Top Ten Reasons to Support Fred Thompson for President

None of the Republican candidates are “Reagan incarnate’ but all (except perhaps the Libertarian masquerading as a Republican) are more intelligent, articulate and capable of leading the nation than the currrent president and that should be a sliver of hope in a hopelessly muddled, and often depressing, political landscape.

I give the chance of a Republican candidate beating Hillary Clinton in the general election as one in three, but it is a long time still until the 2008 presidential election and the best hope that Republicans have in the long run is that the opposition candidate will indeed be Hillary Clinton. It remains to be seen how many people will actually be able to stand alone in a voting booth naked before God and truth and principle and their own conscience and actually ‘pull the lever’ to hand the presidency to Hillary Rodham Clinton. And after watching the Monday Night game between the Bills and the Cowboys, anything is possible and it is always possible to snatch victory from the hands of defeat no matter how badly you’ve played the game.

Now, without further ado. Drumroll please:


1) Ann Coulter doesn’t like him. That can only help.

2) James Dobson doesn’t like him. Therefore it will be hard for him to be labeled as some sort of lap dog of the Christian Right.

3) He was not involved one way or the other in the decision to invade Iraq. This is more important than it has been acknowledged to be so far. Look for this to become another major point that the Left will be hard pressed to attack him on.

4) He has not played the role as outlined by Bob Dole (and practiced by Mitt Romney) that one has to stampede to the Right to gain the nomination and then hurl oneself back to the Moderate middle in an attempt to win the general election. He has maintained that center/right feel that will serve him well in the long run.

5) He is pro-life, pro-gun and sufficiently not in the pocket of the gay lobby to be acceptable to social conservatives. Remember, it is your position on ‘God, Guns, Guts, Gestation and Gays’ that will get you the Republican nomination. You better be ‘right’ on at least three or four of those issues or you will have trouble getting the nod.

6) Anybody but Clinton (ABC) is the proper choice in this election, and whatever can be done to stop her dragging the nation into the realm of socialism and cultural surrender is worth fighting vigorously for. The candidate that has the best chance of stopping her in the general election should be the GOP nominee. I believe Fred Thompson is only one of two candidates that even has a chance against her.

7) He knows the name of Canada’s prime minister. (Apparently this matters to some people.)

8 ) Guiliani is pro-gay, pro-gun control, and pro-abortion. He’d make a great secretary of state but if he is the GOP candidate the fact is that the social conservatives will stay home or certain factions will play spoiler. Being ‘right’ on one issue (the threat of Islamic fundamentalism) will not be enough to win the election or lead the country in the right direction.

9) His choice of first lady is far better than Hillary’s . Can the nation endure another four or eight years of Clinton fatigue? When do the dynasties end?

10) He’s not a Mormon or widely viewed as a flip-flopper. As sad, unfortunate, or unfair as it may seen, Mitt Romney’s religion and his ‘pick a principle, any principle’ philosophy when it comes to getting elected is fatal and will ensure his demise. Principle really does matter to the average Republican primary voter and if you are perceived to not have it, you are done for. Mormonism is still seen as far too outside the mainstream to be fully accepted for a presidential candidate. This may go the way that Roman Catholicism was once seen as a pariah faith for presidential candidates but for now that is simply a cold fact and that day still lies in the future.

Posted by David M. Huntwork at October 10, 2007 6:13 PM
Comments
Comment #235772

Another reason he is popular, however, is fading fast. As he campaigns we will actually get to know where he stands. That one is a killer these days.

Posted by: Lee Jamison at October 10, 2007 2:52 PM
Comment #235801

I am sorry but, I am struck by reading this article with some obvious questions. If the current President is so lamentable, how can anyone trust the judgment of either the Republican Party or its supporters, since, they not only proffered him, elected him, BUT, then REELECTED him. Bush hasn’t done anything new since 2004 that he hadn’t done from 2000 to 2004, save the Medicare Rx bill?

And if the Republican Party and its voters could not be trusted regarding Bush, why should they be trusted regarding their judgment about Thompson or any other candidate this cycle?

These are legitimate questions which the rest of America should at least try to answer. And of course, most of all, questions the Republican Party and its supporters need to answer to avoid making the same errors in judgment.

Posted by: David R. Remer at October 10, 2007 6:58 PM
Comment #235802

About number nine and when do the dynasties end, that was not ever a problem with anybody until we had a moron “deciding” things for the last 7 years.

