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Fred Thompson in 2012?
Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Sept 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 09/01/2008 1:06:41 PM PDT by Zman

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To: ConservativeDude
Fred... Nice guy conservative who:

Rolled by John Glenn in the China investigation. Glenn later rewarded for his treason with a subsequent space flight.

Let us all down with us utter lack luster 2008 performance.

Give this a rest and let him contribute as he may, but forget him ever being a serious candidate.

He has dashed our hopes twice, in a most serious way.

51 posted on 09/01/2008 2:00:41 PM PDT by drc43 (NO Drilling for prosperity!!....Nancy Pelosi)
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To: kabar
I was a Fred Thompson supporter from the very beginning. His lackluster, feckless performance convinced me that he is not a prime time player.

hmm.. I thought you quoted me until I realized I hadn't posted yet. Ditto.

52 posted on 09/01/2008 2:01:23 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamaniacs suffering from "inevitability complex" go cold turkey Nov'08.)
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To: keat
Yeah, his campaign style wasn't exactly a run.

More like a stroll maybe.

53 posted on 09/01/2008 2:06:17 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: ikka
I think Fred would be very good in Washington...my first thought when reading he is “getting back in the swing of things” was that he's thinking of running for Congress..we could definitely use a Conservative there...they are rare birds, for sure.

I was really disappointed at his “lack luster” attitude when he was running in the Primaries, I even sent him money and thought he'd make a very good President....but I'm a great believer that there are times when people deserve a second chance..they learn a lesson along the way and want another chance. That being said, I don't see him running for President again, but he'd be very valuable in Congress or the Cabinet...you go Fred! I wish you success in the future.

54 posted on 09/01/2008 2:06:50 PM PDT by Molly T.
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To: diverteach

“We will be electing incumbent Vice President Palin for President.”

I am beginning to think so! Would be fun to see her up against Hillary! It would be President Palin for sure! :)


55 posted on 09/01/2008 2:08:35 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Zman

Sorry Fred, there’s a new sheriff in town. You snooze you lose.


56 posted on 09/01/2008 2:20:08 PM PDT by notaliberal (Christ Our Hope!)
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To: Zman

Sorry but Thompson showed absolutely no enthusiasm during his last run. Of all candidates who have run for office during my 68 years of life Thompson was probably to most casual and disinterested of any of them. I don’t know if he’s a nice guy or not but I do know he doesn’t excite me at all and I’d probably give him the same level of interest he showed in his last effort (if you can call it that). Stick to acting, Thompson, and make room for candidates who are truly excited about the prospect of serving their country. I’ve seen more fire out of icebergs in the Atlantic.


57 posted on 09/01/2008 2:20:15 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Zman

Sorry but Thompson showed absolutely no enthusiasm during his last run. Of all candidates who have run for office during my 68 years of life Thompson was probably to most casual and disinterested of any of them. I don’t know if he’s a nice guy or not but I do know he doesn’t excite me at all and I’d probably give him the same level of interest he showed in his last effort (if you can call it that). Stick to acting, Thompson, and make room for candidates who are truly excited about the prospect of serving their country. I’ve seen more fire out of icebergs in the Atlantic.


58 posted on 09/01/2008 2:20:15 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Zman

I like Fred, I strongly supported him in the primary, but Palin 2012!


59 posted on 09/01/2008 2:26:37 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Zman

Why would we not support Sarah for president?


60 posted on 09/01/2008 2:30:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: KevinDavis

There are some new kids in town, and none too soon. Fred isn’t going to run again.


61 posted on 09/01/2008 2:31:04 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Zman

Somehow, I doubt that is what he’s doing. More likely he’s setting this up for the stated purposes of electing conservatives to the House, Senate, etc.

I don’t think Fred is so short-sighted that he couldn’t see he has no chance for 2012. I’d also place Hunter, Tancredo, Romney, Giuliani, Schmuckabee and the others in that category. More than likely, they’re all going to be so far out of the picture by then as to not have a prayer. There is a whole new generation of GOP leaders warming up right now, starting with Jindal and Palin.
Fred would be doing a great service to be behind the new generation, as a mentor on Federalism and the law, and so on. Not to mention creating a better stronger organization behind them in terms of financial and media support.


62 posted on 09/01/2008 2:39:50 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Mitt just stated on Fox that he is not interested in a Cabinet post. Said that his dad did that, and wasnt what he wants, having to deal with a bureaucracy that constantly undercuts what you want to do.


63 posted on 09/01/2008 2:41:42 PM PDT by Mr Inviso
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To: Zman

Will his nap be over by then?


64 posted on 09/01/2008 2:51:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: diverteach

Not sure why everyone thinks MCCain will hang it up after 4, not likely unless health a real issue!
I’d like to see Santorum come back in 2010 and take out that Rino Spector - then run for VP with Palin in either 2016 or 2012.. Between Palin and Santorum, this country might actually survive and flourish.


65 posted on 09/01/2008 2:52:10 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Zman

No.

