Fred! gets rock-star treatment from 53 House Republicans

posted at 8:31 pm on April 18, 2007 by Allahpundit

I don’t think he can say no at this point. And I don’t think he’s going to:

He said ‘I’m not going to follow the consultants’ path here because they’ve been wrong too many times. I’m going to follow my heart and this is going to be a different approach and I think people are ready for a different approach. And that’s why I’m not here because I want to be here, I’m here because there’s a need.’ I really believe he thinks the man and the times are lining up.”

Me, I’m sticking with Rudy. Shazam!

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FRED!

robblefarian on April 18, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Rudy?

james hooker on April 18, 2007 at 8:38 PM

I don’t know… for me, it’s not Rudy, not McCain, maybe Newt. If Fred gets in (bald head and all), I’ll listen.

Zorro on April 18, 2007 at 8:40 PM

Yes – bye bye “moderate” (what ever the hell that is) Republicians.

fyi – I finally answered a call from the RNC yesterday and the caller was bemoaning the fact that the Dems could take it all. I replied, “when I hear a message from the RNC that takes a stand on illegals in the country and illegal immigration, I’ll consider contributing”.

Her reply was, “but you can’t let the Dems win over a single issue”.

My reply was, “if you’re going to give the country away, I don’t care who runs it”.

My fervent hope is: Fred T. and something other than a middle of the road excuse for amnesty.

MikeG on April 18, 2007 at 8:41 PM

I hope he doesn’t disagree with you guys or he is in trouble.

tomas on April 18, 2007 at 8:42 PM

Rudy. LOL.
Fred!. ;).

infidel on April 18, 2007 at 8:49 PM

I hope he doesn’t disagree with you guys or he is in trouble.

Tomas, are you suggesting that moderate Republicans would stab a conservative R in the back?

huckleberry on April 18, 2007 at 8:52 PM

FRED!
(If he doesn’t run I’m with Rudy though- even as much as his social liberalism make me sick.)

annoyinglittletwerp on April 18, 2007 at 8:52 PM

His voice alone is worth 5-6 pts in the election

JayHaw Phrenzie on April 18, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Good article!

And if the Fredster decides to run…and he will…the other GOP candidats will be left in the dust…nay, they’ll go the way of McCain in 2000 and be forced aside.

There’s a new sheriff in town, and the town ain’t big enough for more than one!

JetBoy on April 18, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Fred/Rudy or Rudy/Fred works for me.

Entelechy on April 18, 2007 at 8:58 PM

I’m bunkering down. 60Minutos hasn’t put on all the interviews with his co-stars. You know they will be trying to dig up a dump truck full of mud on him. It is gonna be a long road to January.

Fred!/Steele

Limerick on April 18, 2007 at 9:04 PM

When he wins will you address him as President Cornpone Allah?

Theworldisnotenough on April 18, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Im voting for sanjaya

triple on April 18, 2007 at 9:06 PM


Tomas, are you suggesting that moderate Republicans would stab a conservative R in the back?

No i’m saying conservatives will stab him in the back.

tomas on April 18, 2007 at 9:06 PM

Fred!/Steele

Limerick on April 18, 2007 at 9:04 PM

I would busrt into tears. Thompson/Romney is more likely. Romeny has a ton of cash and doesn’t stand a chance if when Fred enters.

Theworldisnotenough on April 18, 2007 at 9:10 PM

What Entelechy said… Fred! / Rudy.

Although no Rudy / Fred!.

middleroad on April 18, 2007 at 9:11 PM

No i’m saying conservatives will stab him in the back.

tomas on April 18, 2007 at 9:06 PM

That makes a ton of sense. There are a handful of authentic conservatives available, and there’s only one who currently has broad-based name recognition. Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter are all solidly conservative, and all could be my president. But at this point in time none have a base. Fred has a base before he’s said yes. The instant he says yes the conservatives who refused to reelect the RINO’s last year will be out of the woodwork in his support.

Mark it.

Freelancer on April 18, 2007 at 9:12 PM

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, called Thompson a candidate who “Americans can get behind” but said there was one “glaring error.” “It’s nearly impossible to get elected if you’re bald-headed,” Gohmert quipped.

Fred, we need you ‘ol buddy, you and the Mrs………

PinkyBigglesworth on April 18, 2007 at 9:16 PM

It’s nearly impossible to get elected if you’re bald-headed

Yeah, but Fred! is also 6’6″. So what’s that, about a foot over Rudy?

