davidl on November 1st, 2015

Fred Thompson has died, from USA Today:

NASHVILLE — Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime Law and Order star, has died.

Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence

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davidl on June 21st, 2008

Bill Dupray, Flopping Aces, reports that Fred will vet McCain’s judges:

Big Fred doing the Big Job. Love it. From Human Events.

In a McCain administration, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson would play a dominant role in selecting

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davidl on May 15th, 2008

The debut column of the newest Townhall columist:

Fred Thompson from TownhallSecond, change – whether it “real change,” “bold change” or the “change we can believe in” variety others are selling – isn’t itself an innovative policy or a particularly strong leadership stance.

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2008

That question is going to be a little strange to answer.

Hawkins says :

My instinct is that poll is probably a little more representative of how things would work in the real world. Fred Thompson’s supporters would probably break

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davidl on January 22nd, 2008

Fred Thompson has dropped out,  Allah Pundit, Hot Air:

“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2008

James at OTB:

Radio talk king Rush Limbaugh told his audience yesterday that he might not support the Republican nominee for president this year. Rob Port has the audio and the relevant transcript:

CALLER: Earlier you had mentioned that when

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2008

Bob Krum:

In the presidential straw poll at the 2006 Southern Republican Leadership Conference held in Memphis I cast a write-in vote for Fred Thompson. That might make me the first person in America to have voted for Fred for

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

Jon Adler at The Corner, earlier today:

Last week Michael Gerson wrote a remarkably unserious column in which he suggested Fred Thompson lacked “moral seriousness” because he failed to embrace President Bush’s global AIDS initiative with sufficient vigor.  Looking

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2008

John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Barack Obama’s praise of the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan – an anathema for many Democrats, particularly union members considered crucial to winning Nevada’s Democratic caucuses Saturday.Obama responded by suggesting

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2008

I know by our counters we have readers in South Carolina.
I know today is your primary day, South Carolina Republicans.
I have two words for you: Fred Thompson


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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2008

By way of the Conservative Reader, I see Fred Thompson has hit his million dollar mark. The timing seems about right for his gaining momentum. Now, if the amounts  of people he gains in this momentum shift are right….

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Eric Florack on January 14th, 2008

John Hawkins calls my attention via mail to two vids I’ve not seen, yet.

The subject of both: Fred Thompson.

Addendum: (David L) While I very much enjoy John Hawkins’, Tom Clancyized version of Fred, I have have no

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Eric Florack on January 13th, 2008

USATODAY.com  SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. — White House hopeful Fred Thompson continued his debate-night criticism of rival Mike Huckabee on Friday, calling the primary contest a fight between the ideals of Ronald Reagan and populist appeals that blame others for

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davidl on January 11th, 2008

Fred Thompson on Mike Huckabee:

“That’s not the model of the Reagan coalition, that’s the model of the Democratic Party,”


Hat Tips;  quote; Joe Gandelman, Moderate Voice; video, Byran, Hot Air.

The Thompson Treatment was long over

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davidl on January 7th, 2008

Mrs. William ClintonMrs. Clinton, as quoted by Ben Smith, Politico:

“It’s not easy.”

Did B.J. ever promise you it would be easy?

Funny Mrs. Clinton, just a mere week ago, you tried to sell Iowa a bill of goods promising all

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