Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jeri Thompson discusses the campaign on The O'Reilly Factor

Jeri Thompson, wife of presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks politics with Laura Ingraham.

WSJ Editorial: Flat Tax Fred

Flat Tax Fred: Thompson's reform leads the GOP field
The Wall Street Journal | Editorial

Fred Thompson's Presidential campaign has been struggling, in part because of a sense that he lacks passion and an agenda. But late last week he unveiled a tax reform that is more ambitious than anything we've seen so far from the rest of the GOP field.

Mr. Thompson wants to abolish the death tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax and cut the corporate income tax rate to 27% from 35%. But his really big idea is a voluntary flat tax that would give every American the option of ditching the current code in favor of filing a simple tax return with two tax rates of 10% and 25%.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Fred Thompson: Tell the truth Fox News!

Thompson Unloads on Fox News for 'Bias'
American Thinker | Rick Moran

Former Tennessee Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson has been accused of lacking fire to run for the presidency.

Seeking to alter that image, Thompson fired away at Chris Wallace of Fox News this morning, accusing the network of being biased against his campaign:

Thompson said, "This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth." He noted that other conservatives have praised his bid for the GOP nomination and took issue with a Fox promo that focused on polling in New Hampshire, where Thompson is registering in the single digits.

He said he is running second in national polls and has been leading or tied for the lead in South Carolina for "a long, long time." Thompson, in a firm, but measured tone, scolded Wallace: "...for you to highlight nothing but the negatives in terms of the polls and then put on your own guys who have been predicting for four months, really, that I couldn't do it, kind of skew things a little bit. There's a lot of other opinion out there."

Thompson has a point. While his campaign has been universally criticized for gaffes and missteps early on, it is equally clear Thompson has righted the ship in recent weeks and is starting to generate some momentum.

Larry Kudlow: Good for Fred Thompson

Good for Fred Thompson
National Review Online (The Corner) | Larry Kudlow

Good for Fred. Good for his excellent, broad based, tax-cut plan — including a flat-tax option and a corporate tax cut.

Good for him for snapping back at Fox’s Chris Wallace when he tried to pull a fast one by citing Fred Barnes and Charles Krauthammer as proof-pudding that Fred can’t win. Good for Fred for mentioning National Review and Investor’s Business Daily for speaking positively about his candidacy. (So, is it true that Fox is dedicating itself to Rudy?)

Good for Fred for showing fire, energy, and animation throughout the interview. It’s the same fire in the belly that I witnessed in our CNBC interview earlier this month.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney Tied for Republican Lead in South Carolina

Poll: Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson Tied for Republican Lead in South Carolina
AP | By Regina Sass

The latest word on the Republican Primary race in South Carolina is that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson are tied for first place at 21%. Two months ago, Thompson had the lead all to himself at 24% while Romney was in second with 15%.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Fred Thompson surging in Iowa

Washington Post-ABC News Poll -- Fred Thompson surging in Iowa

The Washington Post

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone November 14-18, 2007.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Fred Thompson says Mike Huckabee is a "Pro-Life Liberal"

Fred Thompson stops by Steve Gill’s radio show and reacts to the Pat Robertson endorsement of Rudy Giuliani, talks immigration reform and shares his impression of Governor Mike Huckabee as a “pro-life liberal.”
“When you’re very, very low and you come in for a while just very low then that’s considered to be a surge in politics. He’s doing better."
He’s a good man but he’s a pro-life liberal. He’s right on the pro-life part, but he’s a liberal. You look at his taxes in the state you look at what he said about immigration. You know he worked against any attempt to control immigration coming in through his home state…”

>> Fred Thompson on Mike Huckabee on the Steve Gill Show

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Country Music Star John Rich Hosts Second Fred Thompson Fundraiser

John Rich, one half of the hit duo Big & Rich, is co-hosting a fundraiser and concert for Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Thursday Nov. 8. Tickets start at $100 to attend the concert, $500 for a reception with Sen. Thompson and $2,300 per person for a photo with the candidate.

read:: Country Hound

related:: The Eighth of November - Big and Rich

Fred Thompson Keeps it Simple

When word began circulating in Republican circles last spring that former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson was considering a run for the presidency, the reaction ranged from relief the party had finally found a suitable standard - bearer to squeals of delight about the actor/politician and his resemblance to former President Ronald Reagan.

read:: Las Vegas Sun