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  • Mark Levin praises Romney response to embassy attacks as very Reaganesque, his “finest hour”

    09/12/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin says that Romney’s handling of the embassy attacks are perhaps his finest hour of the campaign, saying that he has handled himself in a very Reaganesque manner. He says Romney sounds like a president while Obama sounds like a drone:
  • Herman Cain Still on Top Among Republicans for the GOP Primary Win but Newt Gingrich Surges

    11/21/2011 11:47:25 PM PST · by South40 · 50 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 11/21/2011
    NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The candidates may be spending Thanksgiving in Iowa or New Hampshire instead of at home this year as the primary calendar quickly comes to an end with just six weeks until the first votes are cast. As noted last month, each month the story line seems to take a new shift, and yet again this month we have another new story with the rise of Newt Gingrich. Among Republicans, one in five (19%) would vote for Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain in the GOP primary while 16% would vote for former Massachusetts Governor...
  • The attacks on Herman Cain

    11/13/2011 11:54:55 PM PST · by South40 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    ArkansasNews ^ | 11/10/2011 | J.C. Watts
    Herman Cain has had a tough two weeks. So, will he remain the “flavor of the day?” Or of the month? Or even into January, when the first Republican presidential primaries and caucuses will be held? That is, can the successful Georgia businessman’s popularity surge among likely GOP voters be sustained, in light of accusations by anonymous women, and some not anonymous, that he sexually harassed them— charges he strongly denies—during his tenure as the National Restaurant Association’s chief executive officer? ((snip)) That said, however, a great majority of Cain’s critics go after him, not because he is black necessarily,...
  • Today's Republican presidential prospects, staying in Ronald Reagan's shadow

    02/05/2011 11:34:49 PM PST · by malkee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 6 2011 | Karen Tumulty
    on why White House aspirants channel that previous president. "Great men have two lives," the diplomat Adolf Berle once observed, "one which occurs while they work on this Earth; a second which begins at the day of their death and continues as long as their ideas and conceptions remain powerful." Berle was speaking in May 1945, the month after Franklin D. Roosevelt died, and his words captured the enduring influence that FDR would exert over Democratic politics and liberal ideology for the half-century to follow. In 2011, they could just as easily apply to the totemic force that Ronald Reagan...
  • Persevering with Palin (Even a lefty at the Guardian sort of gets it!!)

    12/14/2009 10:27:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,085+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | December 14, 2009 | Michael Jeffries
    Smug and misplaced criticism of Sarah Palin feeds the resentment on which Palin and her followers thrive. Sarah Palin has the floor. Last Wednesday she wrote a comment piece, essentially dismissing the Copenhagen climate conference as a political stunt. On Thursday, she injected herself into another discussion, joining a chorus of public figures from across the political spectrum in their commendation of Obama's Nobel peace prize acceptance speech in Oslo. Her fame and access to the public sphere remain solidly intact, one year after her ticket's heavy defeat in the US presidential election. Much of the recent Palin buzz began...
  • FredHeads: "The Rumors Of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

    02/19/2008 9:27:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 343+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | February 18, 2008 | Ragnar Danneskjold
    A few weeks ago, Fred Thompson exited the race for President. In the wake of that decision, the FredHeads and the members of DraftFredThompson.com engaged in a whole lot of soul-searching and vigorous discussion as to what to do next. Fred's candidacy may have come to an end, but our faith in the principles that originally drew us to Fred was as strong as ever. The product of that soul-searching and vigorous discussion is Conservatives for the Advancement of the Reagan Coalition, a new organization formed to advance the key conservative principles articulated by men like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan...
  • Reaganesque -- Thank You!

    02/07/2008 3:59:20 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 113 replies · 160+ views
    02/07/08 | GOP_Lady
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  • The Fred Factor

    01/21/2008 2:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 689+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 21, 2008 | Quin Hillyer
    As has been reported elsewhere today, Fred Thompson's mother is gravely ill right now. Our prayers ought to be with Sen. Thompson, his mother, his wife, and their family. This must be a very difficult time for them. All of this political stuff is of only secondary importance right now. That said, here is what I would do, politically, if I were Thompson: I would just lay low. Just wait. See what happens in Louisiana's caucuses tomorrow. See what happens in Florida next week. See who drops out of the race at some point. And then consider reviving my campaign,...
  • What Fred Should Do

