Thompson on the issues

From the American Thinker:

Fred Thompson is perhaps the most substantative candidate to run for President in many years. He has taken the time to think about what should be the relationship between the government and the governed. He has framed his thoughts within the context of a set of bedrock conservative principles that animates his thinking and generates sound ideas about where America should be headed.

There is a heft to Thompson, a seriousness of purpose that none of the other candidates can match. It is most pronounced during the debates where Thompson's answers to questions are more subtle and nuanced than those of his rivals. His sometimes laconic style zings his opponents with brutal accuracy. Often, the candidate will answer a question by stating "Yep" or "Nope" and pause a few seconds to gather his thoughts. What follows is almost always coherent and is informed by years of experience in government.

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Anonymous ismael said...

QUOTE/ "He has taken the time to think about what should be the relationship between the government and the governed." /QUOTE

Fred, like Romney, seem to like the idea of reinventing the wheel. Why don't the just open up the Constitution and read it?, as Ron Paul has said.

1/18/2008 5:02 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Believe it or not, but there are policy issues to discuss.

1/18/2008 7:48 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I have heard that Fred will be dropping out after SC. I still wonder what caused him to flop against the unfortunate cast of other candidates.

1/18/2008 10:07 PM  
Anonymous steve B said...

Fred gives good, specific answers to almost all questions instead of the political-speak I hear from McCain, Guliani, Huckabee and Romney. I get sick of hearing the meaningless soundbite answers.

Fred is right on the issues and his ideas are solid but his fund raising machine needs help due to the first primary states not being his best supporters. Getting low percentages in the first states has crippled his media coverage ergo his fund raising.

Fred soundly won the last debate and did well in the previous ones too. I hope he hangs in there and gets more publicity like that debate gave him.

1/20/2008 9:11 PM  

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