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Thompson To Drop Out [Vanity]

Posted on 01/21/2008 8:13:53 AM PST by PurpleMan

Just heard on Laura Ingram (quoting Carl Cameron of FoxNews) that Thompson will drop out tomorrow.

Bad results, ill mother....


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To: rintense

When Laura said about Mitt, ‘he’s hot!!!!’, I shook and bowed my head.

I am glad I did not hear that. lol. People always say here that politics has turned in American Idol but I never believed it. If just thought it was some FRiends being funny, but that statement is a bit disturbing. lol.


101 posted on 01/21/2008 8:54:47 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: rintense
Maybe it’s a Libido thing with Ingraham and Coulter.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but these two self professed Conservatives are either showing a lack of intelligence or they're part of the “New Conservative” movement, the one where anyone can proclaim they are conservative, regardless of past actions.

102 posted on 01/21/2008 8:54:51 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: cripplecreek
I knew from the get go that he wasn't the all seeing all knowing he was portrayed here as. They confused the man with the actor. Seems like Ahnold would have been a very important life lesson to learn.

I always thought of him as a spoiler myself. If he drops out and supports, mcpain, it will have come full circle.

Too bad people were so busy worrying about the mythical electability beast that they could only throw a good man an anchor as he drown.

I so agree with that. God help our country now.

103 posted on 01/21/2008 8:55:40 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: rintense

Not me.


104 posted on 01/21/2008 8:56:02 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: napscoordinator

Romney has been playing dirty tricks on Thompson since the fake website Romney put up before Thompson got in the race.


105 posted on 01/21/2008 8:56:10 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (This evangelical Christian is not fooled by Jimmah Carter Huckabee.)
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To: All

Oh, and folks, an FYI.

I was around in 2000 when the “base” were extremely loud about not voting for the lesser of two evils in Bush, when they could have had Bauer or Keyes or Forbes.

Turnout was just fine. The narrow win was because of the DUI report release and the stay at homes were so very few that they didn’t matter — and Hillary is much more hated than Gore was.

So everyone can relax. There is nothing new under the sun. In fact, I see fewer chest beaters on FR announcing stay at home plans now than I did in 2000. Folks are decent folks here on FR, now and in 2000, and when the time comes they won’t condemn their family and neighbors to life under Hillary with a Democrat Congress.


106 posted on 01/21/2008 8:56:26 AM PST by Owen
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To: Dixie Yooper

You will always have that, at least for now...


107 posted on 01/21/2008 8:57:04 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Mike Huckabee, Tithing via Taxation, the Christian Democrat way...)
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To: big'ol_freeper

“But all is not lost. Freedom and liberty require eternal vigilance and conservatives can take back the party.”

But, in the meantime, to what extent will the country be reduced to? With today’s changing demographics I fear that conservatism is a dying philosophy. Like entropy, liberalism’s end result is an irriversible path to chaos. Freedom and liberty, in the past, were often obtained by violence, upheaval and revolution, as is the case in our own history. What has not been factored into the equation is the ever creeping danger of Islam that our politicians conveniently ignore.


108 posted on 01/21/2008 8:57:11 AM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

If Fred can only hang in there until Huckabee drops out, then he can still pull it out. My fear is that if he drops out, Huckabee will be the beneficiary, and new life will be breathed into his campaign.

If Fred drops out, I won’t be watching any more of the debates.


109 posted on 01/21/2008 8:58:03 AM PST by murron
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To: murron

Fred is gone. It’s over. Everyone can’t have their candidate. Conservatism has degrees. It always has. We all choose the least bad option and in the general election that will be easy to choose.


110 posted on 01/21/2008 8:59:33 AM PST by Owen
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To: rintense

Wow.

Lots of disappointments lately, eh?


111 posted on 01/21/2008 9:00:22 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: copaliscrossing
I cannot believe that with people screaming for CHANGE, that McLame is getting all this attention and traction. If there was anyone that is the epitome of old tired policies, it is McLame.