Posted by: ray at October 10, 2007 6:59 PM
Comment #235808

About number nine and when do the dynasties end, that was not ever a problem with anybody until we had a moron “deciding” things for the last 7 years.

Posted by: ray at October 10, 2007 06:59 PM

Ray, that was witty. How do you suppose that “moron” managed to be elected twice? The hoped for Clinton dynasty sounds good to many liberals which I really don’t understand. She is not against the war as all of you wish. She has just announced “baby bonds” and a new retirement package funded by the Federal government which no one has been able to price. She will suck you dry to win votes and then throw you in the trash. I would never call Hillary or Bill morons even though they expect us to behave as though we were.

Posted by: Jim at October 10, 2007 7:46 PM
Comment #235811


Fred Thompson said that if Iran gets the bomb, all of the Sunni nations will try to get the bomb. Israel has had the bomb for quite a while now. One would think that all those Sunni nations would already have the bomb.

Posted by: jlw at October 10, 2007 8:15 PM
Comment #235816

Did you notice that all of your reasons are things he is NOT?

Posted by: Max at October 10, 2007 9:16 PM
Comment #235831

That’s about how politics has worked since Reagan. You vote for the least lame, or as some like to say it, the lesser of two evils. I’d still take any of the GOPer’s (besides Ron Paul) over the dog and pony show that is the Democratic field. This country will live to regret the day it puts Hill and Bill back into the White House.

Posted by: David Huntwork at October 10, 2007 11:29 PM
Comment #235836

“This country will live to regret the day it puts Hill and Bill back into the White House.”

You mean more than they regret what has happened over the past seven years?
Republican Tribal Politics is an exercise in willful ignorance and has been ever since I can remember. All of the claims about fiscal responsibility and family values mean absolutely nothing. The damage this party has done and the divisive nature of their political strategies are the absolute antithesis of what it means to be patriotic. This party is broken and yet Republicans will still vote for their own no matter how bad things get because, for them, it is more like college football than a desire for good administration - as long as their team wins - hoo rah!. And Jim - does it bother you that someone refers to the current occupant of the White House as a Moron? Are you still on board with this administration after the preponderance of evidence revealing the unprecedented incompetence with which they have run this country? Your numbers are getting smaller for a reason.

Posted by: Scot at October 11, 2007 12:03 AM
Comment #235838

“Guiliani is pro-gay, pro-gun control, and pro-abortion.”

Which amounts to NOT RNC acceptable stock. Common sense has not been a Republic person principle for at least three decades.

Posted by: KansasDem at October 11, 2007 12:19 AM
Comment #235842

“None of the Republican candidates are “Reagan incarnate”. Perhaps that should be reason 1 to vote for Thompson, David. Afterall when the reasons to vote for Thompson includes his current choice for first lady is better than Clintons well I would agree the pickins are slim at the repub party these days… BTW I suppose your assuming Hillary will stick with Bill and not get her own trohpy wife.

Posted by: j2t2 at October 11, 2007 1:38 AM
Comment #235845

David H. said: “This country will live to regret the day it puts Hill and Bill back into the White House.”

Not according to the polls. Americans regret the Bush administration far more than they do the Clinton. That said, I agree with you that Hillary is not the candidate capable of leading this country to deal with its coming economic and fiscal train wreck hastened along by the Republican government.

Obama, Biden, or McCain may be the ones who could. But of those, the only one with a remote chance of winning is Obama and he is losing traction.

Posted by: David R. Remer at October 11, 2007 2:20 AM
Comment #235847
Principle really does matter to the average Republican primary voter and if you are perceived to not have it, you are done for.
By David Huntworth


Nixon was disappointed with the selection of Thompson, whom he called “dumb as hell.”

“Oh s**t, that kid,” Nixon said when told by his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, of Thompson’s appointment on Feb. 22, 1973.
Publicly, Baker and Thompson presented themselves as dedicated to uncovering the truth. But Baker had secret meetings and conversations with Nixon and his top aides, while Thompson worked cooperatively with the White House and accepted coaching from Nixon’s lawyer, J. Fred Buzhardt, the tapes and transcripts show.

Excerpts from an article on MSNBC

Principle?

Posted by: Cube at October 11, 2007 2:48 AM
Comment #235855

I liked Fred even before he threw his hat into the ring.
Now since Ann(#1 on the list) doesn’t like him, I am more for Fred. Ann is a ass and right now, I’d vote for anybody except the one she likes.

