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've got some prime swampland real estate in Arizona to sell you...or perhaps you would be interested in buying a historic bridge in Brooklyn?
Near Yuma, I hear? ;)
Hillary wants to run against Huckabee because his fear factor will rally the secular progressives like nothing else.
He is a theological social gospel liberal seeking the kingdom of this world. Both his misapplication of the Bible and his political socialism reflect this. He is not “evangelical” or he would still be preaching not campaigning.
“I supported Fred until the attacks came on Huck. If you compare the twos proposed platforms they are very similar.”
Um, you’ve -got- to be kidding. They’re not even -remotely- similar. They’re not even on the same planet, except on abortion, and even there, why doesn’t Huck taking tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from the biggest stem cell researching company in the world bother you? It sure bothers me.
When did his positions change and why?
Fred's positions have remained constant throughout his political career. He doesn't have to twist word meaings or try to redefine conservatism to fit his platform.
...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.
That's an interesting thing to say considering one of the slams against Thompson is that he doesn't go to church often enough. If Fred were putting on a faux Christian costume, it would have been easy for his to start carrying a Bible and showing up at church every Sunday. He didn't do that because that's not how he lived his life prior to starting the campaign. If he'd suddenly altered his routine to include church on Sunday, you'd have better luck making the case.
There's a huge problem here. Fred has been a consistant conservative. That can hardly be said for Huckabee. There is nothing conservative about jacking up taxes, supporting socialized medicine (see SCHIP), joining the Global Warming© alarmists, calling for the shutdown of military detainment centers for terrorists, and rattling off propoganda that could seriously pass off as a discounted MoveOn.org ad in the NYTimes.
I had a conversation with my very lib bro-in-law. He laughed about Hillary being a total joke but strongly supported McCain "as a true moderate who did whatever it took to get the job done."
I thought it was an interesting statement. I honestly believe our primary process has been heavily corrupted by liberals who have either lied to pollers on their political affiliations or actually registered to vote as republicans in the primaries.
It's really the only explanation I can give for filthy RINOs getting such polling results. I don't know any republicans who are actually voting for them, so far their support seems to come from the left.
In that case wild horses couldn't drag me to vote for him.
LET'S GET 'EM - LOL!
Most of my family is from Arkansas. The single consistent thing they continue to repeat is don't vote for anyone from Arkansas. My mom used to work in the state house when she was a PYT in the 50's. She said it was like a constant track event where you had to continually run away from all the lechers. She left after an exceptionally short time of this, disgusted.
Malvern, Little Rock, Hot Springs, Ouachita...I'm from Memphis myself, though. Good folks all over up there.
Nice to know that we Southern Christians are not real Christin material.
You might want to get down on your knees and ask God just how (FAUX) we Southerners are in how we treat our commitment to God and country.
If you have any smarts you would ask half of FR to forgive you for such an inane offending statement.
Fred's positions have remained constant throughout his political career. He doesn't have to twist word meaings or try to redefine conservatism to fit his platform.And his positions are consistent with a conservative view of the US constitution that is shared by only one other candidate: Duncan Hunter.
All the others, including Huckabee, fail to demonstrate even the slightest understanding of the relationship between a conservative view of the US constitution and the entire concept of American Liberty.
Exactly what 'attacks' has Fred made on Huck. The only things I've seen coming from Fred about his opponents is making sure the voting public knows exactly what the other candidates have done, or have stood for in the past. Using your opponents words to make your point is not an attack, it's simply informative.
I think you have the wrong person who's acting like a Southern Christian. Fred has stated strongly that though he is a Christian, and a believer, he's not bringing that up in the race, because that's a private matter, and he won't pander to the voters in that way. To me, that's a breath of fresh air!
As far as the variations on Huckabee's name, there are folks here who've done that, but it wasn't Fred.
What Huckabee STATES and what he has DONE are sometimes different things. Since we have certainty about his actions, I think that’s what most folks would assume he would DO again, no matter what he says to try to get elected.