Thompson Quits

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Chessic, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Chessic

    Chessic
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. mcdirector

    mcdirector
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    not a surprise

    probably not

    I'd still like to see him on a ticket . . .
     
  3. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    It will shock me if he doesn't endorse McCain.
     
  4. Rubato 1

    Rubato 1
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love to see an ambitious man. His influence will make no real difference in the final account, though, or he would have been more influential in the primaries. His votes will be divided amont Huckabee, Romney, and (to a lesser degree) McCain and Gulliani.
     
  5. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,404
    Likes Received:
    328
    Prepare to be shocked !
     
  6. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sad to see that. Well now I gotta decide who I will vote for all over again.

    Jamie won't be happy :)

    I think he will endorse McCain, but I would agree that his few votes will prob be spread out among all of em.
     
  7. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol Rippon you crack me up friend....

    You also said FT was going to win SC by a landslide...give it up man :laugh:
     
  8. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,287
    Likes Received:
    780
    Good.:applause:
     
  9. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,404
    Likes Received:
    328
    You haven't heard the last from Fred Thompson . If Mccain does not live up to the super-duper candidate status that the media has accorded him -- prepare for a brokered convention and the 2-nd advent ( nothing irreverent intended ) of Thompson . It will not be as a mere vice-presidential candidate but as the head of the ticket .
     
  10. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wish you had taken me up on my wager, my opinionated friend. :wavey:
     
  11. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, now maybe Ron Paul can pick up his votes! :)


    Jamie
     
  12. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess time will tell, but I ain't going to hold my breath on this one.
     
  13. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think anyone was suprised by this. I never thought he was that serious of a candidate to begin with. I knew he was going to drop out after South Carolina.
     
  14. TomVols

    TomVols
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    11,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know it bothered the Paris Hilton types hat Fred didn't have the Hillary-type "If I don't get to be president I'm just going to die because that's my reason for breathing" obsession. Instead, Fred had a consistent conservative record, a federalist approach, and a Reaganesque style that irked the pseudo-conservatives.

    I don't think he'll endorse anyone yet. I have no idea who will benefit from his withdrawl. Some believed he siphoned votes off of Huckabee due to Thompson's socially conservative message, but I'm not convinced that Thomspon supporters would embrace Huckabee's moderate stances on some issues. Since there really isn't another consistent conservative in the race, I have no idea who a Fred head would support.

    The Psuedocons now have the field to themselves.
     
  15. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,287
    Likes Received:
    780
    Thompson will not endorse anyone.
     
  16. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would his endorsement really mean anything?!? His uneventful time in the Senate, and now a half-hearted run as the office of POTUS.

    Does it really matter who he points his finger at?:rolleyes:

    Jamie
     
  17. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, it matters that he didn't point a finger at Clinton during sex-gate. When Hillary becomes President, the DNC should send him a gift basket.
     
  18. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Fred who? Toughen up little conservative campers there are still plenty of CFR and CFR backed candidates around for you to vote for. In both parties.
     
    #18 poncho, Jan 22, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 22, 2008
  19. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,404
    Likes Received:
    328
    It's still Fred Thompson for me . I'll just write his name in -- so will many others .
     
  20. Rob_L

    Rob_L
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Call me crazy, but with the republican party awash in a sea of liberal canidates, I'm surprised he didn't announce a third party/independant run for office.
     

Share This Page

Loading...