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    Jan 11, 2008, 05:51 AM
    Fred Thompson is making his move
    As the events in Iowa and New Hampshire proved ;the race for the Republican nomination is far from over .

    Last night Fred Thompson had a fine showing in the FOX debate displaying a style that I think most Republican voters in SC will be very comfortable with. He smacked down the Huckster a couple of times and showed he has consistent detailed conservative positions .

    Today he got a major endorsement from conservative Current Events Magazine .HUMAN EVENTS Endorses Fred Thompson - HUMAN EVENTS

    We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us -- and for the conservative community -- boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in. The answer is Fred Thompson...

    We make this endorsement on the basis of much research, having interviewed Sen. Thompson and some of his opponents, as well as examining what they have all said and done. We conclude that Thompson is a solid conservative whose judgment is grounded in our principles.

    In his Senate years, Mr. Thompson compiled an American Conservative Union lifetime rating of 86.1, which is higher than both Sen. John McCain (82.3) and Rep. Ron Paul (82.3). The Club for Growth has praised Thompson as someone who has a strong commitment to limited government, free enterprise and federalist principles.

    On the issues that matter most to conservatives, Sen. Thompson’s positions benefit from their clarity. He is solidly pro-life. He said that he was in favor overturning Roe v. Wade because it was “bad law and bad medical science.” As the National Right to Life Committee said in its endorsement of him Nov. 13, 2007, “The majority of this country is opposed to the vast majority of abortions, and Fred Thompson has shown in his consistent pro-life voting record in the U.S. Senate that he is part of the pro-life majority.”

    Thompson’s record is solid on voting to preserve gun owners’ rights, cut taxes, reduce government spending and drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He has voted consistently against gay marriage. Thompson is by no means perfect. He strongly supported the McCain-Feingold bill, did not support the impeachment of Bill Clinton on perjury and more than once voted with the trial lawyers against limitations on liability in defective product and medical malpractice cases.

    We like the way Thompson unhesitatingly attacks the liberal ideologues and their activists such as MoveOn.org and the ACLU, and the way he reaches out to those we knew as the Reagan Democrats.

    The question now is whether Sen. Thompson will do what he has not yet done: Take the advantages he is given by his intelligence, his principles, his political skills and this endorsement and make the best use of them.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 06:44 AM
    Thanks for putting this up. I am looking forward to watching the upcoming debates, Hillary v. Barack; and the Republicans, also. Fred reminds me of Gerald Ford in some ways, a thoughtful and reserved personality.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 09:53 AM
    I would love to see Fred get going, if I had an Idol it would be him.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 02:23 PM
    Fred stole the moment in SC last night on the question about the incident last week when Iranian boats swarmed US navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz…Hi s reply… "I think one more step and they would have been introduced to those virgins that they're looking forward to seeing." The crowd cheered.
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    Jan 12, 2008, 04:44 AM
    That was a great line . Here is the video :

    He also hit the nail on the head when he smacked down the Huckster

    “This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future... On the one hand you have the Reagan revolution, you have the Reagan coalition of limited government and strong national security. And the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies... ”

    “That's not the model of the Reagan coalition, that's the model of the Democratic Party,”
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    Jan 13, 2008, 04:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_crow
    Fred stole the moment in SC last night on the question about the incident last week when Iranian boats swarmed US navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz…Hi s reply… "I think one more step and they would have been introduced to those virgins that they're looking forward to seeing." The crowd cheered.
    Must have been an enthralling debate if it took such an intelligent comment like that to steal the show.:rolleyes:
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    Jan 13, 2008, 04:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Skell
    Must have been an enthralling debate if it took such an intelligent comment like that to steal the show.:rolleyes:
    Not the show... the moment:) Round eye
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    Jan 14, 2008, 06:41 AM
    Whatever... it worked . The NY Slimes is reporting that Thompson is surging in S.C. A Combative Thompson Sways Voters - New York Times

    Jonathan Martin of Politico is reporting that since the debate Thompson's campaign is being flooded with new $$$ . Fred raises big cash since debate, goes back on air - Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com
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    Jan 14, 2008, 10:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tomder55
    Whatever ..... it worked . The NY Slimes is reporting that Thompson is surging in S.C. A Combative Thompson Sways Voters - New York Times

    Jonathan Martin of Politico is reporting that since the debate Thompson's campaign is being flooded with new $$$ . Fred raises big cash since debate, goes back on air - Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com
    Finally :)

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