Skip to comments.Fred Thompson on CNN today
Posted on 12/28/2007 9:27:42 PM PST by 22cal
A link to Fred Thompson on CNN today. He said Condi Rice called on him.
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A great clip. Fred knows his stuff.
Fred, da man.
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Condi was probably asking him when he planned to drop out due to his pathetic fundraising!
I agree with almost everything he said about Pakistan, but I disagree that Pakistan is heading toward true democracy. The terrorists are more popular than Musharrif at this time, so a democratic election could result the same as what happened in the latest elections in Gaza.
That isn’t true. Musharrif still has a lot of support. Pakistan has like here in the US a very loud minorities that play to our media. Pakistan has a lot of radicals but it also has a lot of reasonable people who don’t want to see their country destroyed for the sake of radicalism. This is one reason why the radical Islamists have failed repeatedly to win power in the past.
“I’m just being me.”—Fred
I’m just being whatever you want...for now.
>>Musharrif still has a lot of support.<<
I don’t think his supporters are in the majority. Indeed, there is a good reason he has not cleaned up the lawless parts of Pakistan: he does not want his control to get any shakier than it is, by pissing off tribal leaders.
I hope he holds on. I don’t want Pakistan to follow in the path of Iran after Carter got rid of the Shah.
Thanks for the link to an excellent interview.
Fred is simply the right man for the job.
Ron Paul should drop out. I saw him on Glen Beck and he didn’t have a clue. He thinks we should just withdrawal from the MiddleEast and the world and everything will come up roses.
Let us for a minute imagine what would’ve happened had we allowed Iraq to take Kuwait unfettered and then we had ignored Saddam’s threats. There would’ve been no inspectors and Saddam would never had gotten rid of any WMDs. He would’ve been left to continue on with his goal of a MiddleEastern superpower. He may have not succeeded but one truth would have been certain is he would not have stopped at Kuwait.
Now we face an even more dire situation. Iran which clearly wants to dominate the MiddleEast. If we withdraw our pressure then it most certainly will development intercontinental ballistic missiles. It would attack not just Israel but more probably work to absorb Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. It work push for the destabilization of Saudi Arabia. It is naive to think that once such goals are arrived at that it would be happy to halt its Allah ordained conquest. What Paul suggests is a recipe for us taking huge risks. He seems to be stuck in a apologetic fairytaleland which would soon be an apocalyptic horror movie if he really were elected.
Don’t get me wrong I like a lot of what he wants to do. I’d love to see the NEA shut down and countless other agencies have their doors close but the risk is too high when he clearly does not grasp the nature of our enemies or even exactly whose side he happens to be on. A President of the United States must not be a neutral party making excuses or apologies for our very dangerous enemies. The US may not be perfect but our President need not be the lawyer for those who seek our destruction.
Dont you have some toys to go play with?
Musharraf knows exactly how to walk the fine line and ultimately give us the room we need to carry out the WOT , if we are truly serious about it.
We need Musharraf and Thompson is one of the few who recognize that . Just one more reason in the long list as to why he should be President .
>>Musharraf knows exactly how to walk the fine line and ultimately give us the room we need to carry out the WOT , if we are truly serious about it.<<
I think many may not appreciate how difficult Musharraf’s position is.
>>We need Musharraf and Thompson is one of the few who recognize that . Just one more reason in the long list as to why he should be President.<<
Thompson is my second choice after Hunter.
Easy to say when you have the Democratic party and Soros possibly backing your candidate . There is big money pouring into Paul’s campaign and it’s not coming from Conservatives .....
I agree...but if they are to save their country ftom destruction, they are going to have to step up now, and take control. They are going to have to deal harshly with the radicals. The alternatives are all bad, and especially bad for them. A Pakistan in the control of the radicals and those loyal to Islamo-Fascism, can only have one response, and a response that will build into a keening maelstrom. They will be leaving no other choice. Pakistan will *have* to be attacked with everything that it can be attacked with. It will become a gaping wound on the planet.
“Condi was probably asking him when he planned to drop out due to his pathetic fundraising.”
If that is the worst thing you can say about Fred Thompson, he is doing great. Thank you.
I thought he was getting his money from his fellow hookers in Nevada?
All those wackos you see pushin and shoving till Hell Freezes over,are the poor sheeple easily manipulative.