Exactly why the MSM are pushing for him to be the GOP nominee -- that almost guarantees a Dem in the White House for 4 years.

And even better, if that Dem is Hillary Clinton, the MSM are banking on allot more scandals and Bill-watching escapades. Hey, that will sell allot of newspapers and that is what the MSM sorely need to boost their financial statements.
112 posted on 01/21/2008 9:00:43 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: cripplecreek

Conservative VOTERS are most definitely allowed in the GOP Big Tent . . . as long as they stay seated in the back of the bus.


113 posted on 01/21/2008 9:00:55 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I am starting to get pissed at Cheney. In the end what was he good for if not to carry on the fight? Grrr!

No use getting pissed at Cheney. He told us from the beginning that he would not run for President. We had eight years to get our act together, but we waited too long and we are still not there.


114 posted on 01/21/2008 9:01:05 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Hillary would do less damage than a RINO

My bumper sticker for next year;

Don't Blame Me, I'm One Of The Very Few Who Voted Republican

115 posted on 01/21/2008 9:02:46 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: sinanju

Thanks! Though I’m sure you wouldn’t last long with a bunch of pissed off conservatives around.


116 posted on 01/21/2008 9:03:07 AM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: GOPyouth

What is the current delegate count? Does anybody have those figures?


117 posted on 01/21/2008 9:03:10 AM PST by murron
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To: Owen
Ah settling, you get what you pay for...

Of course Fred has to drop first...

118 posted on 01/21/2008 9:03:14 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Mike Huckabee, Tithing via Taxation, the Christian Democrat way...)
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To: Freee-dame

“Fred did not realize how much he would have benefitted from the many months of early (ridiculously early, IMHO) debates. He may have learned before the primaries started how to talk a little faster, to stop clearing his throat and to keep his hands off of his face.

I agree with his positions more than those of any other candidate and believe that he is a man of character. I worried about the lack of leadership that he demonstrated in the Senate Chinese funny-money hearings.

Sadly his years of seventeen takes to get a couple of sentences right on Law and Order did nothing to improve his ability to appeal to a one-take audience.”
_________________________________________________________________________

I’m with you on that. It would indeed be nice if we could have some long-format “Lincoln-Douglas”-style substantive debates but you run with the tactics they’re using.

I too, have not forgotten his somnambulistic performance on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee during ChinaGate. I recall other conservatives noting this would eventually come back to bite him.


119 posted on 01/21/2008 9:03:31 AM PST by sinanju
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To: arturo
If Thompson stays in, at this point it will probably only be to help his buddy McCain by taking votes away from Romney.

I see him hurting Huckabee the most, taking away the southern vote.

120 posted on 01/21/2008 9:03:49 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: SE Mom

It would be easier, perhaps, if so many were such damn hypocrites. Say one thing, do another... seems everyone is becoming a politician, even alleged bastions of conservatism. One wonders what Rush will do next.


121 posted on 01/21/2008 9:04:43 AM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

You sell your soul at what ever price you want. My price hasn’t been met and resets higher by the minute.


122 posted on 01/21/2008 9:05:16 AM PST by A1 Southern Man (Fred Thompson , the one who can win.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Or

Don't Blame Me, I Refused To Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils - Blame The GOP

123 posted on 01/21/2008 9:05:16 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: normy
4. Sources inside the Huckabee campaign are extremely worried since they didn’t beat McCain in SC. Blaming Fred for the loss is not an off the cuff reaction. It is part of their strategy to fight Fred. While they will get a boost in donations now, they are still extremely worried about money and the ability to continue past Florida if they do not do well there.

HUCKABEE STAFF TO GO WITHOUT PAY (HUCKABEE CAMPAIGN BROKE?)
  Posted by ReagansRaiders
On 01/20/2008 10:50:14 PM CST · 121 replies


Rumor/undisclosed sources | 1/20/2008
Just got this from a trusted source I know personally: A buddy of mine has been on Huckabees campaign for a number of months now. He was asked yesterday if he would stay on without pay- as in- he was no longer going to get paid starting yesterday. There are a bunch of folks way under him in the chain of campaign- they're all being cut and then the campaign will be reorganizing with any that do choose to stay. Doesn't sound like there is going to be very many. That's right boys and girls. Mike Huckabee's campaign appears to...

