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Retired US Senator Fred Dalton Thompson Wins California Republican Assembly Straw Poll
Red County SB ^ | Adam Aleman

Posted on 04/23/2007 12:15:48 PM PDT by Smogger

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To: ElectricStrawberry
Not ones like this one. :)

:O)

P
101 posted on 04/23/2007 3:42:53 PM PDT by papasmurf (Name me one nation that taxed itself into prosperity. Run, FRED, run!)
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To: AuntB

So men who honor their commitments are BAD, in your book?

He doesn’t have to conform to your time table.


102 posted on 04/23/2007 4:01:02 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: AuntB

Yes, it can. If he announces then the “Equal Time” rule comes into play and the network has to give the exact amount of time that he is onscreen to any GOP candidate who requests it.


103 posted on 04/23/2007 4:03:01 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: mewzilla

Wrong. His producer wants him to run.


104 posted on 04/23/2007 4:03:55 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: Politicalmom

I hadn’t seen that. Got a link? :)


105 posted on 04/23/2007 4:09:24 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: babygene

“If your so sick of it, why are you on this thread?”

How would anybody know he was sick of it if he didnt come here to tell you?

It’s just like someone going to the Rush Limbaugh thread(or whoever) and announcing that they hate him and never listen to him.lol


106 posted on 04/23/2007 4:10:12 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: EYE33
But, but Rudy is the only Republican candidate who can beat Hillary!

Maybe at wearing a dress.

107 posted on 04/23/2007 4:11:59 PM PDT by airborne (Duncan Hunter is the only real choice for honest to goodness conservatives!)
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To: mewzilla

I don’t know if I can find it. I have so many, and it was just a throw-away line in a big article. I will look, but maybe someone else around here can remember. :)


108 posted on 04/23/2007 4:16:12 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: SierraWasp
"...with a whole lot of CA Freepers convinced he was some kind of conservative!!!"

Well, we've managed to offload a number of those "FReepers" (if we can really call them that) over the past several days. Really put a dent in our RINO/liberal/moderate inventory.

109 posted on 04/23/2007 4:17:07 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Politicalmom

Thanks!


110 posted on 04/23/2007 4:17:50 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ElectricStrawberry

The word’s gettin out!


111 posted on 04/23/2007 4:30:14 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: All

Listen to the no-nonsense conversation with DUNCAN HUNTER including WOT, borders, China’s cheating with trade, socialized medicine, aka universal health care (he is against it), etc.

After listening to him, compare him with other candidates, and I don’t think you’ll find any other candidate who is NEARLY as astute on ALL of the issues.
Click on the video below, and listen while you surf:

http://www.koat.com/politics/11847228/detail.html#


112 posted on 04/23/2007 4:36:44 PM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there.)
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To: advertising guy
Ah a Conservative dream come true, and a sure winner, a Hunter/Thompson, OR Thompson/Hunter ticket. Either way!
113 posted on 04/23/2007 4:43:02 PM PDT by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: gidget7

amen


114 posted on 04/23/2007 4:45:01 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: SuziQ
Interesting that Thompson even beat out Duncan Hunter on his own turf

California will always be "home turf" to an actor. I also suspect that people in the northern part of the state don't see southern California as "their state" anyway. In any case, the win is a good one for Mr. Thompson. Mr. Romney's people should be pleased, and I'm happy to see Mr. Hunter coming that close in a state where his base is a relatively small section of the state. If the race comes down to these three candidates, I'll feel better about the race than I've felt in a long time. The other one that I want to see considered is Jim Gilmore. He has great qualifications to be president and great positions on the issues.

Bill

115 posted on 04/23/2007 4:55:44 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Czar

Well... It sure suits me! Got a couple left to go, however...


116 posted on 04/23/2007 5:16:30 PM PDT by SierraWasp (CA is plagued with a GANG-GREENOUS REPELLICAN GOVERNOR!!! He's worsened the Gray Davis' MESS!!!)
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To: SUHU

Looky Look

:)


117 posted on 04/23/2007 5:21:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SuziQ

Yeah, but Hunter is up there! This is great!

The fight is moving to the right!


118 posted on 04/23/2007 5:42:34 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Move the fight to the Right!)
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To: HonestConservative

Duncan hunter is on Victoria Taft’s show on KPAM 860 AM right now


119 posted on 04/23/2007 6:19:20 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Petronski

Have they been banned forever or just a temporary one?

I missed that lively debate. Were they all Rudy supporters?


120 posted on 04/23/2007 6:25:39 PM PDT by JRochelle (Al Sharpton: Its hard out here for a race pimp.)
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To: processing please hold

“Congrats Thompson and Thompson supporters.
Gooooo Hunter! Hey, Hunter’s my man.”

