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Fred Thompson Backs McCain
Washington Post ^ | 2/8/08 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 02/08/2008 6:53:23 PM PST by NoGrayZone

Fred Thompson, the one-time Republican presidential candidate, endorsed Sen. John McCain Friday, calling on the party to "close ranks" behind the presumed nominee

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservatives; elections; endorse; fredthompson; juanmccain; mccain; mcmexico; mcstain; ourmexicanoverlords; rinostampede; thompson
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Please tell me it's a hoax!
1 posted on 02/08/2008 6:53:26 PM PST by NoGrayZone
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To: NoGrayZone

Fred wants to be his VP. No surprise here.


2 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:02 PM PST by gate2wire (Even when you know, you never know.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Duncan endorsed Huckabee, Fred endorses McCain. Dennis’ UFOs must be messing with their minds.


3 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:08 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Currently learning Farsi so someday you won't have to)
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To: NoGrayZone

We knew it was coming...


4 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:13 PM PST by madison10 (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Fred is obviously not the man I thought he was. I’m sorry that I ever even thought of voting for him. I’m glad he left the race.


5 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:42 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (McCain/Kennedy--Shouldn't we have at least gotten dinner and a movie first?)
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To: NoGrayZone

Have to. WOT and SCOTUS. ‘nough said...


6 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:56 PM PST by eureka! (This primary has turned into a real depressing experience. *sigh*)
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To: NoGrayZone

You got it in first, but here’s the second. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sorry, but if this is true I won’t even write in Fred’s name on the ballot. Guess the Hildebeast just won the WH back for Bubba.


7 posted on 02/08/2008 6:55:57 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: NoGrayZone

You are going to hear that Fred was promised something to endorse him, pretty soon there is going to be nothing left to promise.


8 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:14 PM PST by Perdogg (Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: NoGrayZone
It doesn't matter!

We need one page of these that are fronts and, one page of these for the backs, that we can print and cut, to fill the prepaid envelopes from the RNC and the ACU.

There will be a price to pay for supporting McCain.

We can vote conservative on Senate and House primary seats, and vote for anyone other than McCain on the Presidential seat, including a democrat in the general election.

9 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:15 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Thanx for your conservatism Fred.

Now, just go away.

10 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:20 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: NoGrayZone

Now it’s time for McCain to do the right thing and put Fred on the ticket. (And after the election, Dick Cheney can take McCain hunting).


11 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:28 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Laptop_Ron

Think how Huck feeeels. ;-)


12 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:28 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: NoGrayZone

First, I understand why Fred may say this.

Second, with all respect, no.


13 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: madison10

As if we needed any more proof that they are ALL in bed together . Wake up America ...


14 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:37 PM PST by sushiman
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To: NoGrayZone

This should drive all the Fredheads batty.


15 posted on 02/08/2008 6:56:40 PM PST by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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To: All

I swear, it’s like I went to sleep and woke up in Bizarro World.


16 posted on 02/08/2008 6:57:10 PM PST by jbarkley
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To: NoGrayZone

17 posted on 02/08/2008 6:57:37 PM PST by BGHater ("Ron Paul won every debate!" Rudy Giuliani)
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To: madison10

No, honestly, I did not. I thought Thompson would sit this one out.


18 posted on 02/08/2008 6:57:58 PM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: sushiman

What is the term G Gordon Liddy uses? A big goat screw.


19 posted on 02/08/2008 6:58:01 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: NormsRevenge

Awwww, geee. Too bad. lol Since I put Huck pretty much in the same barrel as McCain, I can honestly say I don’t care what Huckabee feels or doesn’t. Feels good, too! LOL


20 posted on 02/08/2008 6:58:01 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (McCain/Kennedy--Shouldn't we have at least gotten dinner and a movie first?)
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To: eureka!

No, SCOTUS will be shot to hell. We will get moderates or mod-libs with McCain. “I can’t get a conservative through a dem senate!” No, SCOTUS is gone with any of the 3.

You only have WOT. And then be prepared for your guns to be taken away if something happens.


21 posted on 02/08/2008 6:58:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Perdogg
You are going to hear that Fred was promised something to endorse him, pretty soon there is going to be nothing left to promise.

I don't think so. Fred was gentleman enough to wait until Romney dropped out before endorsing McCain. I don't think Fred gets much out of this.

22 posted on 02/08/2008 6:58:24 PM PST by madison10 (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: NoGrayZone
No surprise.

Despite what many here at FR think, Fred and McCain have been very close friends.

23 posted on 02/08/2008 6:58:47 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Secret Agent Man

I understand why, but it is too early.


24 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:01 PM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: mtbopfuyn

I was going to write-in Fred too, but not anymore. Guess I’m stuck actually voting for a corpse (Reagan). Geez! lol


25 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:08 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (McCain/Kennedy--Shouldn't we have at least gotten dinner and a movie first?)
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To: Laptop_Ron

I HATE to say a ditto on that one.....(silently, with tears says ditto).