124 posted on 01/21/2008 9:05:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Dixie Yooper

I understand your position.

But the RINO establishment is just a slow death.


125 posted on 01/21/2008 9:05:49 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (This evangelical Christian is not fooled by Jimmah Carter Huckabee.)
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To: rintense

Exactly- I’m tuning in now to listen to Rush...fingers crossed.


126 posted on 01/21/2008 9:05:55 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: napscoordinator

Fred will not be at the top of your ticket idea, the best Fred can hope for would be VP, and I personally don’t see that as an option.


127 posted on 01/21/2008 9:06:08 AM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Get the embedded reporters out of Iraq and finish the job)
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To: SE Mom

Rush started his Romney shift last week. Expect it to continue. I fully expect Rush to give the ‘Romney or Hillary’ speech in the next two months.


128 posted on 01/21/2008 9:06:50 AM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

We haven’t had a conservative nominee since 1984. I’ve grown tired of that situation. I might be leaving the booth in November w/o making a mark for President.


129 posted on 01/21/2008 9:07:49 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: TheThirdRuffian

In my opinion, the only reason he came in 3rd was because of Huckabee. If Huckster would drop out, I think Fred would have a good shot at the southern states. I hope he could only stick it out. Just don’t formally announce you’re dropping out. Skip Florida if you must, but stay in at least through Super Tuesday. It’s only 2 weeks away.


130 posted on 01/21/2008 9:08:47 AM PST by murron
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To: Owen

This is more remicent of ‘76 or ‘92. Put up RINO candidates and see the results.


131 posted on 01/21/2008 9:08:53 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: rintense

:(


132 posted on 01/21/2008 9:09:46 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: awakened

HUH? Geesh some people just like to read things into anything.


133 posted on 01/21/2008 9:12:50 AM PST by donnab (don't blame me ...I support Fred.)
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To: rintense
Some of us pointed out Laura’s hypocrisy... she rails against the View women, but then turns into one herself.

I saw Laura on Fox&Friends the morning after Hillary's tears. Laura said she sort of believed they were real.

Out of curiosity, I tuned in her radio program later that morning. She began the program by railing against the tears and saying 'yeh, she believed them --- for about a nanosecond.'

Later in the program, the interviewed Terry McAuliffe (IIRC). At the end of the interview the topic turned to Hillary's tears. Laura told McAuliffe that she felt Hillary's pain and she knew Hillary's displayed emotions were sincere.

I couldn't believe it. Laura waffled from one extreme to the other that morning: F&F (sort of believing) to her show opening (believing for a nanosecond) to her McAuliffe interview (knowing the tears were sincere).

Either Laura has no backbone or no credibility. She might make a good politician.
134 posted on 01/21/2008 9:14:17 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Invincibly Ignorant
HaHa...For being a winner all his life doing it his way!

Heck, I would give Fred Thompson a cigar for what he’s accomplished up till now, considering what the media has done to him.

***Donations for what? Sitting around at home and smoking cigars. He’s quitting.***

135 posted on 01/21/2008 9:15:15 AM PST by msnpatriot
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To: PurpleMan
My vote wil NOT go to a RINO this year if that's the case; let them learn conservatives have no use for two-faced Liberal sympathizers called "Republican" on the ballot.

If Americans have been fooled into accepting this as the best they can do; let them reap the rewards.

I'll write in a name before I vote for another RINO.

136 posted on 01/21/2008 9:15:27 AM PST by traditional1
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To: PurpleMan

The only surprise to me is that he didn’t do it Saturday. Fred was my 2nd choice after Hunter, but neither of them have gone anywhere which tells me that there are few thinking conservatives (or maybe just few conservatives period) voting in the early primaries


137 posted on 01/21/2008 9:16:26 AM PST by penowa
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To: Fishtalk

“McCain...it seems that these so-called “new media” hurt MCCain a whit. The man is WINNING the Republican primary and I’m bitter.”

