Fred Thompson

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  1. menageriekeeper

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    Is he better or worse than the other Republican candidates?

    Will he follow the Bush party line? <shudder>

    Why would he make a better president than say Hillary or Edwards (the only Democrats I'm seriously considering)?
     
  2. KenH

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    If Fred Thompson turns out to be as libertarian as some people are touting him to be I might be interested - if he rejects foreign adventurism and nation building.
     
  3. Ivon Denosovich

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    From what little I know about the man he may be better. A lot of libertarians such as myself are open to voting for him.
     
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    He claims to be pro-life - that puts him head and shoulders above either Clinton or Edwards, or any Democrat candidate.

    I'm not saying he's got my vote, but he will have it before any pro-death candidate running.
     
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    Fred is a CFR member that counts him a no vote for me,he in't what he appears to be I'm afraid.
    Definitley a globalist,do not allow his TV character to influence your vote please.
    Do a little bit of study on the CFR and you will find that they are trying to form the One world Goverment for the Antichrist..........



    INCREMENTALY
     
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    He appears better than the other Republican candidates. It seems he has some ability to inspire and lead, which is a notch above the others or the present office holder. I agree with Ken, if he is not a gobalist, he might be ok.
     
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    Yeah? Where does the CFR state such a goal? For the Antichrist?? Riiiiiight! :laugh:
     
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    check out the well documented books,with footnotes 1. Archetects of Conspiracy
    2. What hath GOD wrought

    As well as numerous others,I sure don't expect you to do so, but until you do a little research without having a forgone opinion,oh well what can I say except apparently YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
    Go along... follow the rest of the people down the path.... that seems right unto man ,but leads to destruction. So sorry for you ,truthfully.
     
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    I read Foreign Affairs. There is no pitching for any AntiChrist on its pages.
     
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    What is CFR?
     
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    So he'a a member of a snotty, exclusive club of rich people with bought and paid for educations who think they the edge on understanding foriegn policy.

    Is there a politician out there who isn't a member of some such organization?
     
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    I saw "In The Line of Fire" with Clint Eastwood, the other day. Boy, didn't Fred look good back then ?
     
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    I thought Hillery was the AntiChrist?
     
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    I like Fred, if for no other reason than he is not a career politician and he seemed really good when he was in the Senate.

    Anyone who will oppose federalized health care will get my vote.
     
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    Fred Thompson seems to be the best candidate that has announced so far.
     
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    Fred's a great actor!

    Say, a guy who can act well is an okay guy.

    He will be a good President. Bye, bye, Democrats. Bye, bye, Bayh.
     
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    I have no bone to pick with FT but where does this keep coming from? Even if you choose to discount Thompson's two terms in the Senate (and why!?!) consider:

    1) He worked as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1969 to 1972 at the federal level.*

    2) In 1972, he was the campaign manager for Republican U.S. Senator Howard Baker's successful re-election.*

    3) He later served as co-chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee in its investigation of the Watergate scandal, (1973–1974), and afterwards wrote a book about it. *

    4) While in private practice, he also accepted appointments as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1980–1981), Special Counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee (1982), and Member of the Appellate Court Nominating Commission for the State of Tennessee (1985–1987).*

    5) Thompson was appointed minority counsel for the hearings surrounding the Watergate scandal.*

    6) Thompson has been a lobbyist intermittently since 1975, and has earned about $1 million from his lobbying efforts during that time.*

    7) In 2006, he served on the advisory board of the legal defense fund for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr, who was indicted and later convicted of lying to federal investigators during their investigation of the Plame affair.*

    8)In 2006, he signed on with ABC News Radio to serve as senior analyst and vacation replacement for Paul Harvey. He used that platform to spell out his positions on a number of political issues.*

    9) He is now seeking to become the single most prominent career politician in the entire world!

    Indeed, the only other job the man has ever held in his life besides politiking is a hollywood stint (not exactly the most conservative institution itself) where he picked up a piece of eye candy young enough to be his daughter. This reminds me of when some pubs believed the grandson of a senator and son of a president who attended Yale and owned a professional sports team was blue collar. I guess Image is everything!

    *Wikipedia
     
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  19. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Yes he is a lawyer and that is a bad mark against him. But he was a lawyer that worked primarily as a prosecuter and as legal counsel for politicians. That, imho, is two marks for him. He has made his living primarily from other fields (entertainment and law) that is a mark for him. Yes he served two terms in the Senate but then got out just like he promised he would. That gives him the government and leadership experience that I think he needs to be a successful president and gives us a voting record we can examine for faithfullness to his word. None of that makes him a career politician. OK, so he worked as a lobbiest. Usually I would have to say that is bad but the President is the biggest lobbiest in the world, at least he is supposed to be. George Bush is not much of a lobbiest and that is one reason he has accomplished so little.

    A better question would be who has FT lobbied for? I would be interested in knowing what causes he worked for. I know he was paid for his time but I would still like to know which causes he considered worth lobbying for. Do you know?
     
  20. Ivon Denosovich

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    What's a career politican to you? I would clasify him as a mostly career politician trying his darndest to become one once again. I guess image really is everything.
     

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