Pakistans educated middle class was at home watching on cable,we would be doing the same.When is the last time Middle class Americans went protesting all willynilly,we can’t we have to punch in early in the Morning.
shouldn’t you be spreading a bed sheet with a spray-painted “google ron paul” at the end of a freeway off-ramp?
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Excellent. Thanks for posting.
Boy are u going to be shocked Friday Morning.
Fred just raised 270,000 in 48 hours!
And you’re one to talk as a Paul supporter. Are we REALLY responsible for 9/11 or is that Ron’s imagination?
The girls are good at shaking down the customers for $1s, $5s, $10s, $50s, $100s, whatever they got.
That and their fund raising bumper stickers and t-shirts. “Ron Paul: How to REALLY Suck!”
Good Luck Fred, you are gonna need it (I hope you pull it off)
“The terrorists are more popular than Musharrif at this time, so a democratic election could result the same as what happened in the latest elections in Gaza.”
So what makes anybody think they have “democratic elections” in Pakistan?
Muslim countries and governments are generally not capable of, or particularly interested in anything resembling democracy.
Ron Paul raised over $6,000,000.00 in 24 hours. I don't think $270,000 in 48 hours will shock me much.
Well if that's your criteria, then vote for Hillary. The Clintons are fundraisers extraordinary.
Somehow I doubt he raised the money from 100,000 people.
Who funds Ron Paul?
Wow, how did you ever discover the Grand Plan? Yes, you're right -- Democrat party operatives and George Soros HIMSELF are driving around on the money bomb days throwing $102 (the average donation size...yeah, that's "big money") in greenbacks to random people (tens of thousands) and telling them to go to ronpaul2008.com and donate.
You're right. He raised the money from 250,000 people. Political donations are public record, why don't you go look it up if you're skeptical? Or would you rather be a DU-like conspiracy theorist?
Nah, I prefer someone who isn't a CFR member or associated with the CFR.
It’s no shock , surprise , or revelation who is truly backing Ron Paul . Ex- Deaniacs, Greens , and other assorted Leftist fringe groups ...it’s not even worth debating , as it’s quite obvious .
When Paul loses the primary they will all go back home to their respective Leftist parties and groups ....
I seem to remember of bunch of Freepers in Crawford a while back. And then there are the FReepers, and others, who outnumbered the moonbats in DC, on more than one occassion. Or the ones who also outnumber the moonbats outside Walter Reed.
And don't forget "Get out of Cheney's House". (I did that at the Alamo!).
Going back a bit farther, I remember a large number of folks on the grounds of the Texas State Capital, protesting the Assault Weapons ban. That was three separate rallies, two of which I attended. There were two cannon in use at one of them!). At the third rally, there were various rifles(old and as new as the Garand) as well as folks with holstered pistols (cap and ball "non-guns", which still drove the Capital police a little crazy).
Naturally, you have evidence to support your accusations. Let's see it.
>>So what makes anybody think they have democratic elections in Pakistan?<<
I didn’t. My original post said that I disagreed with Thompson when he said Pakistan was moving toward democracy.
Well, when you take money form neo Nazis and Fred Soros you can raise a bunch! Maybe Ron Paul will choose Cindy Sheehan as his running mate for his third party candidacy!
Dang you're good. Yep, 100% of the 250,000 donors who donated an average of $102 were ALL funded by NeoNazis and George (not Fred) Soros. How'd you discover all of this?
Point taken. It was George. And there are a lot of small donors. But there is no denying that the neo-Nazis, far right lunes, and nuts on the far left all love him.
Yes— I have prayed for him daily. Lift up he and Jeri in prayers that God would do wonders in their lives. That God’s will would be done in his life. Also for our country that voters would discern between falsehood and truth.
Do you not follow the blogs and other internet sites supporting Ron Paul? Of course you do. So maybe we could all spend a lot less time arguing by not pretending each side is stupid. OK?
I have friends and acquaintances who support Ron Paul. They nearly all fit into the fringe, borderline anarchist type. None have ever voted for a Republican. The most mainstream supporters are disgruntled, laid off union workers. Then I read a bit on the net from his supporters and it confirms his support for him in my locale.
Not trying to initiate a spitting match with you. But let's not pretend that Ron Paul does not pull support from people who would not dream of supporting a conservative candidate.