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Fred Thompson? What has he ever done that qualifies him to run the country?

Many people like him, but he hasn't even participated in one debate, and I wonder if the party will make the same mistake they made with Bush and follow the media pundits lead?

Update:

He voted 11 out of 13 times for gun-control. His voting record BLOWS HARD.

He was a lobbyist.--I don't see that being a good thing.

He is pro-war George Bush style ....I also see that as negative.

He was also a mole for Nixon. So what the heck are you morons drooling over this loser for?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Fred Thompson is not a real conservative.

    Conservatives who look to Thompson for salvation need to pause and consider his record—a record that includes these votes:

    Americans For Better Immigration rated his voting record with a "C" grade.

    http://www.betterimmigration.com/candidates/2006/p...

    Tancredo, Ron Paul, and Hunter all have much more conservative voting records on immigration.

    http://www.betterimmigration.com/candidates/2006/p...

    http://www.betterimmigration.com/candidates/2006/p...

    As a confirmed member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Thompson would support the North American Union.

    http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/july05/05-07...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=kXevDajb2lo

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    The CFR wants to allow Mexican trucks "unlimited access" to the United States, including the hauling of local loads between U.S. cities.

    The CFR calls for creating a "North American preference" so that employers can recruit low-paid workers from anywhere in North America. No longer will illegal aliens have to be smuggled across the border; employers can openly recruit foreigners willing to work for a fraction of U.S. wages.

    The CFR plan calls for massive U.S. foreign aid to the other countries. The burden on the U.S. taxpayers will include so-called "multilateral development" from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, "long-term loans in pesos," and a North American Investment Fund to send U.S. private capital to Mexico.

    As a proponent of free trade Thompson would support the the NAFTA Superhighway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBmFrYWPoG8

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    http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul349.html

    http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Fred_Thompson.ht...

    "Indeed, the image of the highway, with its Chinese goods whizzing across the border borne by Mexican truckers on a privatized, foreign-operated road, is almost mundane in its plausibility.

    "Construction of the NAFTA highway from Laredo, Texas to Canada is now underway," read a letter in the February 13 San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "Spain will own most of the toll roads that connect to the superhighway. Mexico will own and operate the Kansas City Smart Port. And NAFTA tribunal, not the U.S. Supreme Court, will have the final word in trade disputes."

    He also voted:

    ♦ FOR restricting the rights of grassroots organizations to communicate with the public. See ACU’s vote 3, 1998.

    ♦ AGAINST an accelerated elimination of the “marriage penalty.” See ACU’s vote 10, 2001.

    ♦ AGAINST restraints on federal spending, specifically the Phil Gramm (R-TX) amendment to limit non-defense discretionary spending to the fiscal 1997 levels requested by President Clinton. See ACU’s vote 6, 1997.

    ♦ FOR the Legal Services Corporation, the perennial liberal boondoggle that provides political activism disguised as “legal services” to Democratic constituencies. See ACU’s vote 16, 1995, and vote 17, 1999.

    ♦ FOR corporate welfare, specifically the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). See ACU’s vote 23. 1999.

    ♦ AGAINST worker and shareholder rights, specifically the Hatch (R-UT) amendment to require unions and corporations to obtain permission from dues-paying members or shareholders before spending money on political activities. See ACU’s votes 4 and 5, 2001.

    ♦ FOR restricting the First Amendment (free speech) rights of independent groups. See ACU’s vote 23, 1997.

    ♦ FOR President Clinton’s nomination of Dr. David Satcher as U.S. Surgeon General. Among other things, Satcher opposed a full ban on partial-birth abortion. See ACU’s vote 1, 1998.

    ♦ FOR handouts to politicians, specifically taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns. See ACU’s vote 6, 1995.

    ♦ FOR handouts to politicians, specifically congressional perks such as postage and broadcast time funded by taxpayers. See ACU’s vote 13, 1996.

    ♦ AGAINST property rights and FOR unlimited presidential power, specifically by allowing President Clinton to implement the American Heritage Rivers Initiative, which he established by executive order, without congressional approval. See ACU’s vote 20, 1997.

    ♦ FOR affirmative action in federal contracts. See ACU’s vote 9, 1995.

    ♦ FOR an increase in the minimum wage, which, of course, increases unemployment among the young and poor. See ACU’s vote 16, 1996.

    ♦ FOR open-ended military commitments, specifically in regard to U.S. troops in Kosovo. See ACU’s vote 8, 2000.

    ♦ FOR the trial lawyers lobby, and specifically against a bill that would put common-sense limitations on the medical malpractice suits that increase health costs for all of us. (Of course! He’s been a trial lawyer himself for some three decades.) See ACU’s vote 18, 2002.

    ♦ FOR allowing the IRS to require political and policy organizations to disclose their membership—a vote against the constitutional rights of free association and privacy. (The Clinton Administration used such IRS intimidation against conservative groups that opposed them.) See ACU’s vote 11, 2000.

    ♦ AGAINST impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, specifically the reappointment and reauthorization of managers (drawn from the Republican membership of the House Judiciary Committee) to conduct the impeachment trial in the Senate. See ACU’s vote 1, 1999.

    There you have it. The actor who talks like a tough conservative has, in his real political life, voted in all these ways to increase the power of the federal government, limit the rights of taxpayers and individual citizens, and shut grassroots activists out of the political process.

    Ronald Reagan he is NOT!

    http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-...

    I will be voting for Ron Paul.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He has done some things that will help him should he get the Job!

    I'm not sold yet!

    You should ask this question of all the people running!

    Example: Is being the first lady of a president who was impeached and a Jr senator for New York from Arkansas enough qualifications to be President?

    In this election I'm glad to be an independent!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fred is a positive thinker,, hes not a part of the washington click.

    and he led a very good group, on his investigative committee.

    Hes fresh,,,not the same old dialog as the arkansas beauty drag,, or the 400 dollar haircut man, that knows how the poor live,, lol,,,,,,,,,,,

    we have to get away from the mainstream politicians, that have no ideal of what they are going to do,,,all they do is go negative against anything others have said,, sometimes it work, sometimes it doesnt,,,,,,,,,,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have you forgotten he was a Senator, for longer that Hillery or Obama? He hasn't been in a debate because he just became a candidate.

    I don't know where you think that Fred is anything like Jorge Bush. Media pundits? If you are talking about the national media, they are a bunch of liberals (expect FOX with is more balanced).

    I think you need to get your facts straight.

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  • 1 decade ago

    he was part of the watergate investigation, he is a lawyer, he served in the senate, he walked chief justice roberts through his confirmation process. more than most from either side of the aisle.he is no john mccain or bill richardson but at the very least would make a good v.p. for someone.

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  • 4 years ago

    Why did Ronald Reagan run for President? Did you like him on TV?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He played an admiral once. That makes him a lot more qualified than someone who played a homicidal cyborg, unless of course you want someone to go after those evil nurses and teachers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He was a Senator. That makes him as qualified as Hillary or Obama.

    I don't see him as winning the nomination.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He's been a Senator for longer than Hillary, Obama or Edwards and they think they can be president.

    Source(s): GO FRED!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thompson has gained experience from a wide variety of professions...lawyer, actor, politician and lobbiest. Yikes! I guess I'll have to accept two of those from candidates but not four. In my opinion none of those professions represent making an honest living

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lawyer, lobbyist, Senator, International Security Advisory Board, etc.

    What has any other politician done?

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