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Fred Thompson Says The Afghan War Has Been Lost

Some provocative words from the former Senator from Tennessee: Former Sen. Fred Thompson today intensified his party’s criticism of President Obama’s long deliberation over policy in Afghanistan, announcing that Obama’s delay signals that “the war has been lost” and that nothing the president now does will “make any difference.” “It really doesn’t matter how President […]

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

RNC Convention Day One Two: It’s All About McCain

by @ Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Politics, Republicans

With the first day of the Republican National Convention canceled thanks to the threat of Hurricane Gustav, things got back on track yesterday with a day devoted to playing up the parties 2008 nominee:\ ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 — Republicans began laying out a vigorous argument Tuesday for electing John McCain to the presidency, […]

Why Are Conservatives Failing ?

One of the enduring mysteries of the 2008 Republican race has been why the ostensibly conservative candidates — Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney — are failing to capture the attention of Republican voters. Jennifer Rubin examines the issue in the New York Observer. First of all, Rubin correctly points out that the problem wasn’t the […]

Fred Thompson Never Wanted To Be President

by @ Thursday, January 24th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

That’s what Fox’s Carl Cameron is reporting today: Back in March of 07 at the CPAC convention in DC several former Fred Thompson Congressional staffers told me Fred Thompson was thinking about a run. Some of his Tennessee cronies had been talking him up too. I reported first that he was eyeing a White House […]

Fox News: Thompson Dropping Out Of Presidential Race

by @ Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

Fox News is reporting that Fred Thompson is ending his Presidential campaign: Fred Thompson plans to drop his presidential bid, FOX News learned Tuesday. Thompson has begun calling friends, family members and supporters to tell them his campaign is over. He left Nashville Tuesday afternoon for McLean, Va., where he is expected to make an […]

Fred Thompson Out Of Debate, Possibily Out Of Race

by @ Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

It seems that Fred Thompson has backed out of Thursday’s Republican debate in Florida: Fox News is reporting that Fred Thompson has told Fox he will not be participating in Thursday’s debate and may make an announcement about his candidacy soon. And Jim Geraghty at National Review reports this: I spoke to one of my […]

Nevada/South Carolina Post-Mortem

With the results in and John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Mitt Romney each rightfully claiming a victory last night in their parties’ Nevada and South Carolina events, it’s time to take a look at where things stand today. So, here’s what I think: Republicans The Republican race is now essentially a three man race between […]

Nevada/South Carolina Predictions

Once again, I tread into the dangerous and, so far unsuccessful, world of prediction. In this case, today’s South Carolina Republican Primary and Nevada Caucuses. First Nevada: Democrats Barack Obama Hillary Clinton John Edwards The current polls show Clinton with a slight edge, but caucuses are harder to poll than primaries and I think Obama […]

A Push Poll In Action

by @ Thursday, January 17th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee, Politics

Pro-Huckabee, Anti-Thompson. Like the guy says, interesting

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