Fred!

IrishEi on April 18, 2007 at 9:24 PM

It’s nearly impossible to get elected if you’re bald-headed,” Gohmert quipped.

Pinky, I’ve got that one solved.

a4g on April 18, 2007 at 9:24 PM

a4g….
you owe me a beer, a keyboard, and a flat screen….what as mess!

Limerick on April 18, 2007 at 9:26 PM

Fred!

rslancer14 on April 18, 2007 at 9:29 PM

a4g…ahhhhhhhhhh hahahhahhaahaaaaaa

Silky Fred…

sunny on April 18, 2007 at 9:38 PM

Theworldisnotenough

YES! I agree
Heck it just makes sense!

FRED / ROMNEY 2008!!!!!!!!!!!

-Wasteland Man

WastelandMan on April 18, 2007 at 9:39 PM

There are a handful of authentic conservatives available, and there’s only one who currently has broad-based name recognition. Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter are all solidly conservative, and all could be my president.

Uhhh… you might want to rethink hitching your wagon to Ron Paul’s star. The guy is a total fruitcake.

Watcher on April 18, 2007 at 9:40 PM

I just listened to Michelle’s post of Barack speaking in Milwaukee and it makes me salivate over a potential Obama and Thompson debate.

Talk about the emperor has no clothes! Listening to Obama speak makes me very very hopeful.

And Rudy? No thanks.

wryteacher on April 18, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Seeing all this support for Fred!, I guess there’s only one thing for me to say…..Rudy!

amerpundit on April 18, 2007 at 9:43 PM

Fred sounds good so far. Who knew that words actually had meaning. He’d be like the Anticlinton.

Mojave Mark on April 18, 2007 at 9:44 PM

a4g, NOOOOOOO!!!!! I like him much better bald.

It will not be Thompson/Romney – too much alike on the ideology – need one conservative and one moderate. Must win against the Galcier-lady. Fred/Rudy is also a great NE and South-central combination.

Also, I just love to spell Tennessee (and Mississippi :)

Entelechy on April 18, 2007 at 9:45 PM

Fred!

unamused on April 18, 2007 at 9:46 PM

Also, how sweet to have a candidate from the great Gore state; or is it the great state of Gore?

Entelechy on April 18, 2007 at 9:47 PM

S/b Glacier-lady, or the shrill one. Some like it hot cold.

Entelechy on April 18, 2007 at 9:49 PM

Thompson/Romney makes a lot of sense, but I like Rudy too. They’re all terrific in their own way. I’m even warming to McCain. If he could just flip flop on campaign finance reform and immigration. Anyone But Bloomberg.

As for the baldness factor (which I didn’t even notice until it was pointed out to me) there’s bald…and then there’s bald. There’s Chris Daughtry and then there’s Phil Casey. Thompson is in the Daughtry category.

Buy Danish on April 18, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Letterman would be comfortable with a Rudy presidency.
So, Fred!

Stephen M on April 18, 2007 at 9:51 PM

I would vote for Fred, none of the other candidates light my fire.

Still, I want to hear his tax policy, his foreign policy, and I want to see him challenge the leftist liberals, and not back down. I want to see him inspire people. I want honesty, and optimism. I want a strong military, well equipped, well trained, well funded.

That whole ‘revenue sharing’ that started with Nixon, should be scrapped. (Are they still buying votes with it?)
If states want to build something, let them raise the taxes to do it.

Cut federal taxes, cut federal spending, cut the pork, and start firing bureaucrats who are sabotaging public policy they don’t agree with. Revamp the entire education department; school vouchers would do it, get the government, and the union leftist out of education, and out of government. Teach kids how to read, write, think, calculate, evaluate. Bring back our heroes! Reward merit, and innovation.

While I’m dreaming, might as well add:
Scrap the tax code, and go flat tax. Cut taxes on business, they don’t “pay” taxes anyway, they just collect the money from the consumer. Drill for oil. Encourage private venture space exploration.

Fix social security! That means more people working, that means improve opportunities for business expansion. Its profits that put people to work. (Hint, ya have to do it with immigrations! Loosen the restrictions on legal immigration, and penalize employers who hire people who are here in violation of immigration law.) Respect for law and order.

