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31 May 2007

Fred-o-Mania

Fred Thompson's entering the race seems a foregone conclusion. He's a likable fellow, with some basic, sound conservative principles behind him. But two things really bother me about him: 1) his heading the Scooter Libby Defense Fund and 2) his ferociously argued insistence that Saddam Hussein posed a nuclear threat to the United States. One suggests excessive cronyism (Scooter Libby was hardly worthy of such energies) and the other intellectual laziness - two qualities we have learned of late to be particularly problematic in a president.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Harlem said...

Ziel: I'm not by any means a Thompson (Fred, I love Tommy) fan but he will be a formitable candidate. I think with Fred's announcement, Mitt can say bye-bye.
People love the high profile, well spoken candidate and Fred is certainly that. He meets all of the "conservative" criteria, has experience in government but not enough to hang him up with inconsistencies and has (and can get) tons of dough.
I think he beats Hillary, though I'm still not convinced she'll be the nominee. If I'm a Dem and want to win, I STILL go with Bill Richardson as the most qualified, well rounded candidate for the Dems. I think he is the only guy who could beat the leading Rep candidates based on experience and moderate views. Unfortunately, he did an AWFUL job on "Meet The Press" last week. That is a show to avoid, but you can't. Russert is brutal in his questioning. Every candidate who he has spoken to comes off badly.
Fred may well be the candidate and that would be fine with me.
As someone said earler, you are being measured against the worst President in history so how bad can it be? Don't think any candidate will be asking "Do you feel better now than you did 4 years ago?"
The incredible loss of our young people in this meaningless, mindless war ($3.05 for a gallon of gas, how much Hallibuton profit?) is the issue here. How do we get reasonably out and, much more importantly, what is our global approach going forward.
I'm writing in Pat Buchanan, who would have saved s from all this.
Harlem

June 01, 2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Yeah, this is bad news for Mitt. I'm not so sure he beats Hillary - in fact, I'm pretty sure it's down to the same states as last time, but in '08 FLA and OH go blue.

June 02, 2007 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Freddie is an engaging, self effacing embraceable guy but you hit the trouble spots right on the head. Loyalty is one thing; blindness is another.

June 02, 2007 11:11 AM  

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