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e-mail from Fred: "Where we are, and where we're going"
email ^ | July 26, 2007 | Fred Thompson

Posted on 07/26/2007 1:03:09 PM PDT by RobFromGa

In the past few months, I've traveled the country talking and listening to folks. I've been discussing where I see America going, about what we need to do to keep our nation secure, what we must do to keep this remarkable economy growing, and the challenges we must address together for the next generation of Americans.

I believe the United States is at a crossroads, and what I'm hearing on the road is that a lot of people agree with me. They're ready to move forward together to meet our challenges here at home and abroad. They aren't buying into the defeatist talk about our security, our economy, and our future.

During this "testing the waters" effort we've undertaken, I've been saying the political waters feel pretty warm. It's allowed us to start laying the foundation of a good team across the country and to keep up this national conversation we've been having. Now we're going to take that conversation to a different level.

On Tuesday, August 7th, we're inaugurating a new weekly "I'm With Fred" email, complete with news, updates, and photos from the road. We're also working on the ImWithFred website 2.0, in order to keep in touch on a daily basis and to give you more opportunities to join us at events, help us organize, and spread the word about our efforts.

I'm excited about what I'm seeing out on the road. I appreciate everything you're doing for our effort.

Sincerely,

Fred Thompson


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1 posted on 07/26/2007 1:03:11 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom

for your reading pleasure...


2 posted on 07/26/2007 1:03:40 PM PDT by RobFromGa (FDT/TBD in 2008!)
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To: RobFromGa

I got the e-mail too!


3 posted on 07/26/2007 1:04:10 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: RobFromGa
He hasn't entered the Presidential race yet, but Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he's the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties.

Don't believe Thompson's claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary.

4 posted on 07/26/2007 1:07:15 PM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/07/jihad_fred_fred.html


5 posted on 07/26/2007 1:08:33 PM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: radar101

After reading Debbie’s column, I’m with you radar101. Go Duncan Hunter!


6 posted on 07/26/2007 1:12:00 PM PDT by notaliberal (Democrats and Republicans: the terrorists secret weapon)
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To: RobFromGa

I’m with him; please run Hunter as VP.


7 posted on 07/26/2007 1:12:17 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: RobFromGa

Is anyone else already tired of this guy?

To me he’s the Obama of the GOP - all sizzle no steak.

He won’t commit to run, doesn’t articulate conservative ideas, just a lot of platatudes and happy talk.

Why are so many star stuck?

I’m sticking with Hunter.


8 posted on 07/26/2007 1:13:25 PM PDT by wilco200
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To: radar101
La Raza in 1997 even gave then-Senator Spencer Abraham, architect of congressional libertarians' anti-immigrant policy of mass immigration, its "Defender of the Melting Pot" award.

source

Sounds kinda sketchy. Why is Fred Thompson associating with such people?

9 posted on 07/26/2007 1:13:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: RobFromGa

So when do you think Fred would be willing to actually debate the details with some of the other candidates?


10 posted on 07/26/2007 1:15:42 PM PDT by GulfBreeze (Support America, Support Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: rabscuttle385

Fred Derangement syndrome on parade. He’s his co-campaign manager for crying out loud, if you have an argument to make approach it on those terms. CMs don’t draft policy period.


11 posted on 07/26/2007 1:17:38 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: wilco200

So what did this email tell us about Fred

Uh... not much.

For Petes sake Fred, what do you think about all the issues we need you to address?


12 posted on 07/26/2007 1:19:07 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: GulfBreeze

debate or 30-60 sound bite questions asked mainly by liberal moderators with 5+ other “candidates” who are stuck at 1% support?


13 posted on 07/26/2007 1:19:40 PM PDT by RobFromGa (FDT/TBD in 2008!)
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To: traderrob6

Just let them rant.. the 1%ers will run out of money soon..and frankly, I attribute part of the problem Hunter isn’t doing well is to how a lot of his supporters act about other candidates, it’s really sad.. God protect Hunter from his supporters....


15 posted on 07/26/2007 1:20:20 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: wilco200

I’m still with Fred but I want to say that I do respect everyone here who is supporting Hunter. I got a little angry on another thread at people who seemed to be claiming to be for Fred one day and then against him the next, based on the choice for campaign manager. I am truly skeptical of those people. I doubt they were ever “for Fred” at all, just saying that now to boost their argument.

But anyone who says “I’m sticking with Hunter”, I just want to say to you, Hunter is a good man. I can’t argue with you about your choice.

I’m still with Fred.


16 posted on 07/26/2007 1:22:02 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: radar101

Did you see the comment from Norman F? Thanks for the interesting link.


17 posted on 07/26/2007 1:23:24 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
I've also given up on Fred. What a monumental disappointment he turned out to be
This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.