Plain, old fashioned conservative values have built the most prosperous, free country in the history of human beings. May it continue.

rockhauler on April 18, 2007 at 9:52 PM

Even Rudy gets past his pro-choice past, he’s still got his marriage problem and his 2nd ammendment position to erase. He’ll have to come up with a lot of dirt on Fred! to make up for that. Obama is too new to come up with anything, and if anyone on Hillary’s team leaked her material before the general campaign they would find themselves in a position like any number of state troopers have been in.

pedestrian on April 18, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Still, I want to hear his tax policy, his foreign policy, and I want to see him challenge the leftist liberals, and not back down.

Very important point. Bush has, at times, backed down from the Democrats, and we all know what his immigration policy is like. I’m not ruling out Fred!, but I’d just like to hear more from him, than his voting record.

amerpundit on April 18, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Fred!

Fred has a base before he’s said yes.
~Freelancer

I will be ready to sign up.

I, for one, from everything I have read about Fred, will be happy to volunteer my time (and that of my kids).

That’s a big difference between just showing up to vote (see Rudy, Mitt, etc.) and working to get out the vote (see Fred). You need some enthusiasm for your candidate to do that.

I would be really curious to know just who comprised the volunteers in the 2004 Republican GOTV effort. I know in our area there were social conservatives and their kids out working. Homeschoolers use it to teach civics. We’ve had long training in being workhorses in other political areas.

INC on April 18, 2007 at 9:57 PM

Me, I’m sticking with Rudy. Shazam!

Better Fred! instead.

;-)

infidel4life on April 18, 2007 at 10:01 PM

Go Fred!
Can’t be Rudy as VP either, especially if it’s Hillary. Two old white guys, both known ‘ladies men’ (Fred was at least not married at the time)? As meaningless as it would be as a true issue, trust that Hillary’s back alley knife wielders would turn it into full scale gender, ‘wronged woman’ warfare.
Fred!/Steele counters this especially well, since Hillary/ Obama would be a real apparent oil-water mix And Steele comes across as a truly nice guy. Wish it could have been Fred!/Rice, but she’s slid into the State Dept morass and anyone from the current admin would be the kiss of death anyway. Any other suggestions of the non-OWG (old white guy) variety?

(Disclaimer I’m an old white guy myself :)

Mike O on April 18, 2007 at 10:10 PM

Hell…I guess, I’ll have to throw Newt under the bus.

FRED!

franksalterego on April 18, 2007 at 10:12 PM

And I’m bald to boot. Fred! has the shiny head vote locked up

Mike O on April 18, 2007 at 10:13 PM

Thompson/Steele

Fred is a conservative. Michael Steele is a black conservative. Hillary/Obama ticket doesn’t stand a chance in the debates.

BacaDog on April 18, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Rudy? Blah!

Fred or Newt!

it’d be nice to finally get a republican who can actually get a message across. Bush couldn’t sell coke to paris hilton.

BadBrad on April 18, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Thompson/Steele

Fred is a conservative. Michael Steele is a black conservative.

BacaDog on April 18, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Ohhh ! ! That’s good. Real good !

Texyank on April 18, 2007 at 10:25 PM

Not me. I’m with Fred.

Griz on April 18, 2007 at 10:27 PM

FRED!

Hurry on and declare so I can start sending your campaign some money.

Fred!/Steele would be superb!
Fred!/Hunter would be wonderful!
Fred!/Tancredo works for me too, (although it might alienate some Repubs and moderate independents who make money off of illegals)
I could be pretty happy with Fred!/Romney
or Fred!/Watts
I could live with Fred!/Rudy?

LegendHasIt on April 18, 2007 at 10:37 PM

Oh, and Fred!/Newt would be slightly better than Fred!/Rudy? but I’m even more disappointed in Newt than I was a month ago.

LegendHasIt on April 18, 2007 at 10:41 PM

Fred/Condi. …and I want to hear Shabazz call HER a political prostitute while Fred is standing there.

-Fat Old Guy

Fogpig on April 18, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Fred!/Rudy works for me, with Michael Steele in some sort of high cabinet position (or RNC chair).

Steele is awesome, but he needs more experience and exposure at the national level. I don’t doubt that he would be a quick study, but Rudy has executive time logged, plus he polls well with independents and moderates.

It is all about electability, baby!

itzWicks on April 18, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Why the hell would you want Condi on the ticket?

