Has the Religious Right Found Its Man in Thompson?

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  1. Ps104_33

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    In the minds of some religious conservatives, all signs suggest Fred Thompson is the new chosen one.
    Here's what Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention had to say in early April: "Fred Thompson reminds me of a Southern-fried Reagan. To see Fred work a crowd must be what it was like to watch Rembrandt paint."
    In June Southern Baptist executive committee president Morris Chapman, who said he hasn't settled on a candidate yet, nonetheless added: "Another Southern Baptist called Fred Thompson the Ronald Reagan of the South, and I think he has some of that appeal. He is a magnetic personality. He seems to articulate his opinions clearly. He seems to be unflappable."

    Every Republican presidential candidate over the past two decades has invoked the legacy of Reagan--characterized by optimism, love of nation, geniality, and a television-friendly persona. But Thompson is the first GOP candidate to be consistently talked about as Reaganesque. The SBC's Land, in fact, has been the leading proponent of this comparison. Others are getting on the bandwagon.




    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/pr...s/2007/07/is_thompson_the_evangelicals_c.html
     
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    According to what I've heard and read he will get my vote. Although there is alot of time between now and election day for my mind to be changed.
     
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    Only if the religious right likes to see their country "sovietized" by Thompson's CFR globalist buddies.
     
  4. Baptist in Richmond

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    If you see Rove and his group of advisors, Thompson will not only run, he will win.
    You might see a Fred/Rudy ticket.

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    I think Thompson/Romney is more likely.
     
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    Fred Thompson = George W Bush Part II

    Personally I have had it with these anointed "conservative" (quote/unquote) candidates that we are suppose to vote for. If Richard Land wants Fred Thompson for President then he can vote for him. Myself, I would not vote for Fred Thompson if he was the last candidate on the face of the planet. I am tired of weak candidates who make bad presidents. You want to know what a President Fred Thompson would be like? Look at the failed presidency of George W Bush (who was also sold to us as a conservative).​
     
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    There's no way that I will vote for another George W. Bush-liberal Republican as is Fred Thompson.

    Of course, since I am a Christian libertarian I am not a member of the Religious Right.
     
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    Oh,boy. There must be an extra dose in the Kool-Aid today.
     
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    Not disagreeing with your idea, but it would make more sense to have a Fred/Rudy ticket, in an attempt to unite the party, the paleoconservatives, the neoconservatives, the moderates, and the religious right. Of course most of the religious will vote for the GOP anyway, but they do represent a big part of the ever-shrinking Republican base. A Fred/Rudy ticket would be an attempt to shore up everyone.

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    I'm for a Thompson/Jeb Bush ticket .
     
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    As a former Florida resident, I wouldn't vote for Jeb if he ran for dogcatcher.

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    BiR,

    Why do you think that the paleoconservatives would go for Fred Thompson?
     
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    Easy answer: they have nowhere else to go. With the rest of the party uniting behind a candidate, they will join the bandwagon.

    Hope all is well,
    BiR
     
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    Although not perfect, Thompson is better than most of the psuedo-conservatives running right now that are masked as internet heroes or empty suits who just happen to lead the poling and fund-raising.

    Maybe he is the man, since the right isn't getting behind Tancredo or Huckabee.

    Who knows.
     
  15. KenH

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    There will be plenty of minor party candidates to choose from or just staying home or skipping over that race on the ballot.

    I figure that most paleoconservatives have reached the same conclusion that most of us who advocate limited, constitutional government have reached - that except for candidates such as Ron Paul the two major parties are no longer good avenues for our cause.
     
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    Aint that the truth. Both parties just seem void of anyone worth getting really fired up about, so it seems. Dems want Fred in to attack him, and GOPers want Hillary to be the nomination so they can crucify her. Have you ever seen the beat?

    (My southern language is coming on thick. I'm tired. I'm going to bed) :laugh:
     
  17. KenH

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    Yeah, maybe Thompson is a bit less liberal than Guiliani and McCain but I don't see any reason why a true conservative would support him, especially since there is one true conservative running among the major party candidates - Congressman Ron Paul.
     
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    As long as Ron Paul is in the race that statement is not true - at least from a conservative perspective.
     
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    Well, that's your opinion, but not my conservative perspective's opinion :laugh: I just don't see the conservative credentials there.

    (Are the ARK faithful glad Nutt's brother quit? been meaning to ask you)
     
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    1) Maybe you need to check to see if you are really a conservative. :)

    2) I haven't been on the Razorbacks message boards in a while. I'll probably start visiting them again once fall practice starts in early August.
     

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