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Fred Thompson Announces Campaign Leadership Team [H. Baker, George Allen, Liz Cheney, S. Abraham]
Fred 08 e-mail | 8 Oct 07

Posted on 10/08/2007 11:55:03 AM PDT by seanmerc

Sen. Fred Thompson announced today the members of his National Campaign Leadership Team: Sen. Howard H. Baker will serve as honorary chairman of his presidential campaign and Sen. Spencer Abraham, Sen. George Allen, and Elizabeth Cheney will serve as campaign co-chairs.

"Howard Baker is my longtime mentor, advisor, and close friend, and I am very grateful that he will serve as honorary chairman of my campaign," said Sen. Fred Thompson. "I am also very pleased to announce that former Senators Abraham and Allen, as well as Liz Cheney, will serve as co-chairs of my national leadership team." Sen. Fred Thompson added: "These distinguished individuals bring wise counsel and invaluable experience to my campaign leadership team, and they will play a critical role in helping spread my consistent conservative message across America."

Sen. Howard H. Baker, a longtime political mentor of Sen. Thompson, brings a lifetime of distinguished public service as the campaign's honorary chairman. His long career as a public servant began in 1966, when Baker became the first Republican popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. In addition to gaining national recognition as vice-chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973, Baker served two terms as Senate Minority Leader and concluded his Senate career in 1985 after two terms as Majority Leader. He served as President Reagan's Chief of Staff from February 1987 to July 1988. In 1984, Baker was honored with the President ial Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. President George W. Bush appointed Senator Baker to serve as the 26th U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 2001. Baker currently serves as senior counsel to the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Sen. Spencer Abraham will serve as a co-chair of the Thompson campaign. Abraham most recently served the nation as Secretary of Energy during President George W. Bush's first term in office. Prior to that, Sen. Abraham served as an effective and highly productive U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Abraham served as co-chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 1991 to 1993 and he served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1983 to 1990. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Abraham holds a law degree from Harvard University, where he co-founded the Federalist S ociety.

Sen. George Allen, who will also serve as a co-chair of the Thompson campaign, brings a long career of public service, serving as the Governor of Virginia, in both houses of the United States Congress and as a Delegate holding Thomas Jefferson's seat in the Virginia General Assembly. Sworn in as Governor in 1994 George Allen brought sweeping reform that made Virginia a national model in economic development, public safety, education accountability, and creative government. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, Allen continued advocating policies to make America and Virginia a leader in innovation and technology and in 2001 he was appointed chairman of the Senate High Tech Task Force. In 200 2, Allen was unanimously elected a member of the Senate Republican Leadership as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Under his leadership, Republicans gained four seats in the Senate and expanded the Republican majority.

Liz Cheney will bring valuable political and foreign policy experience as a co-chair of the Thompson campaign. As an attorney and specialist in the area of U.S. Middle East policy, Ms. Cheney most recently served as the second-ranking State Department official responsible for American policy in the Middle East as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. In addition to practicing law at White & Case LLP in the area of international project finance where she served on assignment with the International Finance Corporation, Ms. Cheney also worked for the Department of St ate and at the Agency for International Development from 1989 to 1993. During the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, Ms. Cheney managed vice presidential debate preparation and served as a valuable surrogate for the Bush-Cheney campaign.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections; fred; fred08; fredthompson; georgeallen; howardbaker; lizcheney; spencerabraham
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1 posted on 10/08/2007 11:55:06 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Liz Cheney! Excellent choice. And was Howard Baker the Senate Majority Leader who led a delegation of Republican congressmen to the WH to tell Nixon that he had to resign? If so, another good choice.


2 posted on 10/08/2007 11:58:09 AM PDT by American Quilter (Keep this great conservative web site going--donate to FreeRepublic!)
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To: American Quilter

I like the Allen pickup! Awesome.


3 posted on 10/08/2007 11:59:05 AM PDT by commonguymd (Move it to the right)
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean

ping!


4 posted on 10/08/2007 12:00:00 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: seanmerc
Already posted... HERE
5 posted on 10/08/2007 12:00:16 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true Friend. Israel.)
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To: papasmurf

I did a title search. The previous poster didn’t use the exact title from the e-mail.


6 posted on 10/08/2007 12:01:30 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I’d say Fred Thompson just made it clear he’s very serious about the nomination.

I also like th timing, he’s going to get the 24 hour news cycle from now til Wednesday between this and the debate tomorrow night.


7 posted on 10/08/2007 12:01:58 PM PDT by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: seanmerc

Ted Olson looking for anything to do?


8 posted on 10/08/2007 12:03:03 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: steveyp
Ted Olson looking for anything to do?

Taking over Ginsberg's seat?................

9 posted on 10/08/2007 12:07:34 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: seanmerc


Now, If we can just crack Minnesota and DC ... ;o)

Fred Thompson'08!
10 posted on 10/08/2007 12:10:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: commonguymd
I like the Allen pickup! Awesome.

SWEET!
11 posted on 10/08/2007 12:18:05 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it- Aristotle)
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To: seanmerc

Lose Fred Lose.


