Skip to comments.Grin and Bear It: Is Fred Thompson Made of Presidential Material?
Posted on 09/01/2007 9:02:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Fred Thompson does not want to meet the Butter Princess. Everywhere he turns at this morning's meet-and-greet at the Minnesota State Fair, he is surrounded by hundreds of star-struck onlookers, many of them "Law & Order" fans who line up three-dozen deep for a close-up with the actor who would be president. Thompson, a sometimes reluctant campaigner, is in full movie-star mode, and has his good-ole-boy charm set on high. All the women he meets are "honey" and the men "buddy." Even dressed down in khakis and a blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up, he is hard to miss. At 6 feet 6, he is head-and-shoulders taller than anyone around him. Posing for picture after picture, he reflexively stoops to fit in the frame. Some fans ask him to autograph DVDs of "The Hunt for Red October" and "In the Line of Fire," movies in which he had small but memorable parts playing powerful, world-weary men. "Run, Fred, run!" comes a shout from the crowd. Thompson lets out a long, low chuckle. All in all, he looks downright thrilled to be here.
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Well said. Reluctant politicians always seem to have the greatest appeal , and seem far more trustworthy .
>>>...”In the Line of Fire,” movies in which he had small but memorable parts playing powerful, world-weary men.
Not a good example on the author’s part. His character nearly got the President killed in “In the Line of Fire”.
As they used to say, “you don’t sell the steak....you sell the sizzle.”
Agreed. I would never vote for mittflop or julie-annie, both of them are the weakest, fakest “frontrunners” I’ve ever seen.
Thompson saw the obvious hole made by the liberal and unsatisfying republican top-tier, and the demand from across the country for his entry made him see that republicans are begging for a strong, real conservative, a man’s man.
I’ll be voting for Fred in the primaries. :)
That is a great point, one I had not considered. I have to admit I'm not enthusiastic with (what appears to be viable) any candidate at this point.
I have high hopes for Mr. Thompson....this Country needs a good man.
Well said! Here, here!
I know what you're saying, but he's old school and one of the few people who can get away with it in this day and age . Very un-PC ,and at the same time , very cool . It will fly .
Yes. Is Hillary? Obama? No.
No doubt, Her Thighness has a full campaign in the chute ready to be launched, including “trophy wife,” and “actor running for Prez ala ‘Bedtime for Bonzo.’”
Fred would be a great candidate and an even greater President.
I believe the quicker those that actually see through the actor facade, and see the politician behind that the better...
I mean its hard not to know about his acting career, but his experience as an actual elected official, not a dog catcher function, but a US Senator, would be a good thing to start paying attention to and getting up to speed on...
There are a few burbles that some may or may not like about what he did representing Tennessee, but hey, for the most part, not a lot bothers me about the guy...
Thats just my take on it...
Its going to be a little hard in the primaries for most in this country...Those top three tiered (anointed by the MSM) GOP candidates in my book don’t have a chance in hell...And they know they are in trouble...They’ll blow it off as long as possible, but we’ll see how it goes...
Good thing about my area...There is not a lot of campaining needing to be done...
I pretty much have my list done...
I'm seriously doubting it.
He neatly avoids the upcoming debate; and, if he's afraid of debates, he can't beat Hillary.
I like the man personally, but I'm doubting he's up to the tasks - both of running a campaign, and of executing the duties as President.
Just opinions based on instinct. I could easily be wrong, here.
Hitlery and Bubba would be a Democrat Corrupt Enterprise.. Marketing the Presidency.. even more than George Bush is NOW to employers of illegals and the Mexican Drug Cartels(i.e. Government).. ..
“He neatly avoids the upcoming debate; and, if he’s afraid of debates, he can’t beat Hillary.”
Is anyone even going to remember what happens in these early debates???
There will be debates up the ying yang with Thompson soon enough and nobody is going to remember anything that has happened in these early debates because the vast amount of voters are not even thinking about it yet.
Thompson is gonna slay the Hildabeast.
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We're talking about the most important job on the planet. He's not running a theme park here; I think Thompson's annoyance with this type of crap is refreshing.
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