Fred Thompson for President?

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18081096/
    After disclosing Wednesday that he has lymphatic cancer, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, perhaps best known for his TV role as District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC's "Law and Order," is accelerating his schedule of public appearances. Advisors say this reflects his growing seriousness about entering the race for the White House.
     
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    Pretty well-spoken guy. Doesn't change his position too much. Not a bad choice, but he really hasn't put out enough to make him a good choice.
     
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    Sweet! I think that he's going to do well even against Guliani and Romney. :)
     
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    Interesting dude, but not like Nader that I like better.
     
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    As a former lobbyist, he is more like the unNader in the field.
     
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    You mean this clown - http://www.nader.org/:eek:
     
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    No one is going to confuse him with Nader, that's for sure. :)
     
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    That one works too.:)
     
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    I don't think he will get the nomination. He is too much of a moderate for the republicans. The majority of the republican party is fairly far to the right.
     
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    From what I've read only Tancredo for sure and maybe Romney are to the right of Thompson. We have to go with what's available. It's going to be interesting to see who really gets traction right out of the gates once the primaries start.
     
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    thats a generalization. like saying that the majority of the democrats are super-left. :rolleyes:
     
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    However in the primaries its typically the base that get out and votes. There is never a huge voter turn out from either party for primaries. Usually its the people who lean towards either end of the spectrum - read more conservative or more liberal - that vote in primaries. (Which will be interesting to see what happens with Romney - the republican base of Born Again Christians are not to fond of his faith.)
     
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    Not like they're fond of Rudy's either. :rolleyes:
     
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    Given who else is running for the running :) I'd say that Thompson and Richardson may well surprise a lot of folks. I'd take either of them over all the others in the mob.

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    He represents the ignorant masses, the people that can't do anything for themshelves. Starting with the Great Depression this country has become more and more reliant on big government to "help" them, be it welfare, social security, job programs, food stamps, the list goes on for social programs. This country was founded by self-reliant individuals, individuals that wanted to start a new country where opportunity was possible. Nader wants government to in every aspect of your life. He wants a "Nanny" state, just like all the other left-wing whackos. That is why he is a clown, just like all liberals.:D
     
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    Won't be hard to do well against Romney..
     
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    What, and this government isn't a nanny state? They read your e-mails, listen to your phone calls, complain about what 2 consenting adults do in a bedroom, complain about what a woman does to her body and chip away at our freedoms every day. The bush administration are the true whackos.
     
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    Right ON!!!! The far right are the true enimies of freedom and democracy. This administration has the worst record on taking away freedom ever sience Woodrow Wilson. These religious wackos are trying to pass laws that restrict what two concenting adults do in their own bedroom! Were almost in the same state that the Wiemar Republic was in during the 1930's. Not economically wise, but freedom wise. And do not think for one second that eventhough we are a democracy, that this country can't become a dictatorship. Remember, Hitler and Mousolini were elected in free democratic elections. Every American has the responsibility to pay attention to who is running and to vote for a good candidate. We also need to be very cautious about what freedoms we allow the government take to "make us safer"!
     
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    Point of information: a "nanny state" usually refers to one in which the government desires to protect you from yourself, such as in mandating the use of seat belts.

    I think what you're going for, yg17 and halfprep, is "fascist state" or "police state".

    And Dane D., the programs that began during the Great Depression led to the most egalitarian, successful period in this country's history...until the Republicans began to dismantle them.

    And as far as Fred Thompson goes, I'd much rather see Richard Belzer run for president. ;)
     
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    Oops....well.....Close enough :D
     
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