Fred Thompson Practices For His Campaign Run

Fred Thompson hasn’t entered the race officially yet, but today he did a bit of heavy campaigning during his testing the waters phase. Thompson took his turn speaking at the Iowa State Fair on the soapbox Friday. He told the crowd he was pro-life, and he urged patience in Iraq. Some suggested he was waiting to long to declare his candidacy, but he brushed them aside saying, “I wasn’t around when they made those rules and I’m not abiding by them. We’ve got plenty of time.” On the way out of the fair Thompson told one lady as he shook her hand, “We’ll be in your face so much you’ll be sick of us.” Thompson spoke vaguely about the war in Iraq. “We’ve got to make very, very sure that we don’t run up the white flag when there’s an opportunity there to prevail,” Thompson said. “If we don’t prevail there, if we don’t stabilize the situation in Iraq, that’s going to make it more and more difficult in other parts of the world.” Later in an interview with CNN, Thompson called Roe v Wade, “bad law and bad medicine.” He also spoke against gay marriages during the interview saying, “I don’t think that one state ought to be able to pass a law requiring gay marriage or allowing gay marriage and have another state be required to follow along.” Thompson was asked about his critics, and he told CNN’s John King, “If I have critics in Washington it’s not going to come as a surprise to me. I’ll have more by the end of this campaign.” Thompson then added, “The proof’s in the pudding. I think that’s curable.” This guy seems a perfect fit for those yearning for the Reagan years. He speaks with glaring generalities and cliches that mean absolutely nothing.
Alan Cosgrove

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