Fred Thompson Prepares To Announce Soon

Fred Thompson wasn’t at the debate last night, but he still is getting the most press these days. It is rumored that he will jump into the race sometime this summer. He is getting support from all over, including from some of Ronald Reagan’s closest allies. Michael Deaver, Ronald Reagan’s deputy chief of staff, says, Thompson is someone “that could really make a difference”…. “He is very popular in his party. He could change this whole thing and turn this primary system upside down.” Clark Judge, a White House speechwriter for President Reagan, said, “Fred Thompson, like Ronald Reagan, is a man of tremendous substance. There is a sense in the party that none of the candidates is quite ‘it’.” Thompson is also all over the blogosphere. You can find his articles on, the Pajamas Media blog, National Review Online and his own blog, The Fred Thompson Report. There are articles on the internet about Fred Thompson every day. And, in addition to his recurring role on TNT’s Law and Order, we will get to see Thompson on an HBO movie premiering May 27, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” In this movie Thompson has a small role as President Ulysses S. Grant. It even has a scene with Thompson in the White House.
On Friday Thompson spoke before the influential Lincoln Club of Orange County. The Lincoln Club played a big role in Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns and remains a much-sought audience for national Republican candidates. The fact that he was there instead of the ten that debated the night before shows Thompson’s strength. He talked about taxes saying, “taxes are also a burden on production, because they discourage people from working, saving, investing, and taking risks. Some economists have calculated that today each additional dollar collected by the government, by raising income-tax rates, makes the private sector as much as two dollars worse off. To me this means one simple thing: tax rates should be as low as possible.” He discouraged the massive growth of the government saying, “The growth of government is not solving these problems; it’s causing a lot of them.” To read the whole speech,click here. Walks like a candidate, talks like a candidate…. Don’t worry Fred Thompson fans, he will announce soon that he is running.
Alan Cosgrove

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