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Daily Pundit Recommends: Write In Fred Thompson for President
Daily Pundit ^ | January 26, 2008 | Bill Quick

Posted on 01/27/2008 1:24:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

That’s the sum of it. If you can’t bring yourself to vote for the offerings in your primary, or if the eventual nominee is somebody you can’t stomach, don’t sit out, and don’t vote for the Democrat. Write in Fred Thompson’s name.

Why?

By doing so, you send a message that can’t be mistaken or spun. It is a message that says:

“I am a Republican who wanted to vote for a conservative GOP candidate, but wasn’t able to do so. I can’t vote for a Democrat, but I can’t vote for any of the Republicans, either. So I’m writing in the name of the candidate I wish I could have voted for, because he is the kind of candidate I could support.”

They have to learn that if they want conservative votes, they have to nominate candidates conservatives would want to vote for.

This strategy is the only one that offers any hope of changing the leftward move of the GOP in the future. Sitting out won’t do it - they can spin the reasons why you sat out. Voting Democrat won’t do it, they can spin it that the GOP candidates weren’t liberal enough. Even voting “None of the Above” won’t do it, because that doesn’t specify what you want instead of none of the above.

I’m pretty sure that if this notion starts to get traction, Fred Thompson will publicly oppose it. Don’t worry, and don’t listen to him. This isn’t really about Fred Thompson. It’s about the future of the Republican party. Fred ran because he hoped to influence that, but he failed. Now it’s time for the rest of us to take a crack at it.

So remember: Just write in Fred Thompson’s name when it comes time to cast your vote. (There’s nothing stopping you from writing it in for other offices, either).

And ignore all the squalling that you have to vote GOP because it is marginally less evil than the Democrats. Given the rate of decay we’re seeing now, even that won’t be true (if it really is even now) in a couple more election cycles.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; conservatives; election; electionpresident; elections; fredthompson; gop; republicans
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1 posted on 01/27/2008 1:25:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Incredibly stupid advice.


2 posted on 01/27/2008 1:26:06 PM PST by docbnj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember everyone who sent a message by voting for Ross Perot. Hellooooo President Clinton....


3 posted on 01/27/2008 1:27:29 PM PST by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: docbnj; All

“Incredibly stupid advice.”

Agreed. Supporting someone in the race is our right. Voting for someone who isn’t running any longer is just giving it to MCCAIN!!!!


4 posted on 01/27/2008 1:27:41 PM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vote your conscience, because voting for ‘electibility’ is a proven failure.


5 posted on 01/27/2008 1:27:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am planning on voting for Alan Keyes if he is no the ballot. If not I would write in Fred.

U.S. Army Retired


6 posted on 01/27/2008 1:27:45 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: docbnj

well the GOP is the stupid party so stupid advice is not a big surprise


7 posted on 01/27/2008 1:28:02 PM PST by ari-freedom (the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I canít imagine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is a message that says I'm willing to waste my time in order to make an infantile point.
8 posted on 01/27/2008 1:28:18 PM PST by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric political & social system in the drag of religion.)
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To: docbnj
Incredibly stupid advice.

As a Thompson supporter, I agree. No one remembers "messages" sent. What's remembered is who becomes president.

9 posted on 01/27/2008 1:28:28 PM PST by Glenmerle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Possible short term pain for possible long term gain.


10 posted on 01/27/2008 1:28:36 PM PST by Mojave
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To: docbnj

There is one good reason to write in Fred in a general election: it will enable you to make Ted Kennedy, Osama Obama (as Kennedy once called him), John Edwards, Soros, and all the other libs very happy.

Or you could stay home and sulk, which would have the same effect.


11 posted on 01/27/2008 1:28:57 PM PST by docbnj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you even need to write in his last name, or just write “FRed”? They’ll know who we’re talking about, right?


12 posted on 01/27/2008 1:29:07 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: skeeter

yet for some strange reason kerry is not our president.


13 posted on 01/27/2008 1:29:10 PM PST by ari-freedom (the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I canít imagine.)
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To: ari-freedom

You’ll have to flesh that comment out for me.


14 posted on 01/27/2008 1:29:52 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mojave

long term gain for hillary chavez


15 posted on 01/27/2008 1:29:55 PM PST by ari-freedom (the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I canít imagine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a better idea. Vote for Mitt Romney and keep John McCain from getting the nomination.

Even if one was going to write in a candidate - why pick Fred Thompson? Write in “Ronald Reagan” if the intent is just a protest vote.


16 posted on 01/27/2008 1:30:21 PM PST by plain talk
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To: docbnj

Romney, Rudy, McCain or Huck will make the libs happy too.


17 posted on 01/27/2008 1:30:31 PM PST by Mojave
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To: docbnj; 2ndDivisionVet
Incredibly stupid advice.
Ditto.
 
18 posted on 01/27/2008 1:30:35 PM PST by counterpunch (Mike Huckabee ó The Religious Wrong)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Might as well write in “Hillary!”. Same results.


19 posted on 01/27/2008 1:30:47 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: skeeter

Bush wasn’t exactly the smartest person in the world or the most conservative but he was heaps better than any democrat and I’m glad that he’s in charge instead of Gore or Kerry.


20 posted on 01/27/2008 1:31:41 PM PST by ari-freedom (the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I canít imagine.)
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