June 14, 2007

Fred Thompson with Peter Robinson.

They discuss taxes, Fred's political/philosophical development, the stakes involved in when/how we leave Iraq, military spending, abortion and the Supremes—and why a guy with a happy home life and a new family would want to run the horrific gauntlet of a Presidential primary/campaign.

Best quotes:

"Having one more good man in the primaries isn't going to hurt."

And: "I've told John [McCain] that we were friends before this, and we'll be friends after it's over—unless he beats me." (Note to my other proofreader friends: it was a joke.)

One of the most interesting moments in the video was when Robinson suggested, "so, you have a gut feeling that you're the most electable, but you'll let the voters decide that." Thompson agreed, remarking that he simply didn't think this was the moment for someone from "the other side of the aisle" to take the reins.

I was impressed by his assertion that it was time for average Americans to make some sacrifices in order to win the War on Terror—and to face our other upcoming security challenges. To me, this suggests that he may plan on actually communicating with the country—keeping the American people in the loop. I think the country is ready for that. Ready for some communicating, Great or otherwise. [/obligatory Reagan reference; how tiresome to make it—and yet, this issue of communication/PR has been a non-trivial deficiency in the Bush '43 administration]

So an announcement will be formality at this point. Fred's in. And, yes, James: as a matter of fact, I am excited about it.

Via Insty.

Posted by Attila Girl at June 14, 2007 04:24 AM | TrackBack

Attila, when will you get it, the guy who is appealing to the masses, equates to the village idiot. You have made poor choices in the past, can you please correct yourself and find someone with half a brain on the right. Maybe someone who is brave enough admit to adultary or has the courage to speak their mind on abortion. And you know that someone will also play well with the "war on terrur" croud;.

Posted by: azmat Hussain at June 14, 2007 08:22 PM

So Barack Obama is a village idiot? Or do you hate having competition, Azmat?

Posted by: Darrell at June 15, 2007 09:40 AM

Rudy's a possibility. I like Rudy. My main issue is the War on Terror, and Rudy "gets" that.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 15, 2007 11:21 AM

But no Democrat gets it. They even made it official policy, striking the words "War on Terror" from the approved lexicon in April 2007. http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2007/04/military_gwot_democrats_070403w/

They did miss April 1st by a few days, though.

Posted by: Darrell at June 15, 2007 11:51 AM

I'm afraid they weren't joking. The only one who has a chance of acquitting herself okay in the WoT is Hillary, and her only partly to "make her bones" as the first woman prez. But none of them really get it, deep down.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 15, 2007 12:45 PM

What competion? Fred? And no I don't care much for BO. I don't like any of the Dems this time around, bunch of spineless creatures, not standing for any particular issue.

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at June 17, 2007 07:44 PM

And I like Rudy, he is a smart man who knows what is the right thing to say to get power and then do whatever it takes once you get power. And he is not all polished and full of it like the rest.

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at June 17, 2007 07:47 PM

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