Fred Thompson Enters the Fray: Contender? Also-Ran? The Bees Knees? –Discuss
Former Senator and actor Fred Thompson has all but “officially” announced he will be seeking the GOP nomination for President.Politician-turned-actor Fred Thompson has been coy with audiences as he flirts with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
In an interview with USA TODAY, however, the former Tennessee senator not only makes it clear that he plans to run, he describes how he aims to do it. He’s planning a campaign that will use blogs, video posts and other Internet innovations to reach voters repelled by politics-as-usual in both parties.
“I can’t remember exactly the point that I said, ‘I’m going to do this,’ ” Thompson says, his 6-foot, 6-inch frame sprawled comfortably across a couch in a hotel suite. “But when I did, the thing that occurred to me: ‘I’m going to tell people that I am thinking about it and see what kind of reaction I get to it.’ “
To say the least, the reaction has been good amongst both the conservative base and Congressional politicians (taking on Michael Moore always helps).
So now, after resigning from ‘Law and Order’, Thompson has more openly set his campaign in motion. Here’s a summary of his past political positions. He’s already generated preemptive strikes from the left who are seeking to liken to him to Wesley Clark in ’04. Not really.
OK, if you’re sated, please discuss.