Video: Fred! on H&C

posted at 11:02 am on May 2, 2007 by Ian

Sean Hannity interviewed possible Presidential candidate Fred Thompson Tuesday night. Fred said his lymphoma is a “non-factor” and he has never had an hour of pain from it. Thompson said Harry Reid is an “extremist” that is doing things that this country will regret. Fred! also went after MoveOn.org, saying they run the Democratic Party.

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This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

The Cankle and The Messiah have done whatnow?

Stephen M on May 2, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Fred is a Republican who supports all planks of the platform, unlike the others. He also doesn’t come off as a pandering elitist.

moc23 on May 2, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Honora…I think that’s still at least twice the qualifications of an Obama, and still more than a Hillary.

StoutRepublican on May 2, 2007 at 11:22 AM

Looking forward to those debates…..Fred! and Hillary, better yet Fred! and Obama. Plain Tennessee speak vs in your face spin. Should be most entertaining. And he must be listening to Rush…..”they own defeat”!

dustoffmom on May 2, 2007 at 11:23 AM

honora,

I’m not exactly Fred’s number one fan, but he’s not that bad. I wouldn’t think for a millisecond about voting for him over Hildebeast, Goracle, or Silky Pony (or whatever the heck his name is now).

While you mock Fred’s apparently boring qualities, he sure as hell wouldn’t have let Osama sit in his cross hairs for 2 weeks and let him slip away. So, I don’t give a rat’s @ss if he’s talks slowly, or isn’t jumping up and down on a couch, if he keeps my family safe.

amerpundit on May 2, 2007 at 11:25 AM

*sigh* honora, honora, honora. Why don’t you go away for a little while, and while you are gone, take the time to actually research the positions and histories of the candidates (and yes, I include Fred! in that list, even though he has yet to announce). Maybe you will figure out why so many educated, sensible conservatives find themselves in Fred!’s corner. If that doesn’t work, just go watch your grass grow.

lan astaslem on May 2, 2007 at 11:27 AM

If that doesn’t work, just go watch your grass grow.

Thank you Ian!

CrimsonFisted on May 2, 2007 at 11:33 AM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party?

Hmmmm.

there it is on May 2, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Fred! 08!

j_ehman on May 2, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Is it just me, or does honora have some of the dumbest most uninformed comments around here?

j_ehman on May 2, 2007 at 11:37 AM

I think the guy is great.
He will remind people of Reagan as well…

winner ’08.

shooter on May 2, 2007 at 11:42 AM

j_ehman, not just you.

CrimsonFisted on May 2, 2007 at 11:42 AM

Is it just me, or does honora have some of the dumbest most uninformed comments around here?

That’s an affliction that is prevalent in most liberals.

liberty on May 2, 2007 at 11:42 AM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party?

Hmmmm.

there it is on May 2, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Exactly. Why “white”, honora? Have some issues you need to work on?

Jaibones on May 2, 2007 at 11:46 AM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that.

It’s a damn sight better than comparing the VTech shootings with the “violence” of losing your job to outsourcing or the “verbal violence” of Don Imus, to my way of thinking about it.

Citizen Duck on May 2, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Nice slip “a campaign official of ours…a helper”

It’s done he is running.

liberrocky on May 2, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?

Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM

He’s a stand-up guy! End of story!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 2, 2007 at 11:51 AM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

The smell of liberal fear is sweet indeed. Fred Thompson might not be a demagogue, but he is plain spoken, correct on the positions, and is recognizable to anyone that has a TV set. He reminds me of what Teddy Rosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

coyoterex on May 2, 2007 at 11:52 AM

coyoterex on May 2, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Nice.

Go Fred!

KelliD on May 2, 2007 at 11:59 AM

It’s done he is running.

liberrocky on May 2, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Was there any doubt? If he weren’t, he would have said so when the buzz began to build, and he wouldn’t have disclosed his health condition, nor would he be sitting with Sean Hannity now.

