Skip to comments.Fred Thompson on Hannity and Colmes 5/1/07 (Live Thread)
Posted on 05/01/2007 3:08:56 PM PDT by Politicalmom
Tuesday, May 1:
EXCLUSIVE! Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson sits down with us tonight. Will he or won't he enter the 2008 presidential race?
I thought Thompson was very well spoken and very humble. I was quite impressed.
“Last Best Chance” was a short film made by the Nunn committee on nuclear proliferation and terrorism.
FDT played the POTUS.
Yes, regarding Fred, I am inclined to ask questions.
My motives are sincere. Conservatives must voice their demands now, or our agenda will be drowned out down the road.
This is what got my attention. I apologize if I misunderstood it.
Too much Southern for one ticket. Some of us Northerners are about Southerned-out. :-) But I could put up with Fred's accent, I suppose, since it utters so much common sense.
See my comment above.
That was a quote from a lefty blog.
I should have delineated better. :)
Thanks! I’m on a mission. :-)
I see a bunch of things I’ll know how to fix next time around.
Practice makes perfect!
There'll probably be a third-party candidate in there somewhere, but with only a minor drain-off.
Reagan was 69 when elected.
Fred will do fine.
Maybe we have had too many youngsters lately anyways.
I saw the interview - it was great!
Very purposeful! Thoughtful! Weighing his words.
I was ticked at what Morris said .. about the GOP wanting someone more forceful .. etc.
WE DON’T WANT A FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON .. we want someone who believes in America and in us. Morris is all wrong about how Fred appeared in the interview.
Besides, you don’t have to yell to speak the truth.
Out of the office on business and missed H&C, please tell me someone has the video?!?
Yes. I believe he and his first wife were divorced even before he ran for the Senate. I think he met Jeri when he was in DC. She worked in some sort of capacity for the Republican party, or some group associated with the party.
I wish I had seen it! Does anyone know if it is linked anywhere yet?
While I agree with your remarks and sentiment I admit I do want a President who will cut through the nonsense of the MSM in a clear manner to get his message out. I think Fred is a conservative who can do this effectively.
Bush threw up the white flag a long time ago and consequently his message, effectiveness, and ability to govern has been wiped out by the constant stream we get out of the MSM today.
Many of us speak with that “hick sounding twang” that you abhor.
However, if you’ll look at the electoral map, you may notice that our twangs and drawls are a pretty good indicator of sound thinking. Surely you meant no disrespect.
“Slipped” as in unintentionally let slip his intentions to run.
I get teased about my southern drawl.
I tell them it means a little more thought goes into what comes out of my mouth and that ain’t a bad thing.
Oh, that’s right! Someone mentioned it on another thread the other day. Any idea where I could find it? I just checked Netflix, and it’s not there.
Nice, but when you blend the red and blue together, I was expecting it to say “The Fred States” ;o)
This is only the second time, including "Dutch", that I have been excited about a candidate.
Well .. the only people throwing up white flags are the dems .. not Bush.
I remain very frustrated with the MSM reporting on the war as well as the rare response from the White House.
I campaigned for Fred when he ran for senate in Tennessee and one of the things I like the most is his ability to articulate his message effectively.
I really think he will win if he enters the race and I have worn out my friends and co-workers with my excitement.
Otay! We’re good!
Here in GA, we had the chance to get Herman Cain as a senator, but a three way race put Isakson back in. He’s ok, but Herman was great.
UGH. That map depresses me. But that is no fault of yours. I happen to live in one of the “other” colored states.
Though we were turning purple until the last election.
It is nice to see all that RED (FRED States) though! :^)
Well, I have read all the way to the end of this thread and see no reason to think that Fred did not do well.
I have been wishing for someone to support instead of Rudy for so long I was afraid to hope he was the one.
I guess I can breathe a sigh of relief now and happily wait for the announcement!
Thanks for the cover!!
HE’ll announce MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND....(IMO)
That’s a good choice too, very VERY patriotic holiday.
The sooner the better! :-)
Thanks, my wife seemed a little edgy that day. ;-D
Your post just said it all. But, afterall, Fred Thompson is an actor and though there are MANY more conservatives that would be better candidates and you could understand the hysteria, I see another George Allen in the making. Fred Thompson will be an acceptable conservative on most issues, but will turn out to be a major disappointment as candidate and leader, if he actually was so sure a thing for election. More of the same. Duncan Hunter remains exactly the kind of man this country needs and has the spine that Fred and the others lack. But his name doesn’t stand out because he’s not an actor! If Fred gets the nomination I don’t want to see Hunter on the ticket. Thompson can run on his own and go down on his own. And the derisiveness toward Hunter’s candidacy is enough that they should not have the audacity to want him to pick up for Thompson’s faults. Find another VP. Same old, same old GOP.
Fred Thompson can pick someone else as VP. Thompson should run on his own and not be shown to be the lesser candidate on the ticket.
Thanks for the compliment but I’m no Peach when it comes to transcription for threads.
Miss you Peach....:^(
Frankly I am disappointed in the interview. Hannity's questions were very soft, as were Fred's answers. I learned nothing new, nor would I think anyone that was watching. Hannity has been much more agressive with other candidates, including Rudy and McCain. With the Rudy interview, Hannity pushed Gulliani to admit whether or not he was running - and that was like in February or so.
In the intro, Hannity claims he will "talk about (Thompson's) potential run for the Witehouse" - yet what they did was talk ask about running for President in a generic sense. There was nothing specific to the subject of "Many conservative are disappointed with the current field of GOP candidates...Are you running and why would you be a better choice?"
And the absence of pointing out how he is different than the others was striking. This is valuable face time, and regardless of his intentions, you would think Thompson would want to get that out there. Instead he appears like all of the others. I did not hear how Fred was better than others due to his positions on issues, nor did I hear anything beyond lite retoric on the war on terror. Harry Reid is an easy target, and several other candidates have already stepped out in front on this issue in a much stronger way. In fact, we got the same rhetoric that we have heard from Bush - we are all in this together and the Democrats are going to contribute to the solution.
The only impression I got was he is still considering a run...but why he really thinks he can make a difference escapes me after watching it.
I saw Thompson debate Houston in his Senate run years back, and that was an impressive showing. But I think this interview was awful and does not give one any more feel for his decision to run, nor if he is ready to challenge the front runners.
You can throw that old cannard out the window if it's former Senator Thompson vs. Senator Clinton or Senator Obama someone from the Senate will be President.
You're right about Romney though. The problem with him is that his social conservative credentials are a little thin...no matter what he says today. In 1994 he ran to the left of Ted Kennedy fr that Senate seat. One gets the feeling that he's willing to say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. I don't completely trust him and I'm not sure that he's a real conservative.
It is all about how they look and feel. Barry Hussein Obama has it made!
Ooooops, scratch that last comment...he is (gasp-cough) an eeeevil smoker!
Let’s set the facts straight. You said per the Fox news article, Reid never said the war is “lost”. The article DOES NOT contain everything he said, but the quote under the headline sure says it. And every MSM, etc. says the same thing.
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday said the war in Iraq is lost militarily and “can only be won diplomatically, politically and economically” after more than four years of fighting”.
Lying is a false statement made with deliberate intent.
I also checked Netflix for "Marie", which was Fred's first movie role, playing himself. It's not there either. I remember seeing it in the mid-80's, and was impressed with Fred then, as I was impressed with him back during the Watergate hearings.
I stopped listening to Dick Morris even before I knew he sucked toes for kinky kicks.