Why Should I Support Fred Thompson?

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    I am pretty much undecided on who to support for President in 08. None of the candidates have really excited me at all.

    Fred Thompson intrigues me and I know many who support him.

    I would like to hear from his supporters around the BB that will tell me why I should support him.
     
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    Here's a reason NOT to vote for Fred Thompson: He voted for the McCain-Feingold bill which is a blatant and unconstitutional attempt to limit free speech. Since then he says he's changed his mind. I'd like to hear an explanation from him as to why he was wrong and it would help if he is in sackcloth and ashes as he gives it. Absent that I consider him an unpricipled pretender of conservativism...like most of the other Republicans who are running...unfortunately.
     
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    This is not so substantive , but he is very likable . He reminds me of Eisenhower . The slogan back then was "I like Ike." Newt was asked if Fred was the new Reagan and he said something like : " No , but he may be the new Eisenhower .

    Fred is believable . He seems trustworthy . He harkens back to yesteryear . I think he is strong and principled . He's also a gracious man . He was in the senate and is respected there by both parties . As President he could navigate bills by going to the leaders of both Houses and get things done .

    Those are just some of my feelings about him . Policy-wonks can now take center stage and debunk my ramblings .
     
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    I would add to what Rippon said:

    He is not a politician. He intentionally served two terms in the Senate and got out because he has no desire to be one. He wanted to serve his state and his country. Not be a political hack.

    Because he is not a politician he is not in bondage to the movments of politicians. He was not pressured to anounce his candacy any earlier than he wnated to. He was not pressured to go to the debate the other night.

    He is a no nonesense guy who will not take any political guff from anyone. because of this and the way he carries himself I trust him.
     
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    He is the closest person to a Reagan Republican.

    Thompson has indicated that he will follow a conservative social policy and the mainline Republican foreign policy of winning the war in Iraq. The Democrats are already joking that he will drop out soon because of seven or eight hour days on the campaign trail--quoting him as saying that he needs a nap and that he only works an hour a week on the television show Law and Order. :laugh:

    Romney is totally unacceptable because he is a Mormon and believes that he will be a god in the next world in charge of his own planet somewhere in the universe. We do not need a full-blown cultist in the White House.

    Rudy has a lot of problems with lack of support for the Reagan social agenda.

    McCain has expressed antagonism to Evangelicals and often votes with the Democrats just when you need him the most.

    So I am a Fredhead. :laugh:
     
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    My reasons for supporting Fred Thompson:

    Although he has plenty of experience in politics, he is not a career politician.

    He stands for many conservative values that I feel strongly for. He is anti-abortion, anti gay marriage, etc.

    He is well respected in and out of his own party.

    He's a winnable candidate

    His communication style comes across as sincere; almost grandfatherly. I believe that is needed over the more common, "I'm in charge, so don't worry about it" style that is popular among many candidates today.
     
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    Thompson somehow reminds me of King Saul. Tall, attractive and popular. We don't know him yet.
     
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    Is one vote a reason to not support him?

    Out of curiosity, who are you supporting swaim?
     
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    I like all of these attributes. These are many of the things that intrigue me about him as a candidate.

    Do you really think he has a shot against whatever Democrat is nominated?
     
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    The Democratically controlled congress has the lowest poll numbers in history. The dems aren't impressing anyone. The coat tail rider isn't the sure thing the the media would liuke to make her out to be. On top of that Obam is giving her a hard time. All the Dems are shrilll, caustic, and do nothing to promote confidence.

    The GOP candidates are looking weak and lost except for Fred. I believe this ne4xt election will be similar to 2000 and 2004 in that the Dems will again try to steal the election and cry foul to cover themselves up. But Thompson will be the next President.
     
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    Normally, no. But McCain-Feingold is an attack on freedom of speech; a basic American right and one that is indespensable to us as Christians. John McCain's candidacy has failed because he has no grass-roots support among Republicans and I think this is directly related to his association and support of this bill (which is named after him). Wisely, the Supreme Court called into question some of the key provisions of this bill. Too bad they didn't rule it unconstitutional altogether. PastorSBC1303, for a good article on Thompson's support for McCain-Feingold and his confusing statements about it, read http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy.../09/12/AR2007091202025.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    Who am I supporting? No one. I'm just picking out bad apples right now and I'll see who's left when I'm done! :laugh: Seriously, this Republican field is the weakest, most unprincipled group of conservative pretenders I've seen in my lifetime. On the other hand, if Mike Huckabee were to catch fire I think I could get excited about him. I have liked his answers in debates and he seems to be a man who is controlled by the Holy Spirit in his speech and in his tone. There's a rare quality in a presidential candidate!
     
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    Thanks, I will give it a read.

    :laugh: I hear ya.
     
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    By the time the primary in PA comes up, the candidates are usually chosen, so my support of any candidate at this point is moot. I'll merely decide who to vote for in the general election. Despite what I said about the Republican field, whichever one gets nominated is the one I'll probably vote for.
     
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    I have no bone to pick with FT but I think this to be pop culture sensationalism. He is a former politician at one of the highest and most elite levels of government and now he intentionally wishes to become the politician at the single highest and most elite level.

    Warning: don't project your personal values onto a complete stranger. Again, I have no bone to pick with FT.
     
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    He's not Bush... Now there's a really good reason :laugh: :wavey:
     
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    Rich Galen working for Fred!

    Republican political consultant Rich Galen is working for Fred! And he is blogging his activities with photos and commentary about Fred's campaign!

    http://www.mullings.com/Mullblog.htm

    Galen once worked for Quayle, and also for Gingrich, so he has a lot of political experience. Here is his biography:

    http://www.mullings.com/richbio.htm

    Watch out, Democrats!
     
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    You do not have a clue as to what you are talking about.
     
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    I suppose the CFR needs government representation in the WH too. I do wish the American people would get a chance at being represented for a change though.
     

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