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March 12, 2007

Fred Thompson in 2008?

As many of you might have heard, actor Fred Thompson may enter the race for the Repbublican 2008 nomination. He's a lawyer who was involved in the Watergate investigation, and he was to the Senate in 1994 to fill Al Gore's unexpired seat. Here's where he stands on some of today's major issues:

*Is "pro-life," and believes federal judges should overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision as "bad law and bad medical science."

*Opposes gay marriage, but would let states decide whether to allow civil unions. "Marriage is between a man and a woman, and judges shouldn't be allowed to change that."

*Opposes gun control, and praised last week's 2-1 federal appeals decision overturning a long-standing handgun ban. "The court basically said the Constitution means what it says."

*Supports President Bush's decision to increase troops in Iraq. "Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify them. I think we are doing that now," he said. "We've got to give it a chance to work."

*Would pardon former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice now, rather than waiting until all his appeals are exhausted.

Libby is "bearing the political brunt of something that should've never come about," Thompson said, noting that "practically every witness at trial had inconsistent statements."

I have no problem with any of that, just as I have no problem with an actor turning politician. I appreciate an actor who will put his money where his mouth is, rather than just spout off from the sidelines.

Thompson is waiting until summer to make up his mind. I'm looking forward to his potential candidacy!

He's got presidential potential

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:46 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0) | 2008

I LOVE HIM! He has my vote.

Posted by: oddybobo at March 13, 2007 10:38 AM

Anyone who is interested in what Fred Thompson is all about should read the FoxNews transcript of his appearance this past weekend. For a 'potential' Presidential candidate to provide concise and clear responses about his positions on major issues is refreshing and I don't see any candidate that has stepped up to that level (Republican or Democratic).

His position on key social issues (Roe v. Wade, Gay marriage, etc) is clear. He does not feel the courts should be passing social legislation, an excellent point!

At the end of the day we have politicians campaigning for President currently. If Fred Thompson were to enter the race, I think we would have a candidate that is the only statesman.

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