Friday, March 23, 2007
A Candidate?
Fred Thompson, former Senator of Tennessee, is considering running for President in 2008. He has said he will make a decision sometime this summer, but many are hoping that they can get him to run.

There is a Draft Fred Thompson movement growing. And I'll admit that I am intrigued.

For one thing, all his words would suggest a strong commitment to both Iraq and the bigger war on terror. For another thing, he is a strong ally to the individual rights of gun owners. He's a free-market guy, Reaganesque in many ways, and is not a wimp. He doesn't even play one on television!

Seriously, I'm a bit intrigued.

Here's a nice article on his bona fides and why the Dems don't want him to get into the race: he appeals to the conservative base and is a likable guy. The article reports that he has a meeting scheduled in April with 40 members of Congress who will try to get him into the ring. His entry into the race would at the very least point out the gaps in the other candidates' conservative ideals. Guiliani is likable and has GWOT cred, but he's lousy on gun ownership. McCain? I can't trust him. Romney? Has the potential to be a Republican Bill Clinton, flip-flopping and waffling, not to mention the Romney-who? factor.

Newt is too polarizing a figure. Schwarzeneggar is ineligible (and too far to the left to appeal to conservatives).

Thompson may be the right man for the job.

Other articles and information: here, here


posted by Phoenix | 12:46 PM


At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Christina said...

He is the one Republican candidate I can get excited about.

I hope like hell he runs.

; )


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