CrimsonFisted on May 2, 2007 at 12:02 PM

From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Isn’t this the whole point? A candidate that people like and that people want to vote for?

Lawrence on May 2, 2007 at 12:03 PM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?

Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM

Republicans aren’t pretending. Name some conservatives who want us to pull out now. there aren’t any, because we know that would be defeatist and a disaster. Fred! knows this and tells it like it is. He doesn’t spin the facts to suit his political base, unlike the defeatocrats. Fred! is quite refreshing.

pullingmyhairout on May 2, 2007 at 12:08 PM

At the 4:25 mark:

…and then we’ll hitch up our britches and do what needs to be done.

Works for me.

billy on May 2, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?
Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM

Are the Democrats still pretending to support the troops?

Slublog on May 2, 2007 at 12:17 PM

Finger on Reid…….check
Finger on MoveOn…..check
Support Iraq………check
Secure Borders…….check
New congressional leadership……check
Free beer for all….no check

5 outta 6. So far so good.

Limerick on May 2, 2007 at 12:17 PM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party?

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

When did leadership become about color?

When did winning become a liability?

VikingGoneWild on May 2, 2007 at 12:18 PM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Whats with the racial thing honora? Does this mean that Obama, yo’ mama, is the libs great BLACK hope? I thought libs were not into the ‘defining color’ game.

Yes, Fred has run twice and won handily and I believe when he runs again he will make it three in a row.

That is not his ‘main qualification’. His main qualifications are that he tells it like it is (not what the libs want to hear), he knows what he is talking about, he seems to be honest and ,oh yes, he has chased girls and they have chased him. Sounds like an all American guy to me.

As for you honora, I’m kind of worried about you. Have you quit taking your meds?

OBX Pete on May 2, 2007 at 12:20 PM

From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

Well, that is true. But he was also Co-Chief Counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee, and was responsible for the line “What did the president know, and when did he know it?”

He took on the Tennessee Parole Board in a case that got rid of Governor Ray Blanton on charges of corruption.

And he was a lobbyist. He is also the current chair of the International Security Advisory Board.

Keljeck on May 2, 2007 at 12:22 PM

I’d never heard Fred speak, didn’t know much about him at all until I saw him on OR last night. Now I’ve thought for some time that Newt should be the Republican nominee, but after listening to Fred I think I’m going to start seriously watching him. He made a lot of sense, is very well spoken, and I disagreed with tricky Dick on the fire in the belly being absent. I think Fred is not an emotional hothead who covers his ignorance with accusitory rhetoric.
He seems like the polar opposite of these liberal dhimms who want to preach at us as to how we should be living and thinking. Go Fred!

4shoes on May 2, 2007 at 12:24 PM

His main qualifications are that he tells it like it is (not what the libs want to hear), he knows what he is talking about, he seems to be honest and ,oh yes, he has chased girls and they have chased him.

…and from all accounts spent no time learning at a madrassa, his middle name is not Hussein, does not come off as shrill, is not for universal healthcare, and doesn’t belittle and demean his audience by taking on a “black preacher” affectation.

Matticus Finch on May 2, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Name some conservatives who want us to pull out now.

Pat Buchanan?

Keljeck on May 2, 2007 at 12:28 PM

I saw the interview and I also saw Dick Morris’ comments afterwards. While I find Morris interesting to listen to, he is sometimes full of crap…usually when he is analyzing potential competitors of his favourites. This was a good example of that…Morris likes Giuliani, and so he tried to downplay Thompson.

Now, I don’t know if Thompson can win…in fact I don’t even know if he’s running. I believe, however, that he could be a good candidate, contrary to the sentiments offered above by Honora.

One asset that sets him apart from the likes of Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John McCain etc is that he is likeable. This is a super important factor in democratic elections.

Secondly, he seems to be a sincere person…a real person. He doesn’t seem ego driven (though I assume he must have some ego given his career…but that’s not a bad thing)

true, he is not flamboyant, but I suspect people are tired of flamboyance without substance or depth. He seems to have substance…at least he appreciates the need to answer a question directly.