She’s been awful as Secretary of State.

Watcher on April 18, 2007 at 11:05 PM

I like to see a Fred\Steele ticket, but I could live with a Fred\Rudy ticket.

djohn669 on April 18, 2007 at 11:05 PM

Me, I’m sticking with Rudy.

Why?

He’s pro abortion, pro gay marriage, pro gun control, and supports the guest worker program with the path to citizenship.

He was only a mayor (albeit of the greatest city in the world) so he either has no experience in, or at best we do not know his stands on health care, social security, big bisiness, foreign policy (aside from terrorism), free trade, environmental Gore-isms, energy/oil dependence, etc.

He was married three times–once to a 2nd cousin. He can’t even pick a wife and you’d trust him to pick a whole cabinet?

The only provenpositive aspects of Rudy are his support of the Patriot Act and the WOT and welfare reform.

Oh yeah. And he’s a knight.

IrishEi on April 18, 2007 at 11:06 PM

Rudy?Yeah keep smoking that shit Moongod. That funny feeling in your pants is
FRED!

Iblis on April 18, 2007 at 11:25 PM

Another step closer to a Thompson/Romney ticket.

rhuppertz on April 18, 2007 at 11:27 PM

Romney has all the campaign funds and yet hes sinking faster in the polls then an oldman into a tub isnt that interesting?

Kevin43 on April 18, 2007 at 11:36 PM

Fred! Wow! Dump Rudy – we need someone who can win, and have what it takes to be a leader people can get excited about – and not vote for someone who we think will do the least damage.

omegaram on April 19, 2007 at 12:01 AM

I would busrt into tears. Thompson/Romney is more likely. Romeny has a ton of cash and doesn’t stand a chance if when Fred enters.

Theworldisnotenough on April 18, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Ditto. Also, Romney is young enough to wait.

Bill C on April 19, 2007 at 12:04 AM

Fred/rockhauler on April 18, 2007 at 9:52 PM!!!

The leftie ticket will be Clinton/Richardson, not Obama, for all the good reasons: Black vote is de facto, BR has foreign policy experience, Latino vote, New Mexico, etc.

It is all about electability, baby!

itzWicks on April 18, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Indeed – please repeat this often, until Nov. 2008. Some have a tendency to forget – and danger loomes.

When a supporter of Adlai Stevenson told him that he had the vote of every thinking person in America, Stevenson replied that he’d need a lot more votes to win.

Entelechy on April 19, 2007 at 12:11 AM

The best thing about Fred! is that the moonbats are terrified of him. As well they should be.

IrishEi on April 19, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Fred! the Head. Rudy can’t win a primary with Fred! in it.

Can you imagine the conservative turnout if it’s Fred! versus Barack Hussein Partial Birth Abortion Obama?

Finally, we have a guy!

Jaibones on April 19, 2007 at 12:55 AM

If we get Fred, I’ll just let him make the decision as to who he wants as VP. Yeah, I’d like Steele or Watts but I’ll just be happy with Fred making that decision.

Buzzy on April 19, 2007 at 12:56 AM

Petition to Draft Papa Fred

Connie on April 19, 2007 at 1:19 AM

Finally, we have a guy!

Jaibones on April 19, 2007 at 12:55 AM

YES, we have a guy! We certainly do. lol!

Connie on April 19, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Thompson/Romney sounds great to me. Romney would make a great VP candidate, and like others said, he has a lot of funding. Though Presidential candidates don’t join up early, so all that money may be gone by then…

Patriot33 on April 19, 2007 at 2:41 AM

Uhhh… you might want to rethink hitching your wagon to Ron Paul’s star. The guy is a total fruitcake.

No, he’s consistent to his reading of the Constitution regarding foreign policy. I don’t agree with him 100% either. But he came to that position in an entirely different manner than liberals do. He is more of a libertarian isolationist. He believes that the less the U.S. gets involved with other nations the better for us. That is somewhat simplistic, indeed, and lacking nuance. But that doesn’t make him a fruitcake.

Or is he a fruitcake because he would abolish the Department of Education, the IRS, and the Federal Reserve Board? At least none of the socialists could claim he’s in the pocket of big money, if he wants to take on the bankers, CPAs, and teachers, some of the heaviest hitting lobbies in the country.

Anyway, he’s nobody’s nominee, so it’s really moot.