12 posted on 10/08/2007 12:30:38 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Liberty Valance

Are all these red states you’ve got colored in based on some sort of actual poll? or is it just wishful thinking?


13 posted on 10/08/2007 12:32:01 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: sasportas

It’s Reagan’s victory in 1984. Of course, that was fueled by a whole generation of WWII veterans who are no longer with us, so there is no way the 2008 map is going to come out like that.


14 posted on 10/08/2007 12:37:47 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: sasportas

That was the 1984 election results.


15 posted on 10/08/2007 12:38:22 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: steveyp

Ted’s with Rudy.


16 posted on 10/08/2007 12:40:21 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: seanmerc

That is correct. You can save yourself time and others extra reading if you just search for a couple of words a couple of ways, there aren’t THAT many posts about advisors for example. You can also try the keywords.

Generally you can find an article even with a different title very quickly, unless somebody purposely tries to hide it from you.


17 posted on 10/08/2007 12:40:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

who is your candidate?


18 posted on 10/08/2007 12:41:28 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Lose Fred Lose.

Based on your home page, I'm guessing Mike Huckabee...am I right?

19 posted on 10/08/2007 12:49:17 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: steveyp

He’s currently an advisor for Rudy..


20 posted on 10/08/2007 12:50:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: seanmerc

I cannot express how MUCH this upsets me.

~snip~
Sen. Spencer Abraham will serve as a co-chair of the Thompson campaign. Abraham most recently served the nation as Secretary of Energy during President George W. Bush’s first term in office. Prior to that, Sen. Abraham served as an effective and highly productive U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Abraham served as co-chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 1991 to 1993 and he served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1983 to 1990. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Abraham holds a law degree from Harvard University, where he co-founded the Federalist S ociety.

~snip~


21 posted on 10/08/2007 12:51:44 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: seanmerc

This is bad news for Guiliani.

Baker is a power mind. (even if he has a blind spot on the Wahabis)

This is also on the day the “log” cabins launch a commercial praising Romney for his anti-gun, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual (anti-christian) stances. playing on FNC allll day todday.


22 posted on 10/08/2007 12:53:00 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: seanmerc

With the exception of Mrs. Cheney this group is less than impressive.


23 posted on 10/08/2007 12:55:30 PM PDT by kenmcg
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To: American Quilter

We may now see upon whom the anointment for intellectual successor to the Bush Administration falls. Even though the inner circle of the George W. Bush coterie is appearing to “stay out” of overt politics in support of any probable nominee for the Republican candidate for the US Presidency, some of their strategy for 2009 and beyond is becoming apparent. No such high-level assistance has come to any of the other candidates, and in fact, some slight discouragement may already be applied.

Look for Fred Thompson, seemingly laid back as he is, to get lifted to the forefront, slowly to be sure, but with a growing air of inevitability.


24 posted on 10/08/2007 12:55:41 PM PDT by alloysteel (Ignorance is no handicap for some people in a debate. They just get more shrill.)
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To: kenmcg

“With the exception of Mrs. Cheney this group is less than impressive.”

It may even be less impressive than you thought. That’s Liz, not Lynne Cheney.


25 posted on 10/08/2007 12:59:35 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: alloysteel

“Look for Fred Thompson, seemingly laid back as he is, to get lifted to the forefront, slowly to be sure, but with a growing air of inevitability.”

Ah yes, just like Bob Dole. God help us!


26 posted on 10/08/2007 1:03:03 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: seanmerc

Ah yes, now the Cheneys are on board. Are there any Bush people who are not in the Thompson camp? Would all the Bush insiders be getting behind Thompson if they weren’t certain that Thompson would continue with the disastrous Bush legacy?


27 posted on 10/08/2007 1:07:12 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: seanmerc

Ah yes, now the Cheneys are on board. Are there any Bush people who are not in the Thompson camp? Would all the Bush insiders be getting behind Thompson if they weren’t certain that Thompson would continue with the disastrous Bush legacy?


28 posted on 10/08/2007 1:07:16 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: xsmommy

I would vote for most of the candidates who attended the values voter’s debate. But definitely not Ron Paul. If I could pick from absolutely anybody, I would like to see a Roy Moore/J.C. Watts ticket. Or maybe a General Pace/Michael Steele ticket. Something like that.


29 posted on 10/08/2007 1:13:03 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Night Hides Not
While I would vote for Huckabee, he is not my first choice. I'm not comfortable with his fiscal record. I don't like his stance on immigration, especially his rhetoric. He is a great guy for the most part and I could vote for him, but imo he errs a little on the emotional side of things. He is too compassionate conservative when I see nothing compassionate about robbing from one American so you can give to another.

Still I could vote for him.

I would love a pre-2004 Sam Brownback (somewhere around there before he became a compassionate conservative).

30 posted on 10/08/2007 1:21:03 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: seanmerc

Hey, just trying to be helpful. I’ve done that several times, and finally, someone clued me in to FR etiquette. The second poster should ping the admin and ask to have it deleted or locked in favor of the first poster, IF the admin felt it was necessary.

peace.


