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Fred Thompson looks to go back to acting
Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2008 | Unknown

Posted on 03/24/2008 4:30:42 AM PDT by decimon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - After a failed run for president, Fred Thompson is getting back to pretending to be commander in chief.

Hollywood's high-powered William Morris Agency announced this week that it has signed the actor/politician, signaling a return to the screen for the former senator from Tennessee.

Thompson most recently appeared as grizzled district attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order" and has played authority figures in the films "The Hunt For Red October," "Die Hard II" and "In the Line of Fire."

Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Jan. 22.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: actor; fred; fredthompson; grandpamunster; hollywood
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He coulda been a contender.
1 posted on 03/24/2008 4:30:43 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I thought he was “acting” to run for President.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 4:37:54 AM PDT by TheRake (Still Taxed to death in Michigan....it's getting worse.....and worse)
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To: decimon

He should have stuck with it in the first place. Or maybe he was doing it all along. I was a Fred supporter for a while, until it was plain that he was a flash in the pan.


3 posted on 03/24/2008 4:39:46 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: TheRake
I thought he was “acting” to run for President.

I don't think that was an act, having a good gig already, but a man not personally committed to the run. Nonetheless, he may have been the best of those running.

4 posted on 03/24/2008 4:42:27 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

He looked that way while he was running.

Unfortunately.


5 posted on 03/24/2008 4:42:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: decimon

He came very late to the party and then acted like he didn’t want to be there.


6 posted on 03/24/2008 4:46:04 AM PDT by pt17
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To: decimon

I hope he picks up the paul harvey spot again.

Fred was the best dang candidate we had.
I’d put him up against Obama all day long


7 posted on 03/24/2008 4:47:59 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: pt17
He came very late to the party and then acted like he didn’t want to be there.

Not wanting to be there could go to his favor.

8 posted on 03/24/2008 4:49:58 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
He coulda been a contender.

He was more interested in enhancing his hollywood career than running for President. Look at all the free publicity he got with running for President.

9 posted on 03/24/2008 4:50:01 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: decimon
Fred Thompson is getting back to pretending to be commander in chief.

He pretended to be a presidential candidate, what with vacations between most major appearances, etc.

Maybe if he had approached the presidential run as a serious candidate, he might have gone further. But he seemed more interested at appearances Leno, for example, than being at presidential debates.

Not to worry, however. The loyalists didn't get McCain-lite; they got McCain.
10 posted on 03/24/2008 4:52:29 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dane
He was more interested in enhancing his hollywood career than running for President.

If he were a younger man, and a leading man type, then your point would have to be taken. As is, I don't think the presidential run does anything for his acting career or that he would think so.

11 posted on 03/24/2008 4:54:05 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I knew before I clicked on this link there would be all the “acting” posts.

Whatever his feelings about running, he really was our best choice. Instead of beating on him, maybe we should address the real issue, i.e., our nominating and election process seem to guarantee that we have only poor choices.


12 posted on 03/24/2008 5:01:20 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: decimon

LOL


13 posted on 03/24/2008 5:05:43 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: decimon

Those who do not want to be President, should be. Those who want to be President, should not be.


14 posted on 03/24/2008 5:07:42 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Roses0508

Fred should go HOME, and be a FATHER to those babies.

8 years as my senator was more than enough of his being McCain’s twin.


15 posted on 03/24/2008 5:08:04 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: 6SJ7
Those who do not want to be President, should be. Those who want to be President, should not be.

There's too much truth to that. The thought of being POTUS should stun any rational person.

16 posted on 03/24/2008 5:11:57 AM PDT by decimon
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To: TheRake

He was, but the script wasn’t any good.


17 posted on 03/24/2008 5:18:38 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: decimon

I thought he went back to sleep.


18 posted on 03/24/2008 5:18:55 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: decimon
Aaahh Fred, what might have been ......


19 posted on 03/24/2008 5:24:22 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: pt17
"...acted like he didn’t want to be there."

That was the best part! These walking, talking personifications of blind ambition who wake up each day, salute the voices in their heads and commence their strutting and preening towards their life-long entitlement to the Presidency frighten me. Fred's "All right, if no one else is gonna do it, I guess I'll have to" attitude was a breath of fresh air.

Sigh. Good times.
20 posted on 03/24/2008 5:26:26 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: Roses0508
Just isn't the forum it used to be around here. But of course all things change.
21 posted on 03/24/2008 5:37:13 AM PDT by ImpBill (Hi, My name is Greg and I am a recovering "r"epublican!)
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To: decimon
How's his Mother doing? Has anyone heard?

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22 posted on 03/24/2008 5:46:03 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Roses0508
Well said. I worry about anyone who actually WANTS the job of POTUS. It's either a power trip or as one of my old instructors said,

"Politics is not for the smartest or most intelligent people in the world. It attracts those who cannot succeed on their own and have to utilize others to be employable."

If you look at who we get as candidates, and who does all the 'expert' commentary on any of the stations, you understand how that is true.

23 posted on 03/24/2008 5:51:25 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: TomGuy

You can’t get any lighter than McCain.

an unfortunate situation where there is NO conservative candidate this year....

I have to once again hold my nose if I choose to vote for the Republican candidate.....


24 posted on 03/24/2008 6:48:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: decimon; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...

Fred news ping!


25 posted on 03/24/2008 11:24:05 AM PDT by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean
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26 posted on 03/24/2008 11:38:15 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Vote for The Huckster 2012- Who needs White House furniture, anyway?)
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To: Vaquero

I guess Reagan was the last conservative candidate, and that is now a generation ago.