Posted by: KT at October 11, 2007 8:53 AM
Comment #235865

Scott

Republican Tribal Politics is an exercise in willful ignorance and has been ever since I can remember.

An excellent post Scott. You have very succinctly extrapolated the problems so obviously plaguing the credibility of the current republican party. Of course there is still a matter of pride and the bitter feelings it leaves behind when an amoral agenda has been exposed. I suspect it will take a good deal of time for some to realize and be willing to admit that their party is indeed broken and needs to be repaired.

I have had a bit of time on my hands lately and have been going over some editorials from various papers. What astonishes me is that the right wingnuts are accusing the dems of suffering the same blight that currently is destroying the repubs. While I do not put much faith in the probability of honest, credible and accountable governance from either party I do realize the obvious. That is that the republican party is the one which is on a steady downward slide and in need of serious introspection. Instead of taking a realistic look into their own failures they elect to focus on making the other guy look just as bad at the expense of the rest of us.

Posted by: RickIL at October 11, 2007 10:06 AM
Comment #235868

“That is that the republican party is the one which is on a steady downward slide and in need of serious introspection”

Give them some time Rick. It took the Dems 6 years before they realized all of the country wasn’t like California or the northeast coast and that they were too far left.
Once they figured that out, they got moderate Dems to run in those areas and took control.
Soon though, they will revert back to same thing that made them hated throughout the 90s.
Then it will be the rights turn to capitalize on the corruption, rights violating and loss of freedoms that the Dems are guilty of.

IF you really did “realize the obvious,” you would be looking elsewhere to fix the country.

Posted by: kctim at October 11, 2007 10:52 AM
Comment #235876

kctim

I do realize that more of the same is not an answer to the ethics problems which allow our legislators and executive branch to continue to operate in a cathedral of corruption. I was not implying that the opposite party is in some way above the problems of the current republican party. Merely that the repubs are currently the party which has been caught with their hands in the till on so many occasions of late. I can not remember a party so full of itself and so abhorrently motivated towards an ultimate power grab as our last republican congress. They along with our president pulled all the plugs and arrogantly showed no signs of conscience in their maligned agenda. They have done great damage to our government and our country.

It is my hope that the dems are fearful enough to challenge this reality and take serious measures to bring our congress and executive to some sort of accountability in the hope that our government can return to handling the business of the people as opposed to that of the parties.

Posted by: RickIL at October 11, 2007 12:50 PM
Comment #235877

“Give them some time Rick.”

The answer to this is: how much time do they need to fix the problems and, while they are attempting to repair, are you still going to support them in their attempt to control this country in spite of the continuing advocacy of the policies a failed administration? This party is in desperate disrepair. So, the real question is: are you interested in the welfare of the whole country or the just the party?

Posted by: Scot at October 11, 2007 1:12 PM
Comment #235881

David M. Huntwork,

Let me give you some advice on voting in the next election!!!!!!!

First you want to step back and take a good long look at the mess that the republicans have created in the last few years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then listen to the republican presidential candidates telling you they are vowing to stay the course that the bush crime family has laid out for us!!!!!!!!

My advice is vote for an independent or democrat!!!!!!!! This world will not survive another member of the crime family running this country into the ground!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Outraged at October 11, 2007 2:00 PM
Comment #235885

RickIl
I actually agree with much of what you just wrote, I just believe the Dems won’t be fearful enough to challenge anything because they are a main part of the problem.
Thanks for such a well reasoned response too.

Scot
How much time do the Reps need? Probably just a few years. By that time, the people will be fed up with liberal policies being forced on them, again, and will once again settle for the Reps.

“So, the real question is: are you interested in the welfare of the whole country or the just the party?”

Um, the whole country, which is why I could never vote for a liberal candidate. I still believe in and respect our Constitution way to much to ever do that.
And as far as me just supporting the party, I’m afraid you have it wrong there. Just because I do not fall in line and accept the lefts opinions as fact, does not mean I agree with the Republicans on all things. And, just because I know the Dems offer nothing new, just the same old type of govt we have now, also does not mean I am a supporter of the last 7 years.
Our biggest difference is that you see the last 7 years as being bad for the country and I see the last 15 years as being bad.
So who’s really interested in the welfare of the country and who’s really interested in their party ?
Here’s a hint: I don’t belong to any party.