31 posted on 10/08/2007 1:21:10 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true Friend. Israel.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

well i suppose in a perfect world we could put together our dream ticket, but we don’t live in one, do we?


32 posted on 10/08/2007 1:21:58 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

i would prefer to see Gen. Pace as the republican candidate for senate, in VA, against Mark Warner, actually.


33 posted on 10/08/2007 1:22:51 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: seanmerc

Thanks for posting this, I didn’t see it elsewhere and wouldn’t have known about it. I’ll keep my thoughts about the thread police hall monitors to myself.


34 posted on 10/08/2007 1:24:59 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Che was a racist.)
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To: seanmerc

Glad to see Liz Cheney involved! This looks like a group of folks who are plugged in to great fundraising and national campaign resources.


35 posted on 10/08/2007 1:29:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: seanmerc

Every time I hear Howard Baker’s name it reminds me of a job I worked for a couple of weeks repairing a dam on an exclusive mountain estate in Cashier’s NC in the mid 80’s. This old retired couple wanted it repaired so they could hear the water splashing over it from their bedroom. Every day the woman would ask us when we were going to be finished because she was having a big party on an upcoming weekend and then would go though, over and over again, the entire guest list of the who’s who that were coming, always ending with, “and Howard Baker is coming do you know who he is”?


36 posted on 10/08/2007 1:33:35 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Che was a racist.)
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To: commonguymd

Alright Allen! Be a good VP pick as well.


37 posted on 10/08/2007 1:35:59 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: upsdriver

Last winter we had someone posting with Nancy Lynne Cheney frname. That was just too weird. I didn’t even investigate it.


38 posted on 10/08/2007 1:50:34 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: CJ Wolf

Allen couldn’t even hang on to his own senate seat. No way do you want the Macaca moment played again ad nauseum for the whole of next year. Allen is a liability, not an asset, and will probably never run for public office again.


39 posted on 10/08/2007 1:51:54 PM PDT by tyke
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To: CJ Wolf

Allen as VP would be dynomite!


40 posted on 10/08/2007 1:53:10 PM PDT by commonguymd (Move it to the right)
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To: xsmommy

We don’t live in a perfect world. But I am sick of the strategy voters undermining the idea of representative gov’t. Who wins is more about power and pressure and bullying than it is about ideas and real representation.


41 posted on 10/08/2007 1:56:43 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: seanmerc
If this was a game of bridge, I believe that Fred Thompson would have a great hand to play. Lots of Aces and Queens.

Now if they could just give him some caffeine and lift his energy level up a bit.....

42 posted on 10/08/2007 2:06:51 PM PDT by MHT
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To: seanmerc

Is this the best that he can come up with? Man, I thought he would be the guy. Now I’m back with nobody in that top tier that I want. Prayers are truly needed for this once great nation.


43 posted on 10/08/2007 2:32:55 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past; calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan; Amerigomag; All
"We don’t live in a perfect world. But I am sick of the strategy voters undermining the idea of representative gov’t. Who wins is more about power and pressure and bullying than it is about ideas and real representation."

THAT, is so worth repeating!!! So many of us out here needed to read that just the way you wrote it!!!

See my tagline as a P.S.

44 posted on 10/08/2007 2:39:18 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Stop the gutless forclosing on righteous Reaganesque conservatives in the GOP!!! Do it to Lefties!!!)
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To: seanmerc

So, Liz Chenney is Dick and Lynne’s daughter. She’s married to a Philip Perry, once an Acting Associate Attorney General.


45 posted on 10/08/2007 2:51:16 PM PDT by paudio
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
I am sick of the strategy voters undermining the idea of representative gov’t.

Who wins is more about power and pressure and bullying than it is about ideas and real representation.

Bumpin' that again!

Getting back to ideas would be truly refreshing!

46 posted on 10/08/2007 3:09:16 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: alloysteel

Oh, spare us.

First of all the Cheney’s do not = Bush. Far from it.

Maybe if Bush had paid Cheney more mind he wouldn’t have created some of the fallout he’s done this last three years. Including the nomination of Harriet Miers that Cheney DID NOT favor.

Cheney was added to the Bush campaign because he had experience and because he was conservative. Two areas Bush was deemed to be light on. Just as Bush 41 was added to Reagan’s campaign to offset Reagan’s conservatism to appease the Rockefellar crowd.

Far from trying to make the case Thompson is the annointed one, especially in the face of persistant attacks from the republican establishment on him, I find the presence of a member of the Cheney’s to provide some assurance for conservatives. Except maybe social conservatives. Though I suppose Allen fills that absence.


47 posted on 10/08/2007 3:44:18 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.standwithrush.com/)
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To: Perchant

Fred has his own ideas, and many of them are not those of the President.


48 posted on 10/08/2007 4:22:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: seanmerc

WOW!

I’ve got your macaca right here.


49 posted on 10/08/2007 4:24:03 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: seanmerc

“I did a title search. The previous poster didn’t use the exact title from the e-mail.”

Oh my God! Let’s quit reading right now!


50 posted on 10/08/2007 4:25:42 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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