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tiny terror 06-02-2007 09:27 AM

Fred Thompson for President
 
This conversation actually started in the runaway off topic thread and it got me thinking. Not really about the race for the white house but how people in general feel about him running.

Will his actor status hurt or help him? Do you think people will be able to separate the man from the characters he plays? Do you think his having cancer is a detriment? Which other candidate do you think he hurts the most by running?

Just in case you don't know who he is.

activelydying 06-02-2007 09:37 AM

thanks for the link. i had no clue who he was.

debruins 06-02-2007 01:09 PM

X2


i think that a lot of the cndidates are kind of a joke like Huckabee, what a hick, (sorry to those of you that like him, i guess im just a Mass hole)

tiny terror 06-02-2007 01:13 PM

We always get quite a few who say they'll run and really have no chance. I'm just curious about this guy for some reason. I really wonder why anyone would want to be president anyway.

Scoob 06-02-2007 01:29 PM

I would vote for him long before Hillory and the Muslim.

1BLKJP 06-02-2007 01:41 PM

Fred Thompson brings back the GOP to it's conservative roots. I could care less if he was on TV or not. The man was a US Senator for 8 years, and he was never voted out. He chose not to run again on his own. He took the seat from Al Gore in Tn. when he went on to be VP. A lot to be said about a Rep. taking a Dem. seat. His views are pretty much right in line with mine. He doesn't always say what the party wants him to say, but at least he doesn't change his mind on things like McCain does. He still believes in the 2nd Amendment unlike Guiliani who I still think would fit more on the Dem ticket if Mr. Clinton wasn't running.

Overrall I like the man's thoughts and believe that he can easily lead us for the next 8 years.

Scout 06-02-2007 01:43 PM

Pardon my ignorance but who are all the canidates that are running?

1BLKJP 06-02-2007 01:46 PM

The major ones on the GOP ticket are going to be McCain, Guliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson (Hasn't declared yet, but will soon I'm sure). The rest are really just in it for the show right now and will start dropping out after the first primaries.

chucky cheese 06-02-2007 03:28 PM

I'm a registered Republican and out of all the JACKA**ESS running, Fred Thompson talks like a REAL AMERICAN ! I hope he throws his hat in the ring. Speaking of actors, Ronald Reagan a true AMERICAN PRESIDENT !

amy 06-02-2007 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 87419)
This conversation actually started in the runaway off topic thread and it got me thinking. Not really about the race for the white house but how people in general feel about him running.

From everything I've read and heard about him, and from him, I'm really glad he's running. (He's going to officially declare his candidacy the 4th of July) I think he's what this country needs to get back on track.

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Will his actor status hurt or help him? Do you think people will be able to separate the man from the characters he plays?
I don't think it'll hurt him at all. Since Ronald Reagan paved the way, I can think of at least 3 other actors who have, successfully, moved into political positions. And, like Jack said, he was in government/law before he was an actor. His resume is impressive, IMO. As far as separating the man from the characters he plays, I haven't seen the characters he plays, is he a good guy?

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Do you think his having cancer is a detriment?
I read about this. From what I understand, his cancer is in remission and is very treatable, if it did flare up. Personally, I don't see it as being a detriment.

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Which other candidate do you think he hurts the most by running?
If he's the best man for the job, I hope he hurts them all. ;)

kg4kpg 06-02-2007 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 87471)
Fred Thompson brings back the GOP to it's conservative roots. I could care less if he was on TV or not. The man was a US Senator for 8 years, and he was never voted out. He chose not to run again on his own. He took the seat from Al Gore in Tn. when he went on to be VP. A lot to be said about a Rep. taking a Dem. seat. His views are pretty much right in line with mine. He doesn't always say what the party wants him to say, but at least he doesn't change his mind on things like McCain does. He still believes in the 2nd Amendment unlike Guiliani who I still think would fit more on the Dem ticket if Mr. Clinton wasn't running.
Overrall I like the man's thoughts and believe that he can easily lead us for the next 8 years.

Ditto

Actor status means nothing, look at Pres Reagan. With Fred Thompson, all candidates should be re-evaluating their approach. The only Dems with a chance are Hildabeast and Osama-bin-Obama. Two fine socialist if I ever saw one. McCains will loose to Guiliani or Fred Thompson. I'm a little bit of a Moderate but I would vote for a Thompson/Guiliani ticket. THE issue IS national security, who gives a crap about abortion. I wouldn't ant my daughter getting one just for $hits and giggles, but if she were raped, I would encourage it. And if the Mccain/Kennedy Amnesty bill goes through, well...I guess we all need to learn spanish. Wall all US borders and enforce immigration laws. Kick illegals out when caught, and make them go through legal channels when they want to come in properly. Or we can just annex Mexico.:D

debruins 06-02-2007 07:40 PM

do not vote for mitt romney whatever you do

he is the biggest idiot out there!!!!!!!!


y would you want to annex mexico, why not just kick them out wen they are found out and put up a big electric fence and some barbed wire

Scoob 06-02-2007 10:11 PM

X2 on the no vote for Nitt. That guy is whacked :)

As for the Illegals. I would be interested to see if any of the candidates are willing to enforce the laws already on the books to fine companies for hiring them.
Swift knew 2 months in advance of the upcoming "SURPRISE" raid to the point of even trying to stop it in court and it still hurt them. More raids like this on a weekly basis would do more to cut down on the illegals then a fence (IMO).Take down the bird feeder :)

Iquois 06-03-2007 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 87461)
We always get quite a few who say they'll run and really have no chance. I'm just curious about this guy for some reason.

Tiny, I believe that he will run away with the election. It's great that he is running. We at least have someone who can actually serve as Prez...IMHO

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Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 87461)
I really wonder why anyone would want to be president anyway.

There are still people who believe that this is a great country, have morals and integrity. Fred Thompson is one of those....and of course, he's from Tennessee!!! I think he may very well be the next Reagan....of course this is just my opinion.


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