I have gone on about as long as I can and put up with the Fred Thompson love fest that exists by some on the front page of this wonderful site. I know that I’m going to be upsetting the apple cart by my post, and that is fine.
UPDATE: The respected Cook Political Report/RT Strategies poll released today has Rudy Giuliani and John McCain tied with 20% each among Republicans. The former New York Mayor has watched a 19 point lead steadily disappear over the last several months according to this same poll.
First of all, Fred Thompson is not the second coming of Ronald Reagan. He is a politician turned lobbyist turned part time actor. The facts of the matter speak for themself. I don’t have to elaborate. He is even now defending his past as a lobbyist.
Secondly, some of you seem to be living in la la land in that Thompson is some arch conservative. Again, this is not true. In fact, he and John McCain (the bain of some of you folks existence) have nearly identical voting records in the Senate.
America is looking for an AUTHENTIC leader, warts and all. They want someone who is going to have the guts to tackle the hard problems facing our country with courage and convictions. I still submit to you that candidate is John McCain.
Politician turned lobbyist turned part time actor Thompson has a few issues with some of his past clients and that is sure not to warm well to some Americans. Mitt Romney is now self financing his campaign to keep his poll numbers high. The wheels are beginning to fall off the cart that is the Rudy Giuliani effort with his losing his top campaign chairs in Iowa and South Carolina.
This Presedential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. The battle tested candidate who can withstand the scrutiny and who has the moral convictions to be a great President is John McCain.
I have no problem with Fred Thompson even though he has a background as a lobbyist for causes I would never support. He would be an acceptable nominee behind John McCain. Even with his support for abortion rights and his heavy reliance on fear as a campaign tool, Rudy would be just fine too. And honestly, if it weren’t for the absolute confounding flip flop on almost every issue and his push for socialized medicine, I wouldn’t have a problem with Mitt Romney.
What I do have a problem with is the incesent amount of spin that is being launched here by some who are turning a blind eye to the facts of the record and the realities of winning come November 2008.