    01/21/2008 9:02:41 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 37 replies · 154+ views
    The Judge Report ^ | January 21, 2008 | Robert N. Going
    As if the week were not bad enough, now comes news that Fred Thompson is at his 90 year-old mother's bedside, as she fights off pneumonia. I rather suspect that politics is the last thing on his mind at the moment. So let me do the thinking for him. All the experts are telling him it's time to get out. The pragmatists and the realists are saying he's fought the good fight, but now the party needs to begin the process of unifying around one of the remaining candidates. They, for the most part, like what Fred had to say...
  • South Carolina is the first Republican bellwether (Fred for President)

    01/18/2008 8:56:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 608+ views
    RayRobinson.com ^ | January 17, 2008 | Ray Robison
    In many ways, South Carolina has the future of the Republican Party in its’ hands. Up until now, the Republican primaries have only flirted with defining what the Republican Party wants. Independents in New Hampshire helped push McCain to victory in a small state with little Republican presence. Michigan rescued Romney and was the most populace stage for a Republican primary yet. However, even that win comes with an asterisk in a largely Democrat state with a fair share of activists who were urged to muddle with the Republican primary by fringe left leaders. But his margin of victory should...
  • Fred Thompson's God-o-Meter Q&A

    01/18/2008 12:54:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 19,547+ views
    Beliefnet/Time Magazine ^ | January 17, 2008
    God-o-Meter caught up with Fred Thompson and his wife Jeri at various South Carolina events this week and has cobbled together this Q&A from a few separate exchanges. God-o-Meter has lots more to say about the Thompsons' answers--and will--but it has to head off to interview Ron Paul at Bob Jones University. God-o-Meter: Do you think religion is playing too big a role in the presidential race? Fred Thompson: I don’t have any feelings a long those lines. I think people have a right to express themselves, including people of faith, no question about it, and they’re participating and I’m...
  • Republicans can’t decide on candidate

    01/17/2008 9:20:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 547+ views
    The Shelby Star of Cleveland County, N.C. ^ | January 17, 2008 | Editors
    THE ISSUE Republicans have three different winners POINTS OF DEBATE None of the Republican candidates save for Ron Paul and Fred Thompson offer anything resembling freemarket conservatism THE STAR’S VIEW It’s no wonder Republicans are having a hard time settling on a candidate Republican voters are having a hard time settling on presidential candidates, now that the party has three separate winners after its first three major primaries. In Michigan on Tuesday, Republican Mitt Romney salvaged his political campaign, which had been withering following losses in New Hampshire and Iowa. Arizona Sen. John McCain failed to attract the significant numbers...
  • Fred Thompson Is the Real Deal

    01/15/2008 1:39:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 140+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 15, 2008 | Philip V. Brennan
    Back in 1964 when I was PR director of the GOP Truth Squad in the Goldwater presidential campaign, a film of a Ronald Reagan speech was broadcast on the local station in the city where we were campaigning at the moment. Reagan, then a private citizen, was electrifying. He laid out exactly what was at stake in the campaign while providing an explanation of what America was all about and the philosophy that makes us what we are: a nation operating under a Constitution that spells out exactly the very limited role that government is allowed to play in its...
  • Thompson shares values of Southerners

    01/15/2008 12:00:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 119+ views
    The Greenville News | January 15, 2008 | Gresham Barrett
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues...http://www.greenvillenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080115/OPINION/801150334
  • The end of the Reagan coalition?

    01/12/2008 9:18:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 132+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | January 12, 2008 | W.C. Varones
    The Economist on the grand coalition of the Republican Party: Business conservatives can never win a majority without the support of “values voters” (there just are not enough people around who look like Mr Romney). “Values voters” can never produce a viable governing coalition without the help of the business elite. The Republicans have seen revolts against their ruling coalition before—remember Pat Buchanan’s pitchfork rebellion against George Bush senior—and they have always succeeded in putting it back together again. They need to do the same now. Enough Republicans believe enough of the Reagan mantra—less government, traditional values and strong defence—to...
  • Fred Wins (New Hampshire GOP Debate)