I'm skeptical about these sudden anti-Fred conversions.

There was either no support for Fred here in the first place, or this "supporter" isn't even up to the level of "fair weather friend".

18 posted on 07/26/2007 1:24:05 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: RobFromGa
No one is going to tell me that

"you knew this when you voted for him"

Words vs. Actions...

19 posted on 07/26/2007 1:24:23 PM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: RobFromGa
I think we need a new official icon for some threads:


20 posted on 07/26/2007 1:25:09 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: RobFromGa
Here's the direct link to the HTTP version of the e-mail.

I'm with Fred.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

21 posted on 07/26/2007 1:25:50 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: RobFromGa

What’s the status of the Spencer Abraham business?


22 posted on 07/26/2007 1:25:59 PM PDT by cookcounty (Famous Quotes: "I have not yet begun to fight!! ...and I'm so terribly exhausted!" --Capt Harry Reid)
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To: radar101; Politicalmom; jellybean; Sturm Ruger
He hasn't entered the Presidential race yet, but Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he's the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties.

So you'd rather have the 'Beast, Barrack Hussein Obama, or gun-grabbin', abortion-fundin' Ruity, because...because...Fred's campaign manager, who has nothing to do with Fred's policy positions, has been accused by a blogger of dubious credibility of being an islamonazi shill. That says a lot more about you than it does about Fred.

23 posted on 07/26/2007 1:26:37 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: samtheman

What difference does it make?

Either way you get a conservative, right?

I too, was for Fred. You can look back and see that.

Anyway, he is not yet a candidate, much to his detriment.


24 posted on 07/26/2007 1:27:06 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: radar101
Despite what we all think about Spencer Abraham and Thompson's hiring of all of McCain's and Bush's people, he's probably being smart since he's quietly plugging into the nationwide GOP machine (such as it is) and putting all of his pieces into play.

Abraham, despite his weakness as a politician and bureaucrat, IS a fairly successful GOP apparachnik and knows all the state and local power brokers across the country. Fred is probably calculating that if he can win the primary with this team, then all of us will fall in behind him when he finally takes on Hillary and/or Obama. Is he right?

25 posted on 07/26/2007 1:27:16 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: samtheman
I'm skeptical about these sudden anti-Fred conversions.

Ditto that.. just look at the post history of all these sudden anti-Fred conversions..

26 posted on 07/26/2007 1:30:11 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: traderrob6
Fred Derangement syndrome on parade.

Excuse me? So if I dare to ask a question as to why Fred even associates with such folks (by hiring them), I am automatically labeled as suffering from "Fred Derangement syndrome"?

Good grief.

While it probably is true that campaign managers do not draft policy, it seems to me that if I were a political candidate, I would hire folks to run my campaign who hold similar political views. Not perfectly similar, but in the same ballpark.

I would vote for Fred, if the election were held today, but I have my misgivings.

27 posted on 07/26/2007 1:30:44 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: indylindy
For Petes sake Fred, what do you think about all the issues we need you to address?

Fred has said many times he is not going to give us his platform until he officially enters the race, which he will do on his own time, NOT early, like all the other candidates this election cycle.

28 posted on 07/26/2007 1:30:59 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: traderrob6
CMs don’t draft policy period.

That is, until their candidates get elected, and they move into high level jobs in his administration.

29 posted on 07/26/2007 1:31:32 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: mnehrling

exactly

just like the RATS who claim “I used to be a conservative”

what transparent hogwash


30 posted on 07/26/2007 1:31:53 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: traderrob6
Fred Derangement syndrome on parade. He’s his co-campaign manager for crying out loud, if you have an argument to make approach it on those terms. CMs don’t draft policy period.
They don't?
Tell that to Karl Rove.
 
31 posted on 07/26/2007 1:31:59 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: samtheman

I guess my philosophy is this...

Don’t worry about the general election.

During the pre-primary conservatives should push as hard as possible for the most proven conservative candidate based on voting record and/or accomplishments. Who cares if they seem unelectable at the time.

If we truly believe that our ideas are better than it shouldn’t matter who are nominee is as long as they can clearly articulate that vision for America.

Number two, conservatives/republicans are going to vote for the R candidate no matter who he/she is anyway — if it’s Rudy vs. Hillary, I’m voting for Rudy - even though I can’t stand him

So why not push for a hardline conservative in the primaries?

Go Hunter!


