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May 07, 2007

I know of no time where matters of the spirit and matters of public policy ought to be more together than at this time


My dear American cousins,

Please elect Senator Fred Thompson to be President of the United States. You would be doing the rest of us a big favour.

For example. And these stories. And another example (hat tip to the Jawas for yet more Draft Fred Thompson linkage).


The Flea

PS by way of Update: The Jawas have more Fred Thompson stuff. His address to the Lincoln Club is particularly impressive. This is the first time I have heard the views of the rightosphere articulated by a politician. This man is awake and he is paying attention.

The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honour.
- Winston Churchill

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 7, 2007 07:23 AM


Yes, but Law & Order viewers'll be ticked.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 09:34 AM

I have heard rumours to the effect the show's ratings are not what they once were. Senator Thompson may be looking for a new job...

Seriously though, the Reagan comparisons appear to be fully justified. Though, judging by his writing and lecturing, I think Thompson is Reagan+.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 09:38 AM

Still thinking the Rudy. I'm still kinda PO'd at the "Reagan Revolution". Somehow, equating religiousity with conservatism doesn't sit well. BTW, thanks for the Brasil 66 link. The coolist.

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 01:59 PM

I would delighted for Rudy to become President. It is that there is something epic about Thompson.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 02:07 PM

I would gravely dislike Rudy. He's no more a conservative based on his actions and stance as Governor in New York than I am am Japanese because I lived there for a time. I have no problems with his views on abortion, but his record on constructionist judges and his record on gun control (hunting and law enforcement uses only my left foot!) leave a GREAT deal to be desired. Fred's ability to look and examine and bring up what are for most americans esoteric sources like the Federalist Papers is a very significant aspect.

Posted by: Montieth [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 03:33 PM

Thompson presents well and has a sufficiently good background. I was initially interested in Rudy before the chance that Thompson would become involved, but, frankly, I'm a bit put off by some of Rudy's stands, especially the gun control bit. The GOP would be wise to concentrate on getting Thompson on some solid ground as soon as possible and take advantage of his experience to counter the possible and likely Obama threat. I think Hillary will cook her own goose in it's time, I don't consider her a threat, but Obama deserves close watching.

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 7, 2007 06:36 PM

I'd vote for him in a heartbeat. All he needs to do is quit pussy-footing about and jump in with both feet. Frankly, I think he'd pull all the wind out of Mitt "flipper" Romney's sails and seriously dent Rudy.

I'll never vote for Giuliani.

Posted by: dpatten [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2007 12:22 PM