I’m not sure whether to be glad or concerned that so many Republican legislators feel about Fred! the way that many citizens do.

Freelancer on April 19, 2007 at 3:37 AM

Pinky, I’ve got that one solved.

a4g on April 18, 2007 at 9:24 PM

You excellent bastard, sir, I like the cut of your jib…. now, how the heck do you clean up a keyboard and computer from the instant spray from warm milk????????

PinkyBigglesworth on April 19, 2007 at 4:49 AM

FRED/JC WATTS. Can’t miss!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 19, 2007 at 8:38 AM

Thompson/Steele !! The winning ticket !

stenwin77 on April 19, 2007 at 8:50 AM

Thompson/Romney for me…though I would be equally happy with a Thompson/Steele ticket.

b4itsover on April 19, 2007 at 9:37 AM

Thompson/Gingrich would cover the international front and the domestic issues with strength, if elected, but I think Newt would be a lightning rod for negatives (even though he would run circles around his opponent in any debate)

Thompson/Steele would likely cover the international front, and they could appoint Newt to a high cabinet position where he could implement alot of innovative and conservative ideas. And, Thompson/Steele would cut the demographic legs out from under both Obama and Hillary.

Laserlawyer on April 19, 2007 at 9:49 AM

Freelancer on April 19, 2007 at 3:37 AM

And he’s a truther. So, yes, he’s a fruitcake.

lorien1973 on April 19, 2007 at 10:07 AM

Prez: Fred!
Veep: Steele
Secretary of State: Newt (or John Bolton)
Secretary of Defense: Stormin’ Norman
Secretary of the Interior: Ted Nugent
Attorney General: Rudy (or Joe Arpaio)
Secretary of Energy: The 10,000 Volt Ghost
White House Press Secretary: Dennis Miller

Darksean on April 19, 2007 at 10:11 AM

Rudy,

Will not survive the 60 minutes interviews with his exs and ex mistressess (oh yes!)

36 today 13 in 6 months

EricPWJohnson on April 19, 2007 at 11:15 AM

Tomas, are you suggesting that moderate Republicans would stab a conservative R in the back?

huckleberry on April 18, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Hmmmm…think Pat Toomey stabbed in the back by Bush and Specter. Think Wayne Gilchrest R-MD who stabs conservatives in back on rotating shifts. The former Jersey City mayor who ran for Governor…stabbed, RI’s mayor Laffey stabbed by the Senate Incumbent Republican Protection Committee in his bid to unseat Chaffee.

I could go on.

netherman79 on April 19, 2007 at 11:40 AM

fyi – I finally answered a call from the RNC yesterday and the caller was bemoaning the fact that the Dems could take it all. I replied, “when I hear a message from the RNC that takes a stand on illegals in the country and illegal immigration, I’ll consider contributing”.

Her reply was, “but you can’t let the Dems win over a single issue”.

My reply was, “if you’re going to give the country away, I don’t care who runs it”.

Everytime the RNC solicits money from me I send $50 to the Club for Growth!

netherman79 on April 19, 2007 at 11:44 AM

I’ll say it again…Rudy/Fred in ’08 would be a dream ticket in my book.

Jim-Rose on April 19, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Fred!!!

Evilwhiteguy on April 19, 2007 at 12:05 PM

From first glance Fred is another Bob Dole …

We are finished …

ar_basin on April 19, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I see Fred people everywhere. Some of them don’t even know they are Fred…Like Allah

Rustyw on April 19, 2007 at 2:42 PM

FRED! Even better would be a FRED/FRED Ticket. Where’s that South Korean guy who claimed he could do cloning? If he’s dead, then get his brother.

Aldo on April 19, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Fred is about the only hope the republicans have!

RUDY…. Sh?t… you might as well vote for Hitlery Clinton!

Confederate on April 19, 2007 at 3:36 PM

We’ll see. I still don’t think the man wants the job.

spmat on April 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM

AP,just vote for Hillary, itll save a few steps.

Viper1 on April 19, 2007 at 6:22 PM

White House Press Secretary: Dennis Miller

On Monday’s show, a caller asked if he could fill in for Snow. Miller said no way; that has got to be the worst job in the country, having to deal with the Gotcha Corps every day. (And he said that Snow is like a master swordsman fending off their blades. I believe he used the word ‘rapier’ at one point.)

The Monster on April 19, 2007 at 10:38 PM