    01/06/2008 5:39:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 805+ views
    Fred08 ^ | January 5, 2008 | Sean Hackbarth
    Marc Ambinder declares Fred the winner: On points, Fred Thompson won the debate. Every answer was thoughtful and well-crafted; his tone matched the tone of the question; he wisely refrained from interjecting in the back and forth squabbling. He very deftly reminded viewers that he served on key Senate national security panels and is bringing his experience to bear. Even his insults were subtly and gently constructed In some ways, Thompson did McCain’s bidding. You skeptical readers can tell me that if Thompson had finished a solid fourth in Iowa, I might not be writing about Thompson at all, that...
  • Re: Thompson Makes His Move (Follow up to earlier article)

    12/30/2007 11:52:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 150+ views
    The National Review ^ | December 31, 2007 | Peter Robinson
    Wondering about the early response to Fred Thompson’s closing argument to the people of Iowa, I just spent a moment skimming the comments on YouTube. About a fifth of the several hundred posts seem unimpressed, but the rest are positive—many simply glowing. A sampling: If you call yourself a conservative, you need to vote for this man! Wow. Watch the whole thing; it's a little long. I had to wipe a tear from my eye at the end. THIS should be our next President. I know who I am voting for now. Ladies and Gentlemen: The President of the United...
  • President Fred Thompson In Retrospect

    12/30/2007 10:10:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 139+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ken Hughes
    If Fred Thompson is nothing else he’s honest, or at least as honest as politics will allow one man to be. Presidential candidates through necessity are forced to make promises they know they can’t keep. Occasionally a candidate will say something in an unguarded moment being totally frank with his or her audience they wish later they hadn’t. At a town hall meeting in Burlington Iowa Fred Thompson was explaining becoming president wasn’t an obsession of his. He had a life before he decided to run and he’ll have a life if he isn’t the voter’s choice. The media’s reporting...
  • Thompson Makes His Move (Must Read)

    12/30/2007 7:57:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 555+ views
    The National Review ^ | December 30, 2007 | Peter Robinson
    On the Internet as of sometime this afternoon, Fred Thompson’s closing argument to the people of Iowa. Whereas Romney is saturating the airwaves with attack ads, Thompson pays the voters the courtesy of speaking calmly, and in detail—the video runs to just over 15 minutes. Why should the good Republicans of Iowa support Thompson? Because, the candidate argues, he can win. I believe I am the only candidate in this race who can bring our party to victory in the fall. First, because of the firmness of my principles and the trust that that engenders. Secondly, because of the detailed...
  • "You and I have a rendevouz with destiny"---Ronald Reagan (1964)

    12/23/2007 4:50:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 179+ views
    HighViz PR ^ | December 23, 2007 | Abbe B.
    I heard a speech the other night, on Mark Levin's radio show. Yeah, it was that "second rate movie star", Ronnie Reagan. Yeah, the Gipper. But he spoke and I listened, riveted to my car radio to the last fifteen minutes of his speech about supporting the soldier and our country because it is the only world we know and the only country that we will ever have if we choose to keep our values and moral center HERE - or what is left of it. The speech was given on behalf of Barry Goldwater and given in 1964. It...
  • HE'S FINALLY FREDDY FOR PRIME TIME

    12/23/2007 12:41:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 447+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 21, 2007 | Charles Hurt
    FRED THOMPSON'S disappointed fans have something to cheer about at last. After sinking to single digits in the polls, the former "Law & Order" actor is making a comeback. Over the past month, Thompson has walked away from several very strong performances in GOP debates. In the latest one, he held command over the entire field and won the day by refusing to play "hand shows" on stage at the direction of the moderator. "I said, 'Nope,' and everybody pulled their hand down and looked around," Thompson later recalled. "I just said to my buddies up there, 'How are you...
  • Senator Fred Thompson should be next president

    12/22/2007 7:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies · 450+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2007 | Mary Anne Little
    <p>The Republican primary in Colorado will soon be upon us; and even before Iowa and New Hampshire, one thing should be eminently clear: there is only one candidate who throughout his career has been consistently Conservative and who will be able to lead a prosperous America into the second decade of the 21st century.</p>
  • Undeniably Conservative (Fred Thompson)

