Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thompson delegates still backing Fred

Thompson out, but some backers not abandoning ship
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Andy Sher

NASHVILLE — Republican Fred Thompson is out of the presidential race, but that isn’t stopping some top Republican officials from continuing to support the former U.S. senator in the Feb. 5 GOP primary.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, is running as an at-large delegate for Mr. Thompson. Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, is running as a Thompson delegate in the 7th Congressional District.

And both are hoping to get to the Republican National Convention this summer as delegates.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fred Thompson quits the 2008 presidential race

"Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort," Thompson said in a statement.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Fred Thompson news roundup

Fred Thompson's Loss Ends the Republican Party?
Outside the Beltway | James Joyner

Fred Thompson Loss Ends Republican Party James Joyner | Monday, January 21, 2008

Steve Bainbridge is preparing to sit out the 2008 election rather than vote for anyone but Fred Thompson.

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Thompson Contemplates Dropping Out of the Race
Cleveland Plain Dealer | staff report

Republican Fred Thompson is apparently weighing the future of his bid after a disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina Saturday.

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Despite a disappointing finish, Thompson doesn't bow out
Chicago Tribune | William Douglas

"...As soon as Thompson entered the race, analysts began wondering aloud why he got in, saying that he didn't show the fire in the belly that's necessary to run successfully for president. The image of Thompson as a laid-back slowpoke became fodder for late-night television comedians.

Woodard said that Thompson finally appeared to hit his stride on the stump in the Palmetto State, speaking to overflow crowds in the past week.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fred Thompson on illegal immigration

Thompson will fight illegals | Marilyn Doremus

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson believes in our country and our laws. Thompson believes illegals are illegal, and should be sent home to apply to come into this country legally. Toleration of sanctuary cities must end. Companies hiring illegals should be heavily fined. And the fence between the United States and Mexico should be built immediately. As Thompson says, this is a matter of national security.

It's Fred's Turn

If I were a South Carolina Republican voter on Saturday, then for parochial, tactical, and philosophical reasons, I would vote for Fred Thompson.

read::: American Spectator

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fred Thompson comments on government spending

Thompson says spending puts U.S. on course to Soviet-like oblivion
AP | by Mary Ann Chastain

LAURENS - Republican White House hopeful Fred Thompson said Wednesday that the United State's spending on programs like Medicare and welfare puts the country on a course for the same financial oblivion that brought down the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

"We're doing it in a different way," Thompson said during a radio interview in response to a question about President Ronald Reagan's strategy of outspending the Soviet Union and whether the U.S. was now on the same course. "The bottom line could be the same."

Fred Thompson Launches New TV Ad, "Always"

Thompson Launches New South Carolina TV Ad, "Always"


McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson today launched a new 30-second television ad, titled "Always," which will begin airing Tuesday statewide in South Carolina.

"Fred Thompson is building momentum heading into the South Carolina primary, and this new TV ad will ensure that voters across the Palmetto state know that Fred is the only consistent conservative in the race," said Campaign Manager Bill Lacy.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fred Thompson say John McCain is wrong about many things

Fred Thompson on Glenn Beck Show
The Glenn Beck Show | Transcriptionist

SENATOR THOMPSON: I think the basis of it is national security, national defense. John was right, I think, with regard to Iraq and he stood tough during tough times and I think he turned out to be right. And I was the same place the whole time and have been. We agree on that. But John is wrong on some other important things and he was wrong when he voted against the Bush tax cuts.

GLENN: But wait a minute. I mean --

SENATOR THOMPSON: He says he's changed his mind about that now and, you know, sobeit. But, you know, I was there during part of that time and I voted the other way. I believed the other way then, I believe the other way now. He's certainly wrong with regard to the immigration bill that they tried to get the American people sign off on last year and they gave a resounding no and now everybody's getting tough on the border. But on taxes and immigration, especially, you know, I think he's wrong. But so is Huckabee as far as that's concerned.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Michael Moriarty Endorses Fred Thompson for President

Actor Michael Moriarty Endorses Fellow Law & Order Star for President

Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty recently endorsed fellow Law & Order star Fred Thompson for President of the United States.

Fred Thompson Charging in South Carolina

Fred Charging in SC! Within 3 of Huckabee!!

Rasmussen Reports

Over the past several days, the only real movement in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary has been a four-point gain for Fred Thompson and a five-point decline for Mike Huckabee.

The big winner from that trade-off is John McCain.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows McCain at 28%, Huckabee at 19%, Mitt Romney at 17%, and Fred Thompson at 16%. Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul are tied with 5% support. Giuliani is betting his entire campaign on a strong showing in Florida, where he is now tied for the lead with three others....

Fred Thompson's new South Carolina TV ad!

Fred Thompson's new South Carolina TV ad!

see::: YouTube

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fred Thompson on Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

Quote of the Day:

"Now you're seeing the real Mike Huckabee come out. So I think we've done a favor to the American people, cuz these are serious times and they require somebody that knows what they are doing and doesn't walk into a situation with foreign representatives and heads of foreign nations with training wheels on."