Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee is in the race for the presidency of these United States. The charismatic Thompson will officially announce his candidacy on the Fourth of July. He is a conservative’s conservative. He most definitely has the political pedigree. Thompson has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations.
He is a lawyer who served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1980-1981.
The presidential hopeful was a former member of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is a member of the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank, which does research for our national security.
He belongs to the Washington Speakers Bureau. He is an analyst for ABC News Radio. He also publishes a daily blog and podcasts over the Internet on an ABC Radio website. Thompson is an excellent communicator and public speaker.
Most Americans know Thompson as a widely-successful character actor. He has performed in film and on television. In an adaptation of the film “Born Yesterday,” Thompson played the part of a senator before he actually became one. After completing his term in 2002, he joined the cast of the NBC’s series Law & Order. Thompson recently asked to be released from the show.
His presence in the upcoming campaign will breathe new life into the conservative movement. He is a very impressive man, who is a born again Christian. Thompson is a plain-spoken intellect with political experience and the Wisdom of Solomon.
Excerpts from the Associated Press:
Fred Thompson edging toward 2008 bid
RICHMOND, Va. — Fred Thompson says the country faces different challenges now than it did when he spurned overtures to run for president in 2000, leading him to consider a return to politics.
‘I think that everybody was kind of sitting back, taking it easy and thinking that, you know, peace and prosperity were going to kind of last forever. I think we know better than that now,’ the former Tennessee senator told The Associated Press.
‘We live in a more dangerous (time of) things that threaten our very existence, things that threaten our peace, things that threaten our economic stability.’ ”
In an interview Saturday night before speaking to the Virginia GOP, Thompson would not talk in detail about why he believes he might make a good president or what his priorities would be. ‘I’d do lots of things,’ he said, declining to elaborate.
During his 1994-2002 Senate tenure, he was considered a reliably conservative vote. But he had few significant legislative achievements and established a reputation as a less-than-hard worker.
‘That’s one rap that you can cure,’ Thompson said.
When pressed, he struggled to name his greatest accomplishment in the Senate. He said he managed the homeland security bill in the full Senate and added: ‘There were a lot of things. … It doesn’t always have to do with putting your name on a piece of legislation. There was an awful lot of bad legislation that I helped to stop for one thing.'”
Many Republicans are stressed to distraction over certain issues. Unfortunately, too many of them have withdrawn their support from the GOP and President Bush during a time of war.
As the result of not seeing the full picture regarding the War on Terror, many Republican voters sat home during the last election. They refused to vote for the betterment of our homeland. Extremists within Islam takes note of what we do. Some of them live amongst us.
This is a pivotal time in our country’s history; it isn’t the time to spank the GOP because of feelings of disdain over border issues or angst over President Bush. In the final analysis, Bush has kept our country safe from further terrorist attacks. Give the man credit for the good he has accomplished. Soon someone else will replace the man who occupies the Oval Office.
As in poker, the smart player knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. As voters, we allowed the worst to take place by jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Frankness and honesty dictate admitting that the reign of our new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was brought to fruition by discontented conservatives. They are now back to their old (pre-1994) modus operandi; the Democrats took their place of power to subvert our country.
The Grand Old Party has a chance to regain its place in the White House as the classy gentleman Fred Thompson tosses his hat back into the political arena. He is a winner and a keeper.
It is time that all Republicans learn that they need to pull themselves together and work out their differences without creating self inflicted chasm’s of divisiveness. Despite its faults, America does not deserve the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama or John Edwards taking charge of our country at this crucial time.
The Democrats have shown themselves to be boisterous, bullying, socialist Marxists. They can’t lead a free nation. Hillary Clinton’s “It takes a village,” “sharing the wealth” and “I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society” rhetoric is a dark foreshadowing of what will come if a high-profile Democrat gains the presidency.
We have seen the enemy. They are the radical, self-centered politicians in the DNC. We have never seen them this close up or as ugly. We have a plethora of wonderful candidates to choose from within the GOP. I will personally vote for whoever is chosen to be the presidential candidate. Fred Thompson has Reaganeque appeal. Let’s put him in the White House, the ‘shining city on a hill.’