Posted by: kctim at October 11, 2007 2:29 PM
Comment #235891

I’m not sure what you mean by “Clinton fatigue”. As I remember, during the last year of Clinton’s term (post-Monica) his approval ratings were consistently above 60%. With six out of ten Americans approving of Bill Clinton’s performance, who is it, exactly, that is “fatigued”? It certainly was not the general electorate. What does referring to people’s feelings about a demonstrably popular president say about people’s feeling about the bush family? w’s ratings sit at about 3 in 10 approval.
Could it be that the phrase ‘Clinton fatigue” is just another word invention by the repubs, like “no child left behind”, or “class warfare”, or “war on terror”?

Posted by: charles ross at October 11, 2007 4:12 PM
Comment #235893

America needs to wake up and open their eyes to what is going on! We need to reinstate the phrase, “a government for the people and BY THE PEOPLE.” We are the ones who control term limits on our congressman but when you keep voting the same ones back in, you have no right to complain and you deserve what you get! Can’t you see that the Democratic Party wants to control us like puppets. The sad thing is that we are so willing to allow them because we don’t have the ability to think for ourselves anymore. We want someone else to tell us what to think and do. The only party out there that wants to give us our freedoms back is the Republican Party and the best candidate for President to do this is Fred Thompson.

Everything is not the President’s fault. He is only one person compared to the 535 in Congress who seem to have accomplished nothing since the Dems regained control!

Posted by: Andy D. at October 11, 2007 5:50 PM
Comment #235898

And how exactly has the Republican party changed anything Andy?
Sure we got a modest tax refund, but come on, we still pay through the nose. They didn’t do anything to cut entitlement programs really. Private property was still grabbed by the govt. The 2nd Amendment is still ignored. Govt still forces us to comply with SS as retirement. Personal rights and freedoms still controlled by govt.
Need I go on?

The only difference between Reps and Dems today are the letters and their cheerleaders. You can’t just care only about the rights you care about.

Posted by: kctim at October 11, 2007 7:56 PM
Comment #235919

“The only party out there that wants to give us our freedoms back is the Republican Party”
Andy D where have you been the past 6 years? What freedoms did the Repub led 109th and the Bush Administration give back to you?

Posted by: j2t2 at October 12, 2007 1:11 AM
Comment #235921

The problem with the Republican party is that it has started to act like the Democrats instead of like conservatives. Spending like a drunken sailor and continuing to expand government size and intrusion. There are still some of us who believe that the concept of limited government, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, the traditional family, lower taxes and personal liberty still has some appeal. We’re called conservatives.

By the way, liberals using Nixon in an attempt to attack Fred Thompson is funny on several different levels.

Posted by: David M. Huntwork at October 12, 2007 1:39 AM
Comment #235928

I see Al Gore just won the Nobel Peace Prize. My psychic feelings tell me that conservatives are going to accuse the committee of “hating Bush”.

Posted by: Woody Mena at October 12, 2007 8:17 AM
Comment #235929

Naw Woody, it just shows hows meaningless the Nobel prize has become.

Posted by: kctim at October 12, 2007 9:04 AM
Comment #235936


Kctim: You may not want to be to hasty, Jimmy Carter is going to nominate Bush for a nobel prize for peace. Desmond Tutu is going to second the nomination.

Posted by: jlw at October 12, 2007 9:46 AM
Comment #235941

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Posted by: Conrad Morris at October 12, 2007 10:37 AM
Comment #235948

Another reason to vote for Democrats:


Gore Wins Peace Prize for Climate Work

OSLO, Oct. 12 — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Al Gore, the former vice president, and to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for its work to alert the world to the threat of global warming.

Posted by: Max at October 12, 2007 11:41 AM
Comment #235957

AlGore is back. Hurrah! He’s the new comeback kid and reminds me of Nixon’s resurrection. Let’s draft Big Al before someone offers him a job. Just a thought! If Hillary’s new health scheme gets enacted, will AlGore qualify for coverage in spite of his willfully being overweight. And, in the same thought, Will Obama qualify because he uses tobacco. Hmmmmm. Jim

Posted by: Jim at October 12, 2007 12:27 PM
Comment #235962


Although Al Gore didn’t get the government to do anything about global warming, he at least got George Bush to pay some lip service to it. That alone is worth a Nobel prize.

Posted by: jlw at October 12, 2007 12:49 PM
Comment #235964

A clinton or gore President would do nothing but enlarge the divide in this country.

I would vote Obama or Thompson before I would even think about one of those two.

