Skip to comments.Can Thompson's late effort pay off?
Posted on 12/24/2007 12:08:24 AM PST by County Agent Hank KimballEdited on 12/24/2007 12:43:32 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
Even his harshest critics would likely concede that Fred Thompson had a good campaign swing through Iowa this week.
But as he headed home to Virginia on Saturday for a three-day Christmas break before returning to Iowa for the second half of his Iowa bus tour, the question that this last-minute effort began with still stands.
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I see a strong 2nd place finish, propelling him to a victory in South Carolina. From there, I see a knock-down, drag-out come Super Tuesday.
McCain and Huckster are RINO's. Guiliani won't get the social conservative vote. Romney is an illusion. Only Fred is a consistent conservative. NOT a PERFECT conservative...but he's 90% there.
He needs our support!
Fred has a tricked out bus.
Romney has a jet.
Paul has a blimp.
That’s so perfect, somehow.
I more than likely will NOT vote for Huckabee, but I am getting sick and tired of people spewing out terms, like “protestant socialist”, Baptist preacher, ect. like it was vomit in their mouth.
I think you misunderstood the comment. The original context was a poster who said (I'm paraphrasing, but this is close): "We don't need two socialist parties; one secular and one protestant"
There's no criticism of protestantism intended (I'm protestant). The point is just that we shouldn't let our sympathy and respect for his religious convictions blind us to the fact that, aside from abortion and guns, he's just as far left as Hillary and Obama.
Indeed but many here have taken the opportunity to allow their own personal bias(s) against Southern Protestants to take on new life in their disdain for Huckster
hell, there are folks who just dismiss the whole state of Arkansas...
it’s the old it’s ok to bash Southern Christians thing here....
and the ignorance...many non Southerners here think Evangelicals are by default right wing and the same as Fundies and Charismatics....so ill informed
I think Cleveland will win the Superbowl.
Why, do you like Socialists? There are other sites where you might feel more welcom.
I personally don't have any bias against Southern Protestants, but I can readily admit that the floating cross ad really, really creeped me out. Can you imagine if Romney had tried to pull that off?
I supported Fred until the attacks came on Huck. If you compare the two’s proposed platforms they are very similar. There records are different, but apples and oranges..you can’t compare a Senator to a Governor. You will find lots of self-proclaimed Christians here, but true devotion scares them. The difference between southern Fred and southern Huck is that everyone understands that fred is acting, Huck is the real deal.
The appellation "pro-life liberal" is probably more accurate.
The fact that he is a Baptist preacher does not outweigh the evil Socialist tendencies he has shown. Go back over just what he has said in his campaign in the last year and you will see a record of changed positions, wrong positions, and outright misleading. Ethics charges, his family problems, even his choice to speak at such an anti-Catholic church the Sunday before Christmas leave me wondering why he even attracts votes.
Thompson, for example, is equally pro-life. If you don’t believe me, look at Huckabee’s stance on abortion at the beginning of the campaign... he wanted the issue sent to the states. Only when Thompson gave that as his answer did Governor Huckabee change his position. Thompson doesn’t have near the baggage. Even Governor Romney takes better stands on most things now than Governor Huckabee.
If Fred were acting, he'd tickle your ears and tell you what you want to hear not what he believes. I actually find it quite telling that the only actor in the race is the only one who's not acting!
Boy, I don’t I could disagree with you much more in that one short paragraph of yours.
Their stated platforms since the beginning of the presidential race are not that close to each other, and Fred’s is so much better defined than Huck’s that the latter may as well not exist.
Their records are vastly more different and clearly point to Fred being almost completely conservative and Huck being frighteningly liberal.
I’m one of those evangelicals that Huck is trying to talk to, and he could not be much farther off the mark with me than he is. I would not want him for a pastor or a president.
Also IMHO, Fred is doing a lot less acting in front of the camera than the other candidates have been, and a whole lot less lying.
Put me down in Fred’s column.
Are you there on the ground there in Iowa ?
Huck isn’t beyond criticism, but calling him Huckleberry, Gomer Pyle, Huckster etc. is childish and indicative of a prejudice against southern culture.
Fred and Huck’s STATED positions are almost identical. Criticisms of Huck are based on his past and not on his platform. Please go to his site and then criticize his positions.
I am not saying that Fred is acting conservative, just that he is acting like a Southern Christian and people are more comfortable with faux Christians than real ones. Fred is a Hollywood facsimile.
You are mking this up slander entirely out of your own prejudices. It really reflects rather badly on your own credibility.
A Protestant Baptist socialist running for president should put a taste of vomit in your mouth. Huckabee has never met a tax he didn't like, supports socialized medicine (see SCHIP), supports shutting down military prison camps that house and detain terrorists, thinks man has caused the earth to warm.......and will tell you that you are un-christian if you don't agree with him.