Hunter is my guy too, but I will not be really upset if Thompson wins the nomination. I will be really upset if Rudy McRomney wins the nomination.


121 posted on 04/23/2007 6:42:38 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom ("nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.")
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To: ElectricStrawberry
ElectricStrawberry wrote: "Anyone else sick of hearing about irrelevant straw polls???"

Just the folks whose horses are losing them, LOL!

And this one is far from "irrelevant." These are the real conservatives of the GOP. These activists are the voters who determine the results of the state Republican primaries.



Fredipedia v2.24: The Definitive Fred Thompson Reference
122 posted on 04/23/2007 7:55:31 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The government, basically, cannot manage large projects very well." - Fred Thompson)
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To: TheKidster; Petronski
What’s the deal with that, did they get banned for being trollz and jerks or for supporting Rudey?

Do get an idea of what's been going on check out the link here!

123 posted on 04/23/2007 9:03:10 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: mewzilla

Found it.

In many ways, Thompson is a politician who learned how to be an actor by simply playing himself. A big man with a deep baritone Dixie drawl, he exudes authority. Pro 2nd Amendment, he looks like a guy who could manage a crisis. And, according to television producer Dick Wolf, who cast Thompson in “Law & Order,” he probably could.

“Look, I’ve met every president since Nixon,” said Wolf, an independent who supported Bill Clinton. “When they focus their attention on you, it’s like a light goes on. They have this unique ability to make you feel like you’re the only one in the room.

“I don’t know if it’s a gift or a trick, but Fred’s got it.”

Wolf finds Thompson’s potential candidacy interesting. He’s even had conversations with him about it.

“We talked about it in the abstract,” Wolf recounted. “I said, ‘You should run.’ He said, ‘Really, why?’ I said, ‘Because I don’t think there’s anyone out there who can appeal to the base.’ “

Wolf said he could easily see Thompson running and winning.

“When Fred Thompson walks in a room, people want to salute,” Wolf said. “But beyond that, he’s a remarkable consensus builder. He can see both sides of an issue.

“The character he plays in ‘Law & Order,’ as all successful characters are, is not too far from the mettle of the man.”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/celebrity/la-et-cause6apr06,1,1547951.story?coll=la-celebrity-news&ctrack=1&cset=true


124 posted on 04/23/2007 10:26:31 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: stockstrader

Well said! It seems that the party is REALLY pushing Rudy, though. I just cannot get behind someone who is so liberal!
Was happy to see Thompson getting into the race. Now I’m torn between Thompson, Tancredo and Hunter!


125 posted on 04/24/2007 5:05:47 AM PDT by captjanaway
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To: babygene

...because I figured you’d be here and I specifically wanted to hear from you.


126 posted on 04/24/2007 5:56:05 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years......WOLFHOUNDS!!!!)
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To: xsmommy

No, when ANYONE wins a straw poll, it’s irrelevant. When Fred wins one in CA, it’s irrelevant. When Romney wins one in SC, it’s irrelevant. When Rudy wins one in TX, it’s irrelevant.

It showed that Fred got 28 out of 144 people in the room to be Fred supporters, nothing more.


127 posted on 04/24/2007 6:14:26 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years......WOLFHOUNDS!!!!)
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To: ElectricStrawberry

funny, the rudyfans post about the most minute grouping of individuals coming out for rudy and we are supposed to find that relevant, but fred is never relevant. i agree, polls taken this far out from the primary are irrelevant. across the board. but i do think there is something to be said for someone who has not even yet declared showing up on polls and even on occasion beating someone who has been running for the past several years. take it to the bank? no. but interesting nonetheless. that fred even shows up and does half decently on polls when he hasn’t spent dime one, interests me.


128 posted on 04/24/2007 6:19:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Sturm Ruger
What about the currently horseless ones like me that know that straw polls are irrelevant, no matter who wins 'em? They simply show who's organizing where. Other than Fred getting 28 people of his into a room to vote for him, this means just as "nothing" as Romney winning across SC in straw polls like this one:

Romney 54

McCain 31

F. Thompson 12

Giuliani 11

Hunter 9

Gingrich 6

Huckabee 5

Brownback 2

Tancredo 1

Undecided 9.

Or Rudy with this one in OH:

Rudy 30.9%.

McCain 25.8%

Fred 12.1%

Romney 8.6%

Newt 8.2%.

Yes, irrelevant. Unless they're only relevant when YOUR horse wins 'em. LOL

129 posted on 04/24/2007 6:43:30 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years......WOLFHOUNDS!!!!)
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