In some ways he is a lot like Giuliani…he understands the need to be serious about terrorism, and he speaks directly to the issues. He parts way with Giuliani in that Giuliani has some baggage, that Thompson doesn’t seem to be carrying, while Giuliani has some hands-on disaster management experience that Thompson may not have Finally, on some important issue such as abortion, Thompson seems to be a believer in the pro-life type positions, while Giuliani is reduced to expressing his respect for them.

So, I disagree with Honora, obviously, and I also disagree with Morris. It is impossible to say that Thompson should be, or will be the nominee, but he is a credible option.

Blaise on May 2, 2007 at 12:28 PM

My critics are like nats flying around a light post. They can be a little annoying but you can easily brush them aside.

Gotta love that!

Egfrow on May 2, 2007 at 12:29 PM

We need to start sending him jars of jelly beans. Lots and lots of jelly beans. Tip of the day: Buy jelly bean stock cause they are going to make a come back! Fred!

Limerick on May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM
honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Who let all the trolls in?

I know Honora is the resident troll pet but lately the arrogance and empty rhetoric has become tiresome.

Trooper on May 2, 2007 at 12:31 PM

Whats with the racial thing honora? Does this mean that Obama, yo’ mama, is the libs great BLACK hope?

Great Magic Negro hope.

fogw on May 2, 2007 at 12:32 PM

From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification

Honora gathering facts? Would be like gathering water with a sieve. Obviously she (?) has been watching too many cartoons. That she (?) is capable of posting here at all is a minor miracle.

Yeah, the President of the United States needs to be more like Spiderman! But I think her message reflects poorly on the American electorate.

netherman79 on May 2, 2007 at 12:33 PM

I think Fred!’s popularity is due to him being a very good communicator, i.e. his confidence and him being very clear about his stances. Having a folksy charm and wisdom helps too. He sounds like such a down to earth honest guy with good intentions — the opposite of modern day politicians (from both parties, by the way) who stink of corruption.

Go Fred!

AlexB on May 2, 2007 at 12:35 PM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

I wonder if many years ago there was another Honora out there saying the same thing about this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln?

Zetterson on May 2, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Babe.

Magnet.

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Limerick on May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM

What kind of beer do you drink, Lim? THAT’S a stock I’d like to own. (kidding of course)

KelliD on May 2, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Trooper,

I agree. I’ve been reading Honora’s comments lately and they seem way more vitriolic than in the past. Honora used to be kind of fun to engage with, but now she seems more like “Gordon” from the LGF days. I want the old Honora back.

Matticus Finch on May 2, 2007 at 12:40 PM

I read somewhere that Sam Watterson is considering running as a third party candidate (cue doink doink as the drama begins)

Bradky on May 2, 2007 at 12:43 PM

Fred’s straight talkin’ common sense is so refreshing (and lacking) in the political scene these days. I just might have to re-join the GOP to vote for him in the primary.

infidel4life on May 2, 2007 at 12:45 PM

KelliD on May 2, 2007 at 12:38 PM….well personally I buy Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Coors, Heinekin, Corona, XX, Strohs, Becks, and if forced by necessity Bud.
I’m pretty picky.

Fred! I understand was raised on beer and whoop-a**. Lest that is what Al said.

Limerick on May 2, 2007 at 12:46 PM

I mean, as a former NOO-clee-ar weapons instructor, I find a man who can pronounce the word correctly ~ used repeatedly, in ALL it’s incarnations ~ appealing.

Really appealing.

‘His poster on my wall’ appealing.

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Babe.

Magnet.

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Eye

Doctor

Make

Appointment

Bradky on May 2, 2007 at 12:51 PM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?

Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM

No, because we don’t have too. People may view Iraq as a big mistake, but still have their eye on the ball enough that they recognize the “grab your ankles” policy of the left is worse than the war in Iraq, they still have a basic understanding that you don’t negotiate or bow down to psychos who wanna kill you, which IS something Dick Morris got right last night.

Bad Candy on May 2, 2007 at 12:52 PM

‘His poster on my wall’ appealing.

I heard he’s gonna be in next month’s Tiger Beat.

Fred! Thompson- women want him, men want to be him.

Matticus Finch on May 2, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Bradky, you spelled Waterston wrong.

Zetterson on May 2, 2007 at 1:02 PM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

JEEZE! The worse thing about Fred is that he hasn’t thrown his hat in the ring.

He is way more principled than that sack of $hit Hillary and that phoney balogna Obama.

csdeven on May 2, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Is it just me, or does honora have some of the dumbest most uninformed comments around here?

j_ehman on May 2, 2007 at 11:37 AM

They sure are. Just keep in mind, many people are educated beyond their intelligence.

Wade on May 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Bradky, with that voice and what he uses it to say?

20/20 not required.

tree hugging sister on May 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Fred’s straight talkin’ common sense is so refreshing (and lacking) in the political scene these days. I just might have to re-join the GOP to vote for him in the primary.

infidel4life on May 2, 2007 at 12:45 PM

AND he doesn’t have to fake the accent.

csdeven on May 2, 2007 at 1:23 PM

Fred! and Condi? in ’08!

serenity on May 2, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Talk about watching paint dry.

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

I guess with the libs, its all about the presentation. Maybe if Fred! screeched like Hillary, he’d be more “exciting” for them. I think Honora is jealous because Fred!’s accent is natural, while Hillary is still working on the whole intonation thing.

Mallard T. Drake on May 2, 2007 at 1:26 PM

I’ve never known much about Fred, but having watched these broadcasts and looked up his history on Wiki, I find myself a big fan.

This guy talks a lotta sense and comes across as a sincere and solid guy. If I were american he’d have my vote for sure.

Aylios on May 2, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Fred! and Condi? in ‘08!

serenity on May 2, 2007 at

I like that combination!

4shoes on May 2, 2007 at 1:39 PM

One thing….Let’s not compare him to Reagan. There was only one Reagan. He was able to end a nuclear standoff with not a shot fired. He had tremendous wit, and perfect timing.

Even if Fred holds those qualities, let’s not have him have to live up to Reagan. Because if he wins, and runs again, and doesn’t win with all but one state, then he’s not exactly Reagan. Instead of looking for another Reagan, how about looking just for a good candidate, and if Fred is that candidate, then he’s Thompson, not another Reagan.

amerpundit on May 2, 2007 at 2:37 PM

Ian:

Thanks for rounding this up for us. I was in class last night, and I didn’t get to see it. Earlier, I mentioned first watching the Senator on Meet The Press. One look at the related clips in YouTube, and I stand corrected. It was Fox News Sunday, actually. That clip can be found here, along with some related stuff in the side column.

manwithblackhat on May 2, 2007 at 2:55 PM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???

honora on May 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Again, the pure stink of fear coming off the ‘elitists’ like this one is delicious. I can’t wait for the debates.

That is, if we can coax the cowardly dems out from whatever they happen to be hiding behind when the time comes.

honora, your party is chock full of insincere idiot lunatic cowards. Good luck with that. America is NOT with your twisted ideology. No matter how many times your leaders stand in front of TV cameras and blatantly lie.

techno_barbarian on May 2, 2007 at 3:08 PM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?

Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM

Still repeating the big lie, I see. Again, here’s where America stands (via Cliff May at NRO):

Vox Populi [Cliff May]

Some interesting polling results in recent days. For example:

According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, 61% of Americans oppose “denying the funding needed to send any additional U.S. troops to Iraq,” and opposition is up from 58% in February. (3/23-25, 2007).

A Bloomberg poll reveals 61% of Americans believe withholding funding for the war is a bad idea, while only 28% believe it is a good idea (3/3-11, 2007).