26 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:19 PM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Unfortunately, much as I had high hope for the Thompson candidacy, in retrospect I suspect his entry and exit were a choreographed means of consolidating support for McCain by fragmenting Conservative support. If true, this is the logical conclusion of this process unless there is another step in naming Thompson as VP.

I hope I'm wrong but I've seen enough this campaign cycle to develop a large case of cynicism about what has happened.

27 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:21 PM PST by TCats
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To: mtbopfuyn
Sorry, but if this is true I won’t even write in Fred’s name on the ballot.

Same here. I will be sitting this one out.

And for all of you that are about to tell me to vote to keep out Obama or Hillary, shut it. You are the exact people that have run this party into the ground.

28 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:37 PM PST by ShadowDancer ( Losers always look for excuses. Winners never quit.)
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To: eclecticEel

It escapes me why any soul could possibly be surprised by this. Thompson and McCain were joined at the hip in the Senate, and Fred carried the water for McCain-Feingold more than any other single individual. Both Feingold and McCain’s chief of staff publicly credited Thompson with being the prime mover of the bill through the Congress.


29 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:37 PM PST by EternalVigilance (I haven't shook the dust off my feet yet, but I'm untying my shoelaces...)
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To: sushiman

They are. The next 20 years are mapped I’m sure.


30 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:39 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Perdogg
You are going to hear that Fred was promised something to endorse him, pretty soon there is going to be nothing left to promise.

Reminds me of the show "The Producers". Each old lady was promised a 100% share of the profits.

31 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:44 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Vote for McCain! Mental health is overrated!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Well, another man of no spine

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FT endorses JM.
DH endorses MH.

The two most conservative are now the most disappointing.

32 posted on 02/08/2008 6:59:47 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I’ve got to think about this, but I’ll say this much now.

Fred waited until this was a done deal. Cheney and Bush endorsed McCain sooner than he did.

Fred endorsement, therefore, did not give McCain any help toward winning the nomination, as it might have done if he had spoken before Super Tuesday.


33 posted on 02/08/2008 7:00:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NoGrayZone

That is a Freakin BLOG!


34 posted on 02/08/2008 7:00:36 PM PST by lil'bit
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To: NoGrayZone

Fred for Attorney General.


35 posted on 02/08/2008 7:00:50 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

And who was he supposed to endorse at this point? Hillary?


36 posted on 02/08/2008 7:00:52 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mtbopfuyn

Same here, I cannot write his name in. Hey, where is that Fish guy, anyone on the Rush thread on Wednesday?


37 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:02 PM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Very disappointing development.


38 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:16 PM PST by octobersky
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To: fieldmarshaldj; neverdem; Politicalmom; LdSentinal; MassachusettsGOP; MNJohnnie; MplsSteve; ...

Who knows? Perhaps a McCain/Thompson ticket really could happen.


39 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:16 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Laptop_Ron

Who would you have expected him to endorse at this point?


40 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:44 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: NoGrayZone

FRee Frontal Lobotomies while you wait.. Cheap!


41 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:48 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: Secret Agent Man
No, SCOTUS is gone with any of the 3.

Exactly. That would be the only real reason to vote for a candidate you really didn't care for. With that gone, forget it.

42 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:52 PM PST by ShadowDancer ( Losers always look for excuses. Winners never quit.)
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To: NoGrayZone

A sad day indeed for those of us who once supported him in what was clearly a phony campaign.


43 posted on 02/08/2008 7:01:55 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: LdSentinal

Fred endorsed McCain in 2000.


44 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:07 PM PST by Perdogg (Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: Clintonfatigued

McCain/Crist once Crist gets married.


45 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:08 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: NoGrayZone

I am sick and completely disgruntled with politics.


46 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:15 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: gate2wire

I agree. Picking Fred as a VP would go a long way towards mending fences. But McCain has still burned too many bridges.


47 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Don’t sit out. Please, and not for any of those reasons about a Dem in the White House. Vote for good conservative congressional candidates! If you’re not going to vote for pres, that’s fine, but we can try to get a conservative congress if we can’t have a conservative president.

Damn, I’m starting to sound like one of those political cheerleaders I laugh at.


48 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:44 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (McCain/Kennedy--Shouldn't we have at least gotten dinner and a movie first?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Now it’s time for McCain to do the right thing and put Fred on the ticket. (And after the election, Dick Cheney can take McCain hunting).”

I like the way you think.


49 posted on 02/08/2008 7:02:52 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: Laptop_Ron

” Reagan “

Imperfect , but the real deal ...The last great Republican President we will ever see ...


50 posted on 02/08/2008 7:03:11 PM PST by sushiman
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