Posted by: kctim at October 12, 2007 1:09 PM
Comment #235965

David,

Typical of Republicans. You’d rather have a trophy wife than an incredibly smart and astute politician as the President’s partner. You are more worried about where Fred Thompson’s dick is than who is talking policy with the President at home? I don’t think Bill could get used to baking cookies, safely championing literacy, or preparing astrology charts and schedules for the President (ala Ronald and Nancy) like Republicans seem to prefer.
But look at the upside! Who else could you villify and make fun of more than Bill as the first First Husband! Sounds like a reason to vote for Clinton to me!

Posted by: chris2x at October 12, 2007 1:15 PM
Comment #236000

kctim,

“Personal rights and freedoms still controlled by the government.” Maybe so since we have progressively allowed this to happen over many years. This also falls at the hands of court judges and lawsuits being granted that never should have been in court in the first place. No thanks to the ACLU either!

j2t2,

“Limited government, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, traditional family, lower taxes, and persoanl liberty” — all things the Democrats appear to be against. Do you realize how much “PORK BARREL” spending was added to the troop support bill by the Democrats causing it not to pass making the Republicans look bad?

Where do you think the money will come from for Hillary’s $5k bond she wants to give to all children? Higher taxes for us! Fiscally responsible?

I want to thank all the critics of the current administration. “The more someone does that is good, the more critics they will have.” Seems to me that the current adminstration is doing the right thing even though it goes against the intelligence (or lack thereof) of the majority of Americans!

Posted by: Andy D. at October 12, 2007 5:31 PM
Comment #236015

“You are more worried about where Fred Thompson’s dick is than who is talking policy with the President at home?” Posted by: chris2x at October 12, 2007 01:15 PM

Chris2X. Is it necessary to use this kind of language to get your point across? I don’t care for your choice of words and would appreciate not having to read vulgarity.

Posted by: Jim at October 12, 2007 7:59 PM
Comment #236025

Andy D ,
Once again the question is “What freedoms did the Repub led 109th and the Bush Administration give back to you?” I asked that because you stated “The only party out there that wants to give us our freedoms back is the Republican Party”. The repubs have been the majority party in the house and senate as well as having a repub administration from 2000 until January of this year. Do you realize how foolish and misinformed that comment sounds?

Posted by: j2t2 at October 12, 2007 10:57 PM
Comment #236029
personal liberty

This one nearly made me choke on my coke…

Republicans interested in personal liberty? That would be a first. The only one that is dedicated to this is the one you say you can’t support. Interesting indeed.

Posted by: Rhinehold at October 13, 2007 12:04 AM
Comment #236030


If Hillary were to get a law passed that gave every man, woman and child a $5K bond, that would be $1.5 trillion which is less than what we are going to pay for the war in Iraq. How much would a $5K bond placed in a retirement account for a new born child be worth after 65 years of compounded interest? What effect would it have on Social Security? If my math is correct, $5K is about what an employer pays in to the S.S. account of every employee every two years based on the median wage.

Posted by: jlw at October 13, 2007 12:12 AM
Comment #236036

Jim, I’m sorry if I offended you. However, given what the Republicans did to Bill Clinton I think there’s been far greater vulgarity going on. After all, it was Republicans who couldn’t help being fixated on Bill’s “insert non-vulgar reference to you-know-what here”.

Did you click on and read the link on “reason #9”? Here’s a little snippet minus the pictures:

Besides the obvious references to ‘Thom and Jeri’, would it really be that bad to have a hottie in the white house? I say no! And I think it would be reassuring knowing that once again it would be safe for the nation’s interns to work there due to the president actually being able to ogle his wife instead of the ‘new crop’.

I can appreciate David has his tongue-in-cheek moments. But why aren’t you accusing him of vulgarity or being sexist or just plain bad taste?

Posted by: chris2x at October 13, 2007 3:04 AM
Comment #236041

So let me get this straight. These are the reasons that Fred Thompson is the Great White Hope.

1) Nutjobs hate him (and a lot of other good people too).

2) Ditto

3) He has no real experience.

4) He isn’t too far right….

5) …or is he? For the average American, I mean.

6) He’s not Hillary

7) He has basic knowledge that any nationally elected official had better know.

8) He’s not Guiliani.

9) His wife is so much younger than him that they look ridiculous together.

10) He’s not Romney.

Does that cover everything?

L

Posted by: leatherankh at October 13, 2007 10:15 AM
Comment #236050

Woody I agree with kctim here, the Noble has now become another way to promote agenda not accoplishment. Pathetic.

