1. Ric Mayfield says:

    The LA Times has another article on Fred Thompson this morning questioning his conservative credentials. It’s titled “Thompson: Not Always at GOP Core.”


    From the article: “At the pinnacle of Fred D. Thompson’s career in the Senate, a conservative activist was so disappointed in him that he put the Tennessee Republican on a “wanted” poster. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the GOP leader of the Senate, was fuming at him. Republican colleagues were steamed when Thompson threw his weight behind a campaign finance bill that conservatives loathed.

    “Has Fred Thompson Blown It?” blared a headline in a conservative magazine, accusing him of squandering an opportunity to use a set of 1997 hearings to nail Democrats for illegal fundraising.”

    In interest of full disclosure, I support Mitt Romney, but I have a number of friends supporting Thompson.

    Is Thompson simply the image of what some want as a President, but without the substance to back it up?

  2. profg says:

    Got this in an email from one of the founders of the “New Right,” Richard Viguerie, today:


    From: Richard Viguerie
    Date: 10 Jul 2007 10:41:37
    Subject: Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson

    “Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson”

    These are the main points made by Richard A. Viguerie, author of “Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause” (Bonus Books, 2006), in his white paper, “Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson.”

    The full article is available on-line at http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-latestnews/articles.php?CMSArticleID=1827&CMSCategoryID=19

    He disappointed conservatives during his eight years in the Senate (1994-2002). Is there any reason to think this Washington insider and veteran trial lawyer would be any better as President?

    Charged with investigating the Clinton White House’s Asia fundraising scandal (“Asiagate”), he proved to be a Marshmallow Republican. And the only time he played a major role on a major piece of legislation, he was on the wrong side of the fence: pushing for the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill.

    Why McCain-Feingold is so important

  3. Chris says:

    Actually Bill, if Trent Lott doesn’t like Fred, that is one more reason to support Fred Thompson.

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