32 posted on 07/26/2007 1:32:12 PM PDT by wilco200
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To: samtheman; All
I agree entirely with your post. I also like Hunter, but I'm supporting Fred. What I'm tired of are the "OMG, Fred did that? Well, he's not getting my vote" people who fly off at the nitpickiest stuff. Fred's going to jump in, and he's going to debate, and he's going to tell folks exactly what he is about. People will either support him or support someone else. I cannot repeat this often enough - THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME FOR FRED TO GET IN!
33 posted on 07/26/2007 1:33:40 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: samtheman
We had HSWs, now it’s DHSWs, RPSWs, MRSWs, heck, I think we even have some Stormfronters popping back up.. I wonder what’s next???
34 posted on 07/26/2007 1:33:47 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: rabscuttle385

I was not singling you out but rather making a general comment on the first half dozen or so comments.


35 posted on 07/26/2007 1:34:21 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: GulfBreeze
Fear not, Uncle Fred knows when to Hold U’m. He sure has all the others around the table that have anted up wondering if he is going to call, raise or fold.
Don’t show your hand too soon when the pot is lite.
36 posted on 07/26/2007 1:34:31 PM PDT by CHEE (Shoot low, they're crawling.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Me too. I’m glad to hear from them.


37 posted on 07/26/2007 1:35:11 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: The Blitherer

Well, its about time. He is losing supporters by hiring Bush people and waiting till he feels like it.

Frankly, I am tired of waiting. His wait is starting to hurt him.

However, I would not blame him or any other Republican for not entering before a YouTube debate. LOL!


38 posted on 07/26/2007 1:35:54 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: traderrob6

Ah, okay.


39 posted on 07/26/2007 1:36:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: mnehrling

Witches and Warlocks!


40 posted on 07/26/2007 1:36:41 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Fred Thompson has cooties, neener neener neener...)
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To: counterpunch

“Tell that to Karl Rove.”

You bet Bush is a puppet and Rove is pulling the strings.. or is it Cheney. I better go over to DU and find out for sure.


41 posted on 07/26/2007 1:37:28 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: rabscuttle385

Whether La Raza even has a “Defender of the Melting Pot” award has been disputed on other threads. What is the source for this? I’ve done some searching, including on La Raza’s own website, and can’t find anything.


42 posted on 07/26/2007 1:37:48 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: indylindy
Frankly, I am tired of waiting. His wait is starting to hurt him.

Me too...BUT I always remember that the reason that so many of us are hyped up about 2008, with well over fifteen months prior to the election, is due to the MSM.

Have patience. All will be done in good time.

43 posted on 07/26/2007 1:38:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: lesser_satan
The source was linked in my post: a National Review article by Mark Krikorian (Center for Immigration Studies) from Aug. 2005.
44 posted on 07/26/2007 1:40:24 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: lesser_satan

“What is the source for this? I’ve done some searching, including on La Raza’s own website, and can’t find anything.”

C’mon LS, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good knee jerk conniption


45 posted on 07/26/2007 1:41:59 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
You bet Bush is a puppet and Rove is pulling the strings.. or is it Cheney. I better go over to DU and find out for sure.
Bush isn't a "puppet" for Rove or Cheney, but they both play a significant role in shaping administration policy. Bush even gave Rove a policy position in the White House.
This was a simple, factual point I was making. Yours was nothing but a strawman.
 

46 posted on 07/26/2007 1:42:14 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: radar101
His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know.

I've sent him $150 so far, unfortunately.

The Spencer Abraham appointment puts an end to that.

Fred, you are as dumb as they say you are.

On the bright side, I will save a lot of money not donating to any candidates and especially not the traitorous RNC.

47 posted on 07/26/2007 1:43:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: lesser_satan
Info (or lack thereof) of the “Defender of the Melting Pot” award.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1871903/posts?page=57#57

Not saying it he didn’t get this award, it is just a mystery that outside the National Review articles (and the thousands of blogs linking to it) I can’t find anything official about this specific award, what it is for, or why people are nominated..

48 posted on 07/26/2007 1:44:05 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: counterpunch

Cheney maybe, but it’s the DU and the rest of the looney left that believe Rove has any signicant effect on policy.


49 posted on 07/26/2007 1:44:17 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: samtheman
This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.

I'm skeptical about these sudden anti-Fred conversions.

There was either no support for Fred here in the first place, or this "supporter" isn't even up to the level of "fair weather friend".

As for your "no support for Fred" theory, why would I start threads about him if I didn't support him? In fact, I was the first one to post about Fred's having his campign site up on the Net. So much for your paranoid theory about never having supported Fred.

As for your other theory about me being a fair-weather friend, you've got it backwards -- Fred has betrayed all of his loyal supporters by hiring an Islamist as his campaign mangager while we're in the middle of a war. He failed us, not the other way around.

And if Abraham's past dealings with and for Islamists against the good of the US doesn't bother you, you are a fair-weather friend to this nation.

50 posted on 07/26/2007 1:44:56 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo (logic, the Constitution, and the Golden Rule)
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