Posted by: Edge at October 13, 2007 2:42 PM
Comment #236052

Edge,

He won the Nobel Peace Prize, not a prize in science. Doesn’t everyone who wins that have an agenda?

Posted by: Woody Mena at October 13, 2007 3:23 PM
Comment #236060

Andy D. offered this gem of nonsense: “The more someone does that is good, the more critics they will have.”

Of course, it is true that the more one does that is bad, the more critics they will have. So, the fact that Bush has critics tells us nothing about the job he is doing, does it?

Posted by: David R. Remer at October 13, 2007 4:57 PM
Comment #236089

Fred, Fred, where’s your cred?
Will you let me keep my bread?
FairTax, Yes! ‘er FairTax, No!
Just another politico?
Hope for tax reform, I see,
Will be voting HUCKABEE!

Posted by: Ian at October 14, 2007 3:28 PM
Comment #236093

j2t2,

Please accept my apologies for my last post. I quoted a phrase from someone else’s post. I am truly sorry.

Posted by: Andy D. at October 14, 2007 5:00 PM
Comment #236095

David R. Remer,

People did not seem to care that former President Bill Clinton had sex in the White House with someone other than his wife. Not too many critics on that one, even though that was bad.

But to have someone who stands firm on issues supporting what is good has the most critics of all.

Be careful where you get your information.

Posted by: Andy D. at October 14, 2007 5:10 PM
Comment #236101

Andy D. said: “People did not seem to care that former President Bill Clinton had sex in the White House with someone other than his wife.”

Were you in a Coma? Taxpayers spent 10’s of millions of dollars on investigations and impeachment of Clinton over this very issue. The media took in 100’s of millions in revenues in more than a year of coverage on this story. And you claim people did not seem to care? Sorry, the credibility of your commentary is monumentally lacking.

Posted by: David R. Remer at October 14, 2007 8:01 PM
Comment #236198

Check out the link:Conservatives against Fred Thompson, lists his voting record against gun owners and second ammentment rights. I think those of you awaiting the second coming(Reagan) will be very disappointed with Thompson’s tennure in congress. Conservative?

Posted by: packeryman at October 16, 2007 12:46 AM
Comment #236382

Mr. Huntwork’s negative assessment of the Mormons (reason 10 to vote for Fred) left out the humanitarian aide the Mormon Church gave to member and non-member victims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The church sent 200 truckloads of commodities and relief supplies for distribution and contributed 5 million pounds of food and water. A total of 10,000 church members from southern states caravanned every weekend for 3 months to help clean up until public services could once again handle the volume. Church volunteers provided more than 42,000 man-days. One newscaster said that 2 of the churches doing a lot of the cleanup were the Mormon Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints (AKA the Mormons). Check out more details on the church’s website (lds.org) in the March 2007 Ensign magazine article entitled Storming Back or try Googleling Mormon Helping Hands.

Perhaps this compassionate service was given because Mormon’s know from their history what it feels like to be abandoned by the federal government when it failed to protect their religious freedom. Is it any surprise that the church that was in a survival mode in the 1800’s rescuing their own, now knows how to run a rescue operation in our day anywhere in the world?

If former senator Thompson became president would he acknowledge Mormons who help their fellow citizens in their hour of need as described above? Or would he ring his hands and say this goes against the anti-Mormon mainstream there is no way compassionate caravans could have proliferated from covered wagons.

It wouldn’t hurt to be a little more open minded about those closed minded Mormons.

Oh, on Mitt’s suspected flip flopping, it seems instead of the pick any principle philosophy he governs by the actions speak louder than words philosophy. Please note that Massachusetts Citizens for Life has given Mitt Romney an award for his consistent and courageous defense of life as Governor, and prominent Massachusetts pro-life activist and philanthropist, Ray Ruddy, has endorsed him.

Thought you might want to know.

Posted by: Phil T. at October 18, 2007 12:34 AM
Comment #237074

Oh please, come on. Does anybody think Fred Thompson is going to be the next President. He is a joke. Everytime I watch him on the debate he sounds like an 90 year old great grandpa…who cannot respond to a question with more than a one sentence punch line. If Fred Thompson wins the GOP nominee…the Republican party is in deep do do. The GOP will be no more for at least ten years when Hillary wins the presidency. The american people see through the lies and deceit of the GOP, and will vote more Democrats into Congress.

Posted by: Tom at October 26, 2007 11:55 PM
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