    12/18/2007 11:53:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Let Freedom Ring ^ | December 18, 2007
    That’s the verdict rendered in this article. It’s just another example of the case conservatives should be making on Fred’s behalf. Here’s one of the key sections of the article: In short, Thompson holds the same conservative positions of all the other candidates combined, and has none of their flaws. In fact, any close observer of the campaign season would tell you that Thompson has been on the receiving end of barely any substantive attacks on policy issues. This is no coincidence. And it is the reason he has had to bear the brunt of shallow attacks about his demeanor,...
  • Right Said Fred

    12/15/2007 3:58:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 76+ views
    Wizbang Blog ^ | December 15, 2007 | Jay Tea
    I want to marry Fred Thompson and bear his children. I'm not pledging him my vote in the New Hampshire primary, though -- I'm not quite ready for that level of commitment. I've said numerous times that I think one of the key elements in winning the presidency has to be a sense of humor. The American people seem to prefer to vote for the candidate who comes across as warmer, funnier, more ready to laugh at themselves and with people than one who is not. That trend has held true in every election since 1980, and (once you skip...
  • Fred Ain't Dead (Great article)

    12/13/2007 9:14:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1,138+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 14, 2007 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to readers: With his superb performance in Wednesday's debate in Iowa, Fred Thompson_has made a monkey out of me. By early afternoon on Tuesday, the column that appears below, one which posits that Thompson's presidential campaign might still find a way to win, was ready in exactly the form it appears here. But I thought the column would still remain exactly on target throughout the week, so (for various reasons) I aimed for a Friday release. At the time, I thought that until Thompson began his Iowa bus tour on Monday the 17th, my_contention that he "ain't dead" yet...
  • Fred Thompson: a maverick conservative who loves the law

    12/12/2007 6:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 327+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 13, 2007 | Ariel Sabar
    <p>"...It was an odd time for a dispassionate look at federalist theory. Fifteen people had been killed in one of the worst school shootings in US history. Even the National Rifle Association had scaled back its annual meeting.</p> <p>But in many ways, it was signature Thompson: a defiant faith in his own judgment, an indifference to political fallout, and a near zealotry about the limits of government. A few days after his hearing, he not only opposed a juvenile-justice overhaul backed by his own party but was one of just three senators to vote against funds for a set of antiviolence programs.</p>
  • Eric Johnson is Fred Thompson's rainy-day friend

    12/09/2007 5:36:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 778+ views
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | December 9, 2007
    State Sen. Eric Johnson was among the first prominent Georgians to jump on the Fred Thompson for President bandwagon. The Savannah Republican helped persuade dozens of state lawmakers to endorse the former Tennessee senator earlier this year. But he remained relatively quiet after Thompson officially entered the GOP race this summer. Until last week, that is. That was when Thompson slipped to fifth place in one national poll after doing only a little better in other recent ones. Earlier, he'd led in one national poll and stayed near the front of the pack in others. Against that backdrop, Johnson weighed...
  • Another reason to take a long look at Fred

    12/07/2007 5:19:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 589+ views
    Pundit Review ^ | December 7, 2007
    In addition to his solid policy proposals and committment to federalism, here’s another feather in Fred Thomspon’s cap for me, ‘Right With God’ But Not Churchgoer Says Thompson Asked about his religious beliefs during an appearance before about 500 Republicans in South Carolina yesterday, Fred Thompson said he attends church when he visits his mother in Tennessee but does not belong to a church or attend regularly at his home in McLean, Va., just outside Washington. The actor and former senator, who was baptized in the Church of Christ, said he gained his values from “sitting around the kitchen table”...
  • Democrats offer little to choose from

    12/06/2007 7:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 617+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 9, 2007 Issue | Ben Waldman
    As a lifelong Democrat, I view with amusement their candidates' debate. My choice would be "none of the above." Regardless of the facts, people tend to believe what they want to believe. All the candidates propose what the people want to hear, rather than concrete proposals. The most realistic candidate is Dennis Kucinich, who witnessed UFOs flying. The problem is he looks as if he flew in on one. Of all the presidential candidates, there is one who stands out. He seems to have more intelligence, leadership qualities and would restore the image of our country to the rest of...
  • Thompson says US needs to get back on right track

