Fred Thompson For President In 2008?

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. 

6 responses to “Fred Thompson For President In 2008?

  1. If only…

    Fred Thompson has long been one of my favorites people. He has the presence, the intellect, the speaking ability, the character, and the political leanings to be another Ronald Reagan…it he has a vision for America as well.

    I too hope that he will toss his hat into the ring. I believe he would be a shoo-in.

    I hope he runs!

    I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope!

  2. Sounds like it maybe more then rumor! Former Senator Thompson appeared on FOX NEWS this morning and had this to say:

    “I’m going to wait and see what happens,” Thompson said. “I want to see my colleagues on the campaign trial, what they say, what they emphasize, whether they can carry the ball next November.”

    “I think people are somewhat disillusioned. A lot of people are cynical out there. They’re looking for something different,” he said.

    Thompson, 64, said he was pondering a run after former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker and other Tennessee Republicans began drumming up support for his possible Republican candidacy, citing his conservative credentials.

    On the issues, Thompson said he:

    —Is “pro-life,” and believes federal judges should reexamine the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 which established a woman’s right to an abortion.

    —Opposes gay marriage, but would let states decide whether to allow civil unions. “Marriage is between a man and a woman, and judges shouldn’t be allowed to change that.”

    —Supports President George W. Bush’s decision to increase troops in Iraq. “Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify them. I think we are doing that now,” he said. “We’ve got to give it a chance to work.”

    —Would pardon former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice now, rather than waiting until all his appeals are exhausted. Libby was found guilty of perjury and obstruction in the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

    Libby is “bearing the political brunt of something that should’ve never come about,” Thompson said, noting that “practically every witness at trial had inconsistent statements.”

    Thompson said he was not setting a deadline to make a decision and believes he will not be at a disadvantage if he waited until summer. “The lay of the land will be different in a couple of months than it is today, one way or another,” he said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

  3. It almost sounds like you like Mitt Romney, and were it not for his Mormonism and your worry that some people would reject him because of it, that you would support him. Quite frankly, that sounds a bit weak-willed and pathetic. If you like what someone stands for, have the guts to stand up and support them while fighting to change minds of those who may not be so open-minded.
    If conservative Christians cannot get beyond this issue, then they may well reap what they sow. After the Democrats win the Presidency, their influence will continue to wane. The media, and others, will be much more emboldened to reject them on the basis of their beliefs as well. After all, it’s not like Christians could then turn around and claim discrimination – I do believe that the Bible offers a few words on the dangers of hypocrisy.

  4. Hmmmm…I vaguely know who he is and I like his comments in the articles, but I would need to know a lot more. I’m not committed to anyone yet, but I’m hoping McCain doesn’t get the nod…I don’t trust him.

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