Friday, March 30, 2007
Read ... the full Lanny Davis article from The Hill
Thursday, March 29, 2007
For Immediate Release Contact: Jerry Patterson
“RUN FRED RUN” Texas Statewide Elected Officials Urge Fred Thompson to Enter Presidential Race
Today, two prominent Texas statewide elected officials announced their support of the growing national movement to encourage former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) to seek the Republican nomination for president.
While we agree there are several good candidates currently in the race, we believe Fred Thompson would add an exciting option for Republican primary voters.
A recent Rasmussen poll indicated that in a general election match-up, Fred Thompson leads Senator Hillary Clinton by a margin of 44% to 43%, notwithstanding the fact Thompson is not yet a candidate.
In our opinion, unlike the current front runner, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson is right on virtually all issues important to Republican primary voters.
“I believe Mayor Giuliani was an outstanding mayor, and would be a credible commander in chief in the War on Terror. However, I cannot support him in the Republican primary because of his position on the 2nd Amendment’s enumerated right to keep and bear arms”, stated Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who authored the Texas concealed handgun law while a state senator.
“I’m impressed by what I see and hear about Senator Thompson--he’s consistently pro life, pro traditional marriage, a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, and strong on national defense,” said commissioner Victor Carrillo, a statewide elected official responsible for regulation of the oil, gas, and mining sectors in Texas.
We believe Fred Thompson should run. His ability to communicate is reminiscent of Ronald Reagan. His record as a U.S. Senator makes him a known quantity to voters, and his entry into the race will add excitement and motivate the conservative Republican base.
“We’ve won statewide primaries and general elections in Texas. We know what it takes to win in Texas. Fred Thompson has what it takes”, stated Commissioner Patterson, who has a record of winning elections in spite of being dramatically outspent by his opponents.
For these and other reasons we say: RUN FRED RUN!
Jerry Patterson Texas Land CommissionerVictor Carrillo Texas Railroad Commissioner
You might have heard about the lawsuit brought by a radical Islamic advocacy group against passengers on a U.S. Airways flight. Their offense was reporting suspicious behavior to the flight crew. According to reports, six Muslim men took up positions inside the plane similar to those taken by the 9/11 hijackers and vocally condemned America.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
|By Kelly McCormack|
|Half of voting-age Americans say they would not vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) if she became the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, according to a Harris Interactive poll released Tuesday.|
John McCain, at 22% (20%)
Fred Thompson 12% (n/a)
Monday, March 19, 2007
The Daily News Journal: Tennessee Republican Congressmen announce launch of "Draft Fred Thompson 2008" committee
The Daily News Journal
In most presidential campaigns, after the party nominations are settled, voters experience buyer's remorse: a sense that other candidates might have been a better choice.
What's fascinating about the 2008 Republican race is the widespread buyer's remorse a year before the primaries, almost a conventional wisdom that there must be a better choice for conservatives who dominate the GOP nomination process.
Largely because of that belief, a quiet effort has been underway to convince Fred Thompson, the former movie actor, turned U.S. senator, turned back into television star, to run.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Back in 2005, a very interesting dynamic occurred whenever one of the many highly-traversed sites on the conservative blogosphere hosted a presidential straw poll of potential Republican presidential contenders for 2008. In almost every case, Sen. George Allen bested nearly every other contender, with Rudy Giuliani usually either statistically tied with the former Virginia senator or a very close second. This led many pundits in the days before Allen’s Senate loss to conclude that Sen. Allen was the major sleeper candidate in the race and possibly even the most likely of the candidates to garner the nomination. Such a view shouldn’t have been surprising; if there was a candidate in the race who matched Ronald Reagan on the issues, it was George Allen, with his belief in economic freedom, his foreign policy hawkishness, and a social conservatism tempered by the Gipper’s leave-me-alone libertarian streak that many Republicans have seemingly abandoned.
race42008.com blog article
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I feel bad for Nancy Pelosi, AND her neighbors. Anti-war activists from the group Code Pink have been giving her the same treatment the president gets at his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Camping on her San Francisco lawn, they’re demanding she cut off funds to the troops in Iraq.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wait until September 2007… if Rudy has faltered, McCain has failed to excite the conservative base, or Romney has failed to gain traction, through your hat in the ring. Wait and see if a void developed, and if so, fill it.
What Fred did to Newt
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
In other words, enter: Fred Dalton Thompson.
The field is wide open and the GOP base is very, very restless.
The full article - The Hill
Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
WALLACE: There's been a lot of buzz, as we said, in Republican circles that there's no true conservative in the GOP presidential field. Now some top Republicans, including your friend former Tennessee senator Howard Baker, are putting out trial balloons about you possibly entering the race.
Question: Are you considering running for president in 2008?
THOMPSON: I'm giving some thought to it. Going to leave the door open.
the full Fox interview
AP: Fred Thompson says he's considering 2008 presidential run
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
WASHINGTON — Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Jr. said today he is urging his friend Fred Thompson to run for president and encouraging others to convince him.
also, from The Hill: Thompson has told allies in recent days that he is exploring seriously a bid for president in 2008 in response to what he has described as strong encouragement from Republicans dissatisfied with the current slate of candidates.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
WASHINGTON — Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is facing increased calls to get into the 2008 GOP nomination race.
Sources told FOX News that Thompson, 62, now one of the stars of the popular NBC prime time series "Law & Order," has not ruled out a presidential bid, and has authorized advisers and supporters to continue to gauge support.full article