Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Why Fred Thompson?

Nobody is more surprised to see former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson in the 2008 race for the White House than Fred Thompson himself. At age 64, with a successful acting career, a stable financial future, a second chance at family life, a bright beautiful young wife and two small children, running for President of the United States was likely not on his list of things to do.

That's before the conservative core of the Republican Party drafted him. Fed up with out of control federal spending, deteriorating individual liberties, a lack-luster national defense and the growing tolerance for leftist notions exhibited by the current crop of "moderates" busy running their GOP into the ground, conservatives passed on all RNC panderers and drafted their own presidential candidate.

Why Fred Thompson? I could run down the list of conservative votes that make up his two term senate career, but others have already done that. I could talk about his down home southern charm, his good ole boy nature, his face and name recognition as a result of a life filled with personal accomplishments or even talk about those red pickup truck campaign stops reminiscent of much simpler days. But you already know these things.

Unlike all other candidates, it's hard to find someone with anything bad to say about Thompson, someone besides his political challengers of course. In a fever to find trash on Thompson somewhere, the Democrat war room tracked down every girl he ever dated between his two marriages, looking for dirt. When every woman who ever knew Thompson had only praise for what a kind, gentle natured southern gentleman he really is, Democrats knew they had a real problem on their hands. Even his ex's still like him? Never seen that before.

All of these reasons are true and valid. They all mean something. But there is an even bigger reason why Fred Thompson is the likely winner in 2008, a reason few political analysts can comprehend.

On the campaign trail this week, Thompson was asked why he was not participating in the Values Voter debate in Fort Lauderdale on Monday. In typical Thompson form, he responded, "Debates are important, but let's don't let the tail wag the dog here. Standing up there 10 in a row, you know, like a bunch of seals waiting for someone to throw you the next fish is not necessarily the best way to impart your information to the American people," Thompson said. "I'm not above acting like a seal every once in a while and waiting for the next fish. I just don't want to do it all the time."

And that's why Fred Thompson could be the right man with the right stuff for 2008!

Atop the list of many disappointments in our federal government today is the clear message that nobody in Washington DC has the least bit of common sense or honesty about them. Okay, let's say a few do, but so few that they aren't worth counting. Modern politicians are just career politicians. They aren't the pillars of our communities anymore and I don't care which political party you're trying to blindly defend.

Washington is full of career liars and every American knows it. Now, the average American voter can not always detect a lie when it's told by a really good liar and let's face it, our nation's best liars aren't reading scripts in Hollywood, our village idiots are. Our best liars are reading campaign cue cards in Washington DC.

The people may not always catch the lie as it's told by the best liars in the business. But Americans inherently know the truth when they see it or hear it and that's what they seem to like about Fred Thompson.

There isn't a single American who wouldn't describe modern campaign debates the same way Fred did, or feel about them just as he does, as a result. But what politician has the nerve to say it out loud for God and the whole world to hear? Besides Thompson I mean. I was starting to wonder if I was the only American who noticed what a ridiculous scam the alphabet network debates had become.

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Brookes News Update

The US economy: is a recession on the way?: A number of economists are predicting an imminent recession. But one must be cautious about such predictions. One should not forget that it is manufacturing that first feels the impact of a recession - even when money is not particularly tight. So never underestimate the power of money
Central banks panic as credit crunch looms: It looks like central banks are panicking again as they pour more liquidity (funny money) into their respective banking systems. I don't know how long this policy of fuelling inflation can continue, but sooner or later the party is going to be over
Greens wage war against the car: Eventually every green attacks capitalism - and the car is a triumphant monument to the success of capitalism in serving the masses. Is this why cars cause our social engineers, would-planners and environmentalists such anguish?
Guardian' journalists defend murder and mass torture: Leftwing journalists from the equally leftwing Guardian defend the sadistic Che Guevara
The Never-Never Declaration - An APEC reality check: The APEC Declaration was a clear signal that most APEC nations are not going to swallow the pseudo-science and economic poison being peddled by Dark Greens from yesterday's states like Europe and New Zealand
Iraq war and Mike Steketee: another lying journalist: Mike Steketee, a Murdoch journalist, seems to be praying for a terrorist victory in Iraq. This man is so far left in his hatred of President Bush that he blames him for the mad mullahs in Iraq and accuses him 'spawning more terrorism`. The thought that terrorists might terrorism be responsible for terrorism was apparently too awful for him to contemplate
It's them vs. us. Everywhere!: There was a time when everyone knew who the enemy was. My father and uncles fought in World War II and they knew who the bad guys were. They also knew that they, as individuals, and we, as a nation, had to sacrifice many things and many comforts in order to do what had to be done to end that savage world war
I don't dislike Democrats, I oppose the progressive-left - The Fifth Column: Most Progressive-Democrats are Green and even Socialist or Communist, most are not. Where mainstream Democrats and Republicans are concerned, we, as thoughtful Americans, have much in common.
Tariff-costs, victims and jobs: Having lost the intellectual battle against free trade the likes of Steketee have now turned to what they think is the human cost of lowering tariffs



Another Federal Court that gets it: "Saying its role was not to criticize US policy towards Israel, an American federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit on Monday charging that Caterpillar bulldozers aided killing and torture in the Palestinian territories. Relatives of 16 Palestinians and one American killed or injured by Israeli demolitions sued the heavy construction machine manufacturer. They alleged that by selling bulldozers used to demolish Palestinian homes, Caterpillar was responsible for war crimes, cruel and inhumane punishment and other violations. The US government paid for the bulldozers, which were transferred to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF sometimes uses engineering vehicles in operations aimed at curbing Palestinian militant activity. A lower court dismissed the suit and the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals backed that decision, saying that to render a judgment on the matter would interfere with American foreign policy."


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