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Old 09-06-2007, 10:10 PM
 
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DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- As Fred Thompson officially hits the campaign trail, he's making a pitch to conservative Republicans nervous that the 2008 presidential race could lead to a Democratic president -- and even one named Clinton.

Thompson: I can stop Hillary Clinton - CNN.com
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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I think it's likely that he won't have to worry about ol' Hil'. I know the polls suggest otherwise, but opinion polls and votes are different things altogether.

I know lots of folks who wouldn't vote for her in the primary. Several of her stances get under the skins of the more liberal crowd, and many moderates worry that she would be unelectable in a general election.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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Are we done with actors-turn-politicians yet? Or do people still think Ronald Reagan was the savior of the free world?
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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Or do people still think Ronald Reagan was the savior of the free world?

Yes some people still think that. They were alive then and still remember the way things were when Reagan was in office so they don't buy into all the revisionist lies that are being propogated thanks to relying on their memory of reality.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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What revisionist lies, might I ask? Seems to me that Reagan wasn't deified until the more recent parade of conservatives into office. His persona and his politics were generally handled with humor, disdain, and disbelief throughout the late 80s and 90s. At least that's my recollection. Perhaps we remember things differently.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Are we done with actors-turn-politicians yet? Or do people still think Ronald Reagan was the savior of the free world?
No fan of Thompson here at all, but he was in government and law long before he ever acted one line.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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No fan of Thompson here at all, but he was in government and law long before he ever acted one line.
Apparently ole Fred Thompson may very well have lobbied against the right to life social conservatives as well.

According to the Los Angeles Times, The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association says Fred Thompson took "lots of money" from them to lobby the first Bush administration for abortion rights.

The Thompson campaign totally denies it, saying "There's no documents to prove it."

But the Family Planning group has published minutes from its meetings dating back to 1991 that clearly say: "Judy DeSarno [president of the group at the time] reported that the association had hired Fred Thompson Esq. as counsel to aid us in discussions with the administration" on the abortion counseling rule (Sept. 14, 1991).

Not only that, but former Congressman Michael Barnes, who worked at the lobbying and law firm with Thompson says that DeSarno had asked him to recommend someone for the lobbying work and that he suggested Thompson. He said it was "absolutely bizarre" for Thompson to deny that he lobbied against the abortion counseling rule.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: NC USA
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Yes, please stop Hillary, then again, her personality will more than likely take care of that.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Default Reagan was alot better than the bushman!

While I am certainly no Ronald Regan fan, he was a far better president than the current guy who has failed so miserably. The country was in better shape at the end of Reagans presidency than it was when he took over, whereas the bushman has taken the country downhill at the fastest rate of downhill movement in my lifetime.

I'm no Thompson fan either, but maybe actors are better suited to run the country than politicians. They couldn't do any worse than the bushman. Just about ANYBODY who gets elected is likely to be a BIG improvement, even Thompson. But, I wouldn't vote for him.

blessings...Franco
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm no Thompson fan either, but maybe actors are better suited to run the country than politicians. blessings...Franco
How do you tell the difference?
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