It’s not that it’s never too early. It really is too late.

I supported Fred this go-round, but not again. He never seemed to have his heart in it.

We need to see new faces, fresh ideas, and a hearty commitment to Conservatism.

Sarah Palin may be a good step in that direction.


66 posted on 09/01/2008 2:56:58 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Froggie

I wouldn’t be surprised if Pat Toomey decides to run again for Senator Spector’s seat, whether Rick Santorum also decides to do this or not. If not, then Toomey will possibly run for Pennsylvania Governor, and I doubt that Santorum wants to run for Pennsylvania Governor.


67 posted on 09/01/2008 4:08:00 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: pallis; All

I was Mitt head.. However, if runs in 2012 against Palin, I’m supporting Palin..


68 posted on 09/01/2008 4:31:34 PM PDT by KevinDavis (If Obama can't handle a town hall debate, then he can't handle the job of being President.)
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To: Zman

No - he barely woke up this time around. I liked what he said, when he could be roused to say it, but I don’t think he has any fire in his belly.


69 posted on 09/01/2008 4:36:21 PM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Puddleglum

Like someone said Fred has his chance and showed contempt towards all of us by being lackluster.
He said his PAC would assist conservatives of principle and then admitted he could support a Joe Liberman on the ticket.


70 posted on 09/01/2008 5:12:55 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: diverteach
Sorry Fred, as much as I like you you had your chance and blew it.
We will be electing incumbent Vice President Palin for President.

I agree. I went to 2 rallies for Thompson, had the signs and buttons and gave the guy money. For all of the folks who say they wanted a conservative, he just didn't catch on. And for prez in 2012? I don't think so.

Palin/Jindal 2012

71 posted on 09/01/2008 5:17:20 PM PDT by radiohead (Palin - conservative, female, mom, NRA member - good enough for me.)
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To: Zman; Politicalmom; carlo3b; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
Thompson says the PAC will support candidates who are "consistent" and "conservative" on the issues that matter most to him: judges, taxes, trade, and entitlement. "In some ways it will be a traditional PAC," he says, "but it will also be focused on the causes which will endure."

I don't believe Fred is gearing up to run for President in 2012. I think he's doing exactly what I'd hope he would do - he's taking a more active role in speaking out about consevative ideas and lending financial as well as personal support to conservative candidates and causes. Go FRed!


72 posted on 09/01/2008 11:54:25 PM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: jellybean
I'd love to see Fred's PAC help a certain woman we all love in 2012! LOL

Palin '12 X-Small
73 posted on 09/02/2008 12:56:08 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Zman
As much as I like Fred, I believe the face of the conservative movement and the Republican party has been reshaped by the pick of Sarah Palin.

Thanks for the effort Fred, but real change requires young minds.

74 posted on 09/02/2008 3:14:52 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: jellybean

FNC just said that FRed has been re-scheduled to speak tonight at 9PM.


75 posted on 09/02/2008 5:07:45 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Zman
Not a chance

As we now know, he's completely disqualified because he got a girl pregnant before they were married.

He can serve no public office ever again as a Republican.

We must keep the party pure as the wind driven snow. No sinners, or parents of sinners allowed.

End of story.

76 posted on 09/02/2008 5:56:13 AM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Jotmo
As we now know, he's completely disqualified because he got a girl pregnant before they were married.

So did the great Ronald Reagan.

77 posted on 09/02/2008 5:58:14 AM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: Hoodat
So did the great Ronald Reagan.

Darn. He did, didn't he.

Can we go back and unelect him? Erase him form the history books?

We can't let anyone know that any Republican, or their kids has ever sinned. The purge must be complete!

Onward Christian solders!!!

78 posted on 09/02/2008 6:04:31 AM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Jotmo

You do realize it’s the people you consider the “purists” of the party who have been the most understanding and compassionate to Gov. Palin, don’t you?


79 posted on 09/02/2008 8:47:43 AM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: ikka

You left out Duncan Hunter as SecDef.


80 posted on 09/02/2008 9:03:53 AM PDT by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: streetpreacher
You do realize it’s the people you consider the “purists” of the party who have been the most understanding and compassionate to Gov. Palin, don’t you?

It's precisely the ones who are NOT being understanding and compassionate that I'm imitating, so your statement is a non sequitur.

And why the quote marks? When did I use the phrase "purists" and what makes you think you know who I referring to since when I did not call anyone that?

81 posted on 09/02/2008 3:30:04 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: jellybean

I’d love to see Thompson on the Supreme Court. I think it would suit him, and us.


82 posted on 09/02/2008 10:18:16 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: Jotmo

Which Christian leaders “are NOT being understanding and compassionate”?


83 posted on 09/03/2008 1:47:41 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: streetpreacher
Which Christian leaders “are NOT being understanding and compassionate”?

When did I refer to any "Christian leaders"?

Another non sequitur. Are your posts supposed to be directed at someone else? Because you're addressing things I've never mentioned.

84 posted on 09/03/2008 4:29:21 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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