Skip to comments.Reviews Are in on Thompson's Debate Performance
Posted on 10/22/2007 9:59:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
"Helped Themselves a Lot Tonight: Fred Thompson"
- National Review
"We had been waiting for any speech, any debate appearance, any event with Thompson to be a 'wow, that was fantastic.' Well, tonight was that moment we've been waiting for."
- National Review
"Fred Thompson delivers the first blow..."
- ABC News Political Radar
"Fred going on offense."
"Thompson revved up."
"Kudos to Fred Thompson for coming out swinging tonight."
"He [Fred] ought to get serious points for guts."
- National Review
"'If a man can do all that and be lazy, I recommend it to everybody,' Thompson said to loud applause. Nice comeback."
"That was a really, really strong response from Thompson" [Reference to final question]
"Fred Thompson did quite well. Once again, he ended strong."
"Thompson's ability to slug it out with Giuliani, coupled with overall improvement in the quality of his answers, makes him one of tonight's winners."
"But if this debate is remembered at all, it will probably be because Fred Thompson, arguably a sleeping giant, seemed to wake up."
terse and commanding.....not “tears and condescending”.........
Actually he is not that old, 64 is younger than some who have run.
I think you missed the subtle /s tag...
I used to note it in my tag...
Once he was in the open Riggo had 4.4 speed and could outrun all but the quickest DBs.
“save for one floundering answer on education.”
His answer was dead on in my estimation. Gutsy, accurate and exactly where I stand on the issue.
No, that’s John Edwards
LOL! He also had Sheriff Taylor to back him up when he got in over his head!
I was hoping to see Fred step up and he did last night, but when I learned he voted with the trial lawyers and against the doctors he lost my vote. I can’t support a candidate who supports legalized extortion.
>> He reminds me of John Riggins
Man, I miss players like John Riggins...
Does the NFL even have such a player anymore?
What I saw Fred had an excellent night. His last line was something Reagan would come up with. Nailed all his critics with 1 line.
Pray for W and Our Troops
You forgot the time he played a racist bigot on that show Wiseguy.
1. It'd be the shortest State of the Union address; "I BELIEEEEEEVE!!!"
2. It's somehow refreshing to know that some of us on FR are willing to vote for a man, not because he's the village idiot, but because he's OUR IDIOT! That's really Kool (in an 'Aid' sort of way) :)
3. Ire away! I need a laugh.
Several of the candidates did really well last night, better than I’ve seen them before [like McCain]. Made good points. Rudy sounded likeable and joked, but he did not answer a direct question.
I prefer to think who helped themselves, and who didn’t help themselves, rather than think who won or didn’t win.
I support Fred and am enthused at how he did, but it was good to hear some good points from some of the other candidates. It seemed that a lot of it was centered around things Fred has been saying on the campaign trail, which was good. He framed the debate.
Yeah, and RP has Alex Jones :)
Good photo. But, somebody should wake McCain up...
#55...Who are all those little people standing next to Fred Thompson?
Thats pretty much how I see it as well.
Of course he came off better last night.. he died
on the vine the first time out. But I have to
tell you, I’m getting pretty tired of hearing
him iterate the resume of his work ethic.
None of the other candidates are going back
45 years to fill us in on a teen-age marriage
and fatherhood. NTL, I’m willing to give
him the boot-strap education/ambition. And,
if the powers that be decide he’s the GOP
candidate, I’ll vote for him. But then, I’ll
vote for any Republican other than McCain