Former Actor/Democrat turned Republican Ronald Reagan was perhaps the greatest President of our times. Could it be time once again, for a Hollywood actor to take the helm and lead us as a nation to victory against a barbaric and oppressive enemy(Islam)?
A lot of rumors flying around about former Republican Senator Fred Thompson taking aim on Barack Osama Hussein Obama bin Laden & Frau Hitlery Clinton’s quest for power and their ultimate surrender of America to radical Islam and exchanging Freedom & Liberty for socialism and totalitarian government.
From the Recliner Commentaries:
There is a lot of excitement in some conservative circles over speculation that former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson may soon announce that he is going to run for president.
I’m a bit nervous about Mitt Romney’s ability to beat Hillary or Obama. Although I agree fully with Hugh Hewitt that we are voting for a commander-in-chief, not a pastor-in-chief, I’m afraid too many conservative Christians will not be able to get past Romney’s Mormonism.
Although it’s still way too early to know, I’m skeptical that Huckabee, Brownback or Tancredo can win and I think Newt Gingrich is now out of the question. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani might just as well be Democrats as far as I’m concerned—in fact, if either of them were running against Joe Lieberman, I’d probably be more likely to vote for Lieberman.
Fred Thompson sounds like a very viable candidate.
From The Tribune:
The WH Bulletin (subscription required) reported this morning on growing efforts to draft Fred Thompson, the Law and Order actor, former Senator, and current Paul Harvey replacement on ABC Radio. The report notes slyly that Thompson has yet to endorse any ’08 candidate and hasn’t disclaimed an interest in the ’08 race.
Thompson, the former Tennessee Republican senator who’s now a Law & Order prosecutor and regular replacement for radio host Paul Harvey, is being urged by supporters to consider entering the presidential race, according to associates. “The draft Fred movement is growing,” says one ally. They say that Thompson is flattered by the suggestions, but it is unclear if he is turning away their appeals. The effort is growing among conservative blogs, where several boards are pushing the folksy straight-talker to get in.
Well, for one thing, Mr. Thompson’s ABC News contract probably prohibits him from saying anything in public about ongoing political campaigns. Also, while Thompson is conservative and has a record to back it up, he’s not and never has been a member of the conservative intellectual elite. He’s about as right-leaning as the old Mitt Romney + Mike Huckabee divided by two.
Most importantly, Sen. John McCain is one of Thompson’s best friends. They talk regularly. A source close to Thompson said that Thompson will not run for president, period.
I myself hope that he might reconsider.