Fred Thompson Anyone?

by Mike on March 12, 2007

in Politics

The whispers are becoming audible. Former Tennessee Senator and well-known actor Fred Thompson is considering a run for the White House. Known to the most of the country as a D.A. on Law & Order, Thompson has both the star power and presence necessary for a successful campaign. Couple these qualities with Thompson’s record, and you have a conservative with the ability to defeat She Who Must Not Be Named.

There are some red flags, but they are minor in comparison to the other candidates. Thompson supported McCain-Feingold but his explanation appears to satisfy most first-amendment supporting Republicans. He also appears to support affirmative action. These positions are nothing to brag about, but when balanced against his entire record and the records of his potential opponents, they are probably not going to cripple a candidacy.

Fred Thompson is and has always been a conservative in both word and deed. He favors a strong national defense. He is pro-life. He supports both lower taxes and limited government. These consistent and conservative positions will enable Thompson to unite foreign policy hawks, fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, and suicidal “conservatives” who would allow She Who Must Not Be Named to undermine everything conservatives believe in so long as they can send their message.

Fred Thompson is a solid conservative who would probably defeat the Democrat nominee. This would be difficult for primary voters to ignore. And remember, Republicans do pretty well when they nominate an actor.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

sharon johnson March 13, 2007 at 10:54 am

Go Mr, Senator, perhaps President Thompson.
Your country needs you so badly. THe voice of the people. the ones that no-one listens too. The real Americans. Those who want to win this war. THose who suppor the war because it is just. The moral and ethical beliefs of the people of America.
Please Run. I will support you financially and otherwise.
Bless you


Noonan March 13, 2007 at 11:01 am

I like what I hear so far on Thompson. One obvious question though is why did he leave the Senate and elected office? Does he have any hidden baggage? He sure seems to beat the Giuliani, McCain, and Romneys


Ryan March 13, 2007 at 3:42 pm

I like Thompson on the issues, but he didn’t have much energy on the Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace. He was saying the right things on Iraq and abortion and judges, which would make me vote for him, but what about the middle 20% of swing voters?

In any given two-candidate Presidential race, each major party can pull at least 40% with only a few exceptions (1936, 1964, 1972). It’s that middle twenty that swings elections and I don’t think Thompson’s performance won him over any converts. Keep in mind I said nothing of substance, but in reality I believe presentation is important as well since it tends to balance the MSM’s potential and real biases. He seemed tired and bothered– conservative, but unexciting. I’d probably still vote for him though.


Mike March 13, 2007 at 4:07 pm

We start with about 45 in a two man race. It’s the Dems that start at 40. That’s why they don’t win landslides.

Presence does not necessarily equal energy. Thompson comes across as authoritative, nice, knowledgeable, and tough. Basically he is the respected high school principal. Think Cheney taking silky pony to the woodshed but more likeable.


Chris March 14, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Fred Thompson’s presence is a very good thing to happen to the Republican race in 2008. The Coservative wing of the Republican Party may have found their guy.

Funny how the DBM is forgetting that he was a Senator and served in various positions in the TN gov’t. They’re already trying to minimize him by referring to him as an actor and nothing else.

I’m not worried about the energy factor…while energy is a nice thing, it’s not necessary and I think he will do well in the primaries, if he runs.


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