27 posted on 03/24/2008 11:39:19 AM PDT by dmz
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To: decimon

I hear they are reviving The Munsters, and Fred is in line to be Grandpa Munster.


28 posted on 03/24/2008 11:42:33 AM PDT by Palladin (Barack HUSSEIN , we know your game!)
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To: Roses0508

Well said.


29 posted on 03/24/2008 11:49:54 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom

Sure miss the Fred-Threads...


31 posted on 03/24/2008 11:53:51 AM PDT by FlashBack (www.proudpatriots.org/www.woundedwarriorproject.org/www.moveamericaforward.org)
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To: ImpBill

“Just isn’t the forum it used to be around here.”

It’s gotten better once the paid shills for Romney left.

It was pretty funny — the literal hour he stopped paying staffers the pro-Romney spam on F.R. stopped.


32 posted on 03/24/2008 11:54:40 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: FlashBack

Me, too.

I also miss having a candidate I could vote for without throwing up.


33 posted on 03/24/2008 11:55:36 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: decimon
Fred Thompson looks to go back to acting

Good! Stay there.

34 posted on 03/24/2008 11:59:17 AM PDT by upsdriver (My kingdom for an acceptable presidential candidate!!)
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To: jellybean

Good for him! I still have a Fred bumper sticker on my vehicle. :)


35 posted on 03/24/2008 12:14:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pt17
He came very late to the party and then acted like he didn’t want to be there.

In my view, he was pulled into his candidacy by loyalists who know his philosophies. He holds the current political process in contempt because of the contempt most successful politicians show their constituents.

I like his Federalist principles and I believe him to be honest. We lost when his candidacy ended. Not Fred Thompson.

36 posted on 03/24/2008 12:25:33 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Ghengis

A toast for what might have been.....

We were given a test and we were found wanting.


37 posted on 03/24/2008 12:27:51 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (This space reserved for a decent candidate,,,lemme know when we get one.)
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To: trisham
Good for him! I still have a Fred bumper sticker on my vehicle. :)

So do I. And I still get stopped all the time by people who admire it and want to talk about how good it could have been, and how lousy it is now. I just got stopped a few days ago in the Costco parking lot. And I live in WA ... I thought we were all lefties.

38 posted on 03/24/2008 12:35:14 PM PDT by lkco (Go Dino!)
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To: 6SJ7

You get it. Plenty here, don’t.


39 posted on 03/24/2008 12:36:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
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To: decimon

Funny, how so many will mock him, yet I don’t remember any of them shouting “Go McCain” on any of our threads back then.


40 posted on 03/24/2008 12:40:04 PM PDT by papasmurf (WWOD? (What Would Obama Do?))
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To: upsdriver
I could not help, but notice your tag line.
Thompson would have been a more acceptable candidate than McCain.
My first choice unfortunately didn't make it.
My second choice, gone.
My “ill plug my nose” candidate, went too.
It is a sad state for the GOP when McCain is considered conservative.
A republican, a rino, maybe. Not conservative. Thompson would have been hands down better.
41 posted on 03/24/2008 12:49:25 PM PDT by MaggieM (Tanti galli a cantar non fa mai giorno ( Too many chiefs, not enough warriors))
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To: MeanWestTexan

You got that right!!!
Still have a Fred’08 decal on the car myself.


42 posted on 03/24/2008 12:53:53 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.proudpatriots.org/www.woundedwarriorproject.org/www.moveamericaforward.org)
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To: FlashBack

I have a “Don’t Blame Me I Voted for Fred” sticker.

One of the 1% in Texas who still voted for an actual conservative.


43 posted on 03/24/2008 1:16:35 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: FlashBack

Oh, me too. :(


44 posted on 03/24/2008 1:28:29 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Vote for The Huckster 2012- Who needs White House furniture, anyway?)
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To: Ghengis
We lost when his candidacy ended. Not Fred Thompson.

Absoluely correct!

45 posted on 03/24/2008 1:38:15 PM PDT by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: trisham
I still have a Fred bumper sticker on my vehicle. :)

So do I! I'm also drinking coffee from my Fred mug and I voted for him in the WI primary on Feb 19. :)

46 posted on 03/24/2008 1:48:00 PM PDT by jellybean (I brought the popcorn for the Battle of The Rinos - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean

I’m still wearing my Fred cap. :) Ah, well.


47 posted on 03/24/2008 1:50:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mylife

“I hope he picks up the paul harvey spot again.

Fred was the best dang candidate we had.
I’d put him up against Obama all day long”

I’m with you. He was the best and would have had no problem winning the White House against Obama or Hillary!


48 posted on 03/24/2008 3:10:37 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: upsdriver

No, you’re wrong. And I remember who you used to push. Someone who would not have been a good President.

Fred would have been a great President. He would have been someone I could vote for. I guess this answers the question about Fred being a VP doesn’t it?

It wasn’t Fred that was lacking, but a lot of posters on FR were and are lacking in good judgment.


49 posted on 03/24/2008 4:09:08 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean

Jellybean, thanks for the ping. And Politicalmom I wish were were some way to get rid of the gnats and flies. They always swarm around when Fred’s name comes up. He deserved better from those who would call themselves conservatives.

You two did a great service to Fred supporters around here.

I wear my Fred Thompson sweatshirt, t shirt, drink from a Fred Thompson mug, wear a Fred Thompson jelly bracelet, etc. All in honor for the good that could have been and would have been.


50 posted on 03/24/2008 4:13:05 PM PDT by daylilly
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