    12/04/2007 3:55:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 154+ views
    WIS-TV ^ | December 4, 2007
    SPARTANBURG, SC (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson says Americans need to choose a president next year that will get the country back on the right track. The former Tennessee senator told an overflow crowd of about 100 people at a Spartanburg restaurant that the nation needs a true conservative as president to help lessen the influence of liberals in Congress. Thompson also emphasized his Southern roots and says he is an example of the true American story. Thompson also talked about his bedrock conservative values and said he is unique among Republican candidates in that his stance on...
  • [GA Senate Pro-Tem]Eric Johnson on the Republican field (Fred's the "Reagan Conservative")

    12/02/2007 11:33:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 763+ views
    Peach Pundit ^ | December 2nd, 2007 | Jason Pye
    I just got this via e-mail from Senate Pro-Tem Eric Johnson: Dear Friends; You know where Rudy stands on the issues even if you disagree. You can’t tell where Mitt stands. Most of the rest of the field are not key players. Only Mike Huckabee has made some moves – primarily because he is good on his feet in the debates. But there is only one true “Reagan conservative” – Fred Thompson. The others are NOT conservatives or say they are now, but their record says otherwise. Please join me in supporting the consistent conservative who can win. Giuliani is...
  • FRED GETS IT 'RIGHT' FOR ONCE

    11/29/2007 8:29:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 115+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 29, 2007 | Charles Hurt
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Like a fickle Hollywood actor who maddeningly keeps his own schedule, Fred Thompson finally walked on the set here last night and turned in the performance his long-suffering supporters have yearned for all these months. The "Law and Order" star's positions were more polished than ever. He attacked Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney sharply and effectively. And he stayed above the fray when the fights around him got downright nasty. Giuliani, meanwhile, gave the performance his supporters have always feared, showing his most liberal feathers to date. He had to defend his past coddling statements about...
  • Finally, The Actor Shows up!

    11/28/2007 8:27:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 582+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 28, 2007 | Matt Lewis
    "I just want to give my buddies here a little air time." -- Fred Thompson sounding like Ronald Reagan (after showing a video about Romney and Huckabee that would take the bark off the trees, and being told the others would have time to respond) ... Thompson's video utilized YouTube clips that have been circulating for quite some time on YouTube. Only this time, they are also being broadcast on CNN. My bet is getting this negative information out is a lot better use of his time than merely putting out some puff-piece ...
  • Illegal immigrants should be forced to work in jail

    11/27/2007 8:23:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 111+ views
    The Auburn Journal ^ | November 27, 2007 | Fritz Gosalvez
    Illegals should be put to work in camps while serving their punishment, and not in jails where they eat, sleep in good beds and have everything that most of us cannot afford. They must work. Once their sentence is final, expel them, and if caught back again double the sentence under the same terms. Our motto should be "You go to jail, you earn your meals and board." We need a president who has to take care of our needs, not the neighboring countries. We need a president who is going to run the country and not run it down....
  • 21st-Century Reaganism (IBD endorsing Fred?)

    11/26/2007 7:40:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 990+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 26, 2007
    Presidential Race: The war for the soul of the Republican Party was won in 1980 by Ronald Reagan. Presidential candidates who want to re-wage the conflict in 2008 will only weaken the GOP against the Democrats' nominee. In the aftermath of Vietnam, Watergate and a Jimmy Carter presidency that rendered America an economic and foreign policy basket case, Republicans discovered a tried-and-true recipe for electoral success. They would stand for three sets of principles: • Lowering high taxes and stemming the growth of government in order to revive the private economy, lower inflation and interest rates, and generate jobs. •...
  • Fred’s Thanksgiving Message

    11/21/2007 9:31:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 57+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 22nd, 2007 | Senator Fred Thompson
    Twenty-five years ago this week, in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, Ronald Reagan wrote that America was set apart from other nations in an uncommon way. He said that it was his belief that ‘a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth, who had a special love of faith and freedom.’ America’s love of faith and freedom is as strong today as it was 25 years ago, or indeed 225 years ago. We are in a political season now, and sometimes it might feel that there is much...
  • Dour Thompson Says I'm ``Just Fred'

    11/21/2007 2:40:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 108+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 21, 2007 | Mike Glover
    AMES, Iowa - Fred Thompson says his often-dour demeanor simply reflects his seriousness about the issues facing the country. ``I'm just Fred,'' he says, and the image that's served him through a successful political career won't be changing. Thompson, who played a tough-minded and gruff district attorney on television's ``Law & Order,'' offers precisely that image as he campaigns for the GOP presidential nomination. He's generally serious and direct, with little of the backslapping and joking of many of his rivals. ``I laugh when I am amused and I'm amused a lot,'' said Thompson, in an interview with The Associated...
  • Right Said, Fred

