Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fred Thompson To Make Announcement

Fred Thompson will announce his candidacy for President on September 6, 2007.

“I believe that there are millions of Americans who know that our security and prosperity are at risk if we don’t address the challenges of our time; the global threat of terrorism; taxes and spending that will bankrupt future generations, and a government that can’t seem to get the most basic responsibilities right for its citizens,” stated Fred Thompson.

“The response that we’ve received makes me confident that we have an opportunity to change politics in Washington and across the country, and take on these challenges the way every generation of Americans has faced the challenges of their time – with unity, hard work and a belief that we will come out on the winning side,” continued Thompson.

There is nothing fresh about that message. That comes straight from Republican Candidate 101. Thompson has other problems Christian Right kingmaker James Dobson can't stand him.

"Everyone knows he's conservative and has come out strongly for the things that the pro-family movement stands for," Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression," Dobson added, saying that such an impression would make it difficult for Thompson to connect with the Republican Party's conservative Christian base and win the GOP nomination.

Thompson was part of the defense fund fund for the convicted felon Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Thompson posted a poor fundraising quarter. He also has a long career as a lobbyist.

Let's be real. Republicans are going to wake up and realize the flip-flopping Mitt Romney is their best option. Thompson started too late. McCain's campaign is a joke. Giuliani is shrill and too socially liberal. Romney is building a state by state machine of campaign workers. He can dip into his personal savings to fund his campaign. He also looks the part. He may be dumb, but that hasn't stopped anyone from getting elected to public office.

Conservatives will cringe at a Romney nomination. They won't hesitate to vote for him over Hillary. A Thompson candidacy will put people to sleep. Just listen to the man talk.

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