The so-called Republican primaries so far have been decided by an influx of dem and independent voters.
I do not call them Republican primaries.


138 posted on 01/21/2008 9:16:59 AM PST by donnab (don't blame me ...I support Fred.)
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To: Owen
Conservatism has degrees. It always has.

From left to far left. Vote Rudy McHuckney!

139 posted on 01/21/2008 9:18:57 AM PST by Mojave
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To: McGruff
I can understand the Fred haters eager to believe that he is withdrawing. But some of his alleged supporters seem to do the same thing. So quick to give up. I just don’t understand it.
140 posted on 01/21/2008 9:22:57 AM PST by isrul
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Romney has been playing dirty tricks on Thompson since the fake website Romney put up before Thompson got in the race.

I agree that Romney did some nasty things at the beginning of the campaign, but lately I think he has changed his ways. I guess you could call it flip flop, but I call it learning a valuable lesson.


141 posted on 01/21/2008 9:23:12 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: copaliscrossing

Actually, this primary season has been a really sickening display of how the media is manipulating the minds of sheeple at will. The fix is in on a multitude of levels.

All i can say is that we are not powerless. If the new media can topple Dan Rather and swiftboat “Jon Carey”, it can find a way to get other information out too.

Obama and Hillery scare me. It scares me even more to hear people I know are intelligent in other arenas supporting them and buying their cover stories. Most people do not look below the surface and have no comprehension of the evil that is out there. I am so thankful for FR, where we can get a deeper, broader picture.


142 posted on 01/21/2008 9:24:16 AM PST by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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To: TLI

For what it’s worth, I watched CNN this morning instead of FOX...first time in years.


143 posted on 01/21/2008 9:27:01 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: BUSHdude2000

Fred will not be at the top of your ticket idea, the best Fred can hope for would be VP, and I personally don’t see that as an option.

The only reason I want Fred first is because he is old has heck and can’t run in eight years as he will be pushing 80. Romney is at least 15 years younger than Fred and can run in 2016. Do we want another open ticket again? I don’t this is ridiculous.


144 posted on 01/21/2008 9:28:01 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Romney is at least 15 years younger than Fred

Thompson was born in 42, Romney in 47. Must be the die job.

145 posted on 01/21/2008 9:31:42 AM PST by Mojave
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To: Owen

Do you speak as a Fred supporter? Or have you been supporting another candidate?


146 posted on 01/21/2008 9:33:04 AM PST by murron
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To: Invincibly Ignorant
All religions start out as a cult including apparently whatever form of bigotry religioun you espouse.

Great screen name. Fits you. 

Yes...I'm bigoted against cults.

30 years ago it would have been called common sense.

Today, people like you try to make it politically incorrect to refuse to vote for a candidate with nutty beliefs that rival Dennis Kucinich's UFO theories.

Won't vote for Hare Krishnas.

Won't vote for Scientologists.

...and won't vote for a Mormon either.

Sue me.


 

147 posted on 01/21/2008 9:33:27 AM PST by peyton randolph (tag line taking a siesta)
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To: GoldenPup

Have fun with it! Just to remind you...

When Scooter Libby was being dragged through the mud, who was the ONLY ONE to have the balls to stand up for Libby?

That’s the type of quality individual you lose should Fred surrender.

It’s also the thanks Fred gets from the RINO Party Elite.

If President Reagan were running today, his own party would do him in.


148 posted on 01/21/2008 9:33:41 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: napscoordinator

But character is revealed. Just as someone who only stops cheating because it isn’t working has revealed his/her character.


149 posted on 01/21/2008 9:35:01 AM PST by 9YearLurker (Fred just keeps looking better and better)
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To: Rational Thought

They saddled him with the RINO Bush, even then, after trying to do him in without success.


150 posted on 01/21/2008 9:37:06 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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