


38 posted on 12/26/2007 8:02:42 PM PST by Bookwoman
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To: Tlaloc

How do you propose that he put any points on the board prior to 1/3/08?


39 posted on 12/26/2007 8:03:33 PM PST by nhoward14 (Fred Thompson will get it DUN DUN in 2008!)
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To: msnpatriot

How about this. Fred shakes hands with John Edwards using a grip so strong that Edwards head explodes. Or he debates Hillary and points out in Fred fashion that she couldn’t even control her own husband. And now she wants to meet with leaders of the axis of evil.


40 posted on 12/26/2007 8:08:44 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: Bookwoman

Just curious, who you do support?


41 posted on 12/26/2007 8:16:23 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: cquiggy

Hey, cquiggy, she already meets with them.


42 posted on 12/26/2007 8:21:32 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: airborne

“...I would also add (3)Not controlling/cutting government spending.”

Same thing happened to during the Gipper’s administration.
I read on another thread that the President could have revoked all the earmarks in the bill he just signed via an executive order. True? If yes, he should have done this.


43 posted on 12/26/2007 8:22:18 PM PST by freedom4me (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. --Gen. George Patton)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go, Fred, Go!


44 posted on 12/26/2007 8:24:23 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Bookwoman

Are you unaware of the context in which Fred used the term “trophy wife”?

Context of Fred’s comment:

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Well, the Associated Press is currently running one of the sillier features of the current presidential campaign — “dumb personal questions of the day.” And having seen three of the questions so far, I’d have to say that Fred Thompson is demonstrating the most presidential wit.

Thompson’s attitude seems to be “this is stupid, and I’m not going to treat it seriously. Instead, I’m going to simply give answers that take the crap you people have flung at me and give it right back to you — in one or two words.”

The first question was “what was your childhood nickname?” Fred’s answer? “Mr. President.”

The second one was “what is your most prized personal possession?” “Trophy wife.”

As soon as I saw the third question, I knew the answer. “What do you like to do on a lazy day?” I said “run for president,” but that was too wordy. Thompson cropped it down to “campaigning.”

The hits on Thompson have been that he got a late start, he’s lazy, and he has a trophy wife. Here he’s taken each of them and tossed them right back in the face of the AP.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2007/12/15/right-said-fred.php


45 posted on 12/26/2007 8:26:21 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: NormsRevenge
Anybody who runs against Hillary next year will be branded a Sexist.
The MSM will be the acting lackey.
46 posted on 12/26/2007 8:27:07 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: seekthetruth

I keep saying THOMPSON/HUNTER for Pres and V.Pres will sink U.S.S.HELLARY.


47 posted on 12/26/2007 8:31:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: cquiggy

Now your talking! LOL

***Or he debates Hillary and points out in Fred fashion that she couldn’t even control her own husband. And now she wants to meet with leaders of the axis of evil.***


48 posted on 12/26/2007 8:32:30 PM PST by msnpatriot
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To: eyedigress

Hey, do you know why , on a race track, they always turn left?


49 posted on 12/26/2007 8:32:50 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: ozaukeemom

I am undecided. I have not seen a candidate that I like. Too many of them are RINOs and/or have the wrong answers on the illegal alien issue, which I think is THE issue of the campaign. Fred seems too arrogant to me. I am horrified at the democratic field and think that there MUST be better republicans out there to support us.


50 posted on 12/26/2007 9:10:59 PM PST by Bookwoman
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