A recent Public Opinion Strategies (POS) poll found that 56% of registered voters favor fully funding the war in Iraq, with more voters strongly favoring funding (40%) than totally opposing it (38%); (3/25-27, 2007).

POS found also that a majority of voters (54%) oppose the Democrats imposing a reduction in troops below the level military commanders requested (3/25-27, 2007).

A separate POS poll finds 57% of voters support staying in Iraq until the job is finished and “the Iraqi government can maintain control and provide security for its people.” And 59% of voters say pulling out of Iraq immediately would do more to harm America’s reputation in the world than staying until order is restored (35%); (2/5-7, 2007).

A Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll show 69% of American voters trust military commanders more than members of Congress (18%) to decide when United States troops should leave Iraq. This includes 52% of Democrats, 69% of Independents and 88% of Republicans (3/27-28, 2007).

According to a recent Pew Research survey, only 17% of Americans want an immediate withdrawal of troops (4/18-22, 2007). That same poll found a plurality of adults (45%) believe a terrorist attack against the United States is more likely if we withdraw our troops from Iraq while the “country remains unstable”

Should a date for withdrawal be set, 70% of American believe it is likely that “insurgents will increase their attacks in Iraq” starting on that day. This is supported by 85% of Republicans, 71% of Independents and 60% of Democrats. (FOX News/Opinion Dynamics, 4/17-18, 2007).

An LA Times/Bloomberg polls reveals that 50% of Americans say setting a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq “hurts” the troops, while only 27% believe it “helps” the troops (4/5-9, 2007).

I’m sure our friend Glenn Greenwald over at Salon will be reporting all this to his readers any minute now.

04/27 01:13 PM

You’re a weak and ineffective liar, non. Goes for you too, honora.

But we’ve known that for a quite a while.

Lightweights… feh.

techno_barbarian on May 2, 2007 at 3:14 PM

Honora, the troll, wrote: “This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry. From what I gathered, Fred!’s main qualification is he has run for office twice and won handily each time. What???”

With every post, you continue to confirm what a stupid little twit you are.

georgej on May 2, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Good answers from Fred!. I’m not a Hannity fan really but thankfully Fred! did the majority of the talking so it all worked out.

Yakko77 on May 2, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Bradky, with that voice and what he uses it to say?
20/20 not required.
tree hugging sister on May 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Amen! Amazing that some guys (Bradky) can’t figure out what a girl really wants… Sure, he’s old enough to be my father, but I’m right there with you girl!

lan astaslem on May 2, 2007 at 4:02 PM

I really hope he does run.
His character reminds me a lot of Ronnie’s.

If he runs… he definately has my vote!

lgodfrey88 on May 2, 2007 at 4:40 PM

Fred use to live in Arizona. One Saturday he was bored and dug an irrigation ditch for garden.

Today they call it the Grand Canyon.

natesnake on May 2, 2007 at 5:00 PM

While digging, he picked up a handful of dirt and squeezed it.

Today they call it the Hope Diamond.

natesnake on May 2, 2007 at 5:03 PM

While sailing off of the coast of California, he farted.

Today they call it El Nino.

Matticus Finch on May 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM

While you mock Fred’s apparently boring qualities, he sure as hell wouldn’t have let Osama sit in his cross hairs for 2 weeks and let him slip away. So, I don’t give a rat’s @ss if he’s talks slowly, or isn’t jumping up and down on a couch, if he keeps my family safe.

amerpundit on May 2, 2007 at 11:25 AM

Here you make the seminal point for me. Keeps my family safe. I feel safe when I see Fred and when he speaks, what he says comforts me. His concerns are my concerns. Anyone who could compare him to watching paint dry is ignorant and has a short attention span and a whole lot of fear. Run, Fred. Please Run.

Glynn on May 2, 2007 at 5:47 PM

Are Republicans still pretending that it’s the “far left” that wants the U