    11/14/2007 8:47:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 71+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 14, 2007
    Defense: Fred Thompson wants a million-man ground force and more modern equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water. The arsenal of democracy needs some retooling. After the Vietnam conflict, the U.S. military was depleted and exhausted. Then came Jimmy Carter and by the time Ronald Reagan came along we had planes that couldn't fly and ships that couldn't sail for lack of maintenance. The Gipper rolled up his sleeves and built his 600-ship navy, gave the Air Force the latest fighters and bombers and an Army capable of deploying half a million troops for Desert Storm...
  • "Right to Life Says Fred Thompson Can Win"

    11/13/2007 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 418+ views
    WKRN-TV ^ | November 13, 2007 | Libby Quaid
    Fred Thompson is the Republican most likely to beat abortion-rights supporter Rudy Giuliani, the National Right to Life Committee said Tuesday, announcing its endorsement of the former Tennessee senator for president. "While there are various polls, and some are up-and-down, the overwhelming consensus has been that he is best-positioned to top pro-abortion candidate Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination," the group's executive director, David N. O'Steen, said at a news conference. ...By emphasizing Thompson's political potential _ he ranks second behind former New York Mayor Giuliani in national Republican polls _ the anti-abortion group played down its own differences with...
  • The Thompson Insurgency

    11/10/2007 9:58:59 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 136 replies · 205+ views
    11/10/2007 | Vanity
    In September, I posted another vanity (linked below) in which I observed that the historical trends in this election favored Fred Thompson. Since then, his RCP average has dropped from about 22% to 16-17%. In the more volatile Rasmussen daily tracking poll, he has also dropped to 16%, about a 10 point drop from his post announcement high. In light of the above poll numbers, is it time for me to issue a mea culpa? No. This is not at all inconsistent with the hypothesis of my previous post. Neither of the successful insurgent candidates in modern times, Reagan or...
  • Be A Star! Submit Your Fred08 Videos

    11/09/2007 4:11:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 441+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 9, 2007 | Sean Hackbarth
    Here's your chance to make a cameo appearance in Fred's Presidential campaign. Make a video telling us why you support Fred Thompson for President and upload it using the form below. We'll share these videos with all of our supporters on Fred08.com, and allow you, and them, to pick the best one. Here's your chance to be a star. Submit your video now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sure, Fred Thompson is an accomplished lawyer, prosecuting criminals in Tennessee before serving as counsel on the Watergate hearings. And yes, he served the people of Tennessee as a common sense, conservative Senator for eight years....
  • For a politician, he sure seems like one of us (Fred Thompson)

    11/07/2007 9:00:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 159+ views
    The Rock Hill Herald ^ | November 7, 2007 | Andrew Dys
    FORT MILL -- A campaign event in a bar, in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday -- Fred Thompson seemed like my kind of guy. And after he spoke at Beef 'O' Brady's in Fort Mill -- which is technically a restaurant, but any place with eight beers on tap and ashtrays on the bar is a bar -- many of about 150 people who packed the place said Fred Thompson is their kind of guy, too. Especially guys like Ed Egan. From between Rock Hill and York, 63 years old, Marine Corps helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Egan...
  • Thompson Banks on Down-Home Image in First Spot Since Announcing

    11/06/2007 7:01:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 72+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2007 | Marc Santora
    This advertisement, the first for Fred D. Thompson since he announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, is to begin running today in Iowa and nationally on the Fox News Channel. PRODUCER Revolution Media Group. THE SCRIPT Mr. Thompson says: “I’ve been a conservative my whole life. I grew up in a little hometown just like this. Started the first Young Republican Club in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. “In eight years in the United States Senate, I fought for tax cuts and for conservative judges. And I’m proud to have had a 100 percent pro-life voting record. “Common-sense conservative principles. Free...
  • GOP Focus Group Is Down on Bush (But like Fred Thompson)

    11/06/2007 12:58:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 137+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 5, 2007 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    RICHMOND, Va.—There's no shortage of polls underscoring America's sour mood these days. Surveys generally show that 7 in 10 Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction and that most Americans believe their leaders in Washington are doing a poor job. U.S. News led the way in explaining this trend with a recent special report on why Americans think Washington is broken and what can be done about it. If anything, the warning signs are getting gloomier. A new focus group of Republican voters from the Richmond area, conducted last Thursday evening, was a case in point. All...
  • Thompson's Uneven Performance

    11/06/2007 12:20:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 183+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 4, 2007 | " Richelieu"
    Fred Thompson took his acid bath this morning on Meet the Press. Measured by the traditional standards of Sunday morning political theater, it was an uneven performance. Fred did well on international affairs and "stumbled" on domestic policy. His answer on abortion in particular will come as an uncomfortable revelation to some of his more conservative supporters. I have a team of Jesuits attempting to unravel the yarn-balled logic of Fred's rambling answer, but it appears to boil down to this: "I'm 100 percent pro-life and have voted 100 percent pro-life. I hope one day Roe will be overturned and...
  • Thompson on War and the ’08 Campaign

    11/02/2007 6:41:40 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 23 replies · 69+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 11/02/2007 | Jed Babbin
    JB: Mr. Giuliani said: “We need a hybrid army, we need to look at nation-building as part of what we have to teach our military.” Nation-building? Do you agree with that? FT: Well I wouldn’t call it nation-building... You don’t build other nations. Sometimes if the ingredients are there you can assist other nations in doing some good things. JB: Well that gets to the heart of the difference between some of us conservatives and the neo-cons... Can you define for us, who really is the enemy? ...FT: The enemy is radical Islamic fundamentalism. Iraq is a part of a...
  • The Thompson border security plan

    11/03/2007 4:24:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 385+ views
    Renew America ^ | November 1, 2007 | Doug Hagin
    Since Fred Thompson officially entered the presidential playoffs, I have been fascinated by some of the criticisms of him by the media, and even by some Conservatives. You know the main card played against Thompson has been the lazy card. Lazy? No, Thompson is laid back; he is not a rah-rah kind of person. Frankly, I enjoy that about him. I have worked with many rah-rah types and many laid-back types as well. Give me the steady, calm, laid back person any day. Another criticism of Thompson has been that he has offered no specifics on any of his ideas....
  • Beware The Folksy Fred Factor

    11/01/2007 1:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 198+ views
    The San Francisco Bay Times ^ | November 1, 2007 | Chris Crain
    That Southern charm may soften the appearance of the actor-senator’s hardened conservative views. Last month brough the moment in the presidential campaign I’d been dreading. The popular conservative from my home state, fellow Tennessean Fred Thompson, entered the Republican primary. The pundits and “insiders” have dismissed the actor and former senator even before he declared his candidacy on late-night TV. Some claim he’s a Hollywood lightweight, but I’ve heard that before (Ronald Reagan). Some dismiss him as a Southern simpleton, but I’ve heard that before (George W. Bush). And I’ve even heard some claim he has a wealth of sexual...
  • THE WAY I SEE IT: It's showtime in America (Reagan and Thompson)

    10/30/2007 8:54:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 53+ views
    The Crossville Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2007 | Robert Evans Burnette
    Mrs. Shakespeare's little boy, Willy, said it best, "All the world is a stage." His observation is timeless. It has always been so, and it always will be so. That said, why can't an "actor" be president? After all, that criticism hounded Ronald Reagan. He was "just an actor," which somehow disqualified him from being president. So, all he did was force Mr. Gorbachev to tear down that wall, while encouraging the American people to rebuild the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. While he was doing that, he stood up against the spread of Marxism and stood firmly in...
  • Candidate Thompson Follows Tradition of Actors Entering Politics

    10/30/2007 8:39:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 124+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | October 29, 2007 | Ralph Dannheisser
    Washington -- When Fred Thompson entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination in September, he became the latest of a growing number of actors seeking to translate stage and screen skills and charisma into political success. Earlier examples range from spectacular successes -- the late President Ronald Reagan and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger -- to several brief congressional careers built on starring television roles – Sonny Bono (The Sonny and Cher Show), Fred Grandy (The Love Boat) and Ben Jones (The Dukes of Hazzard). Zelda Fichandler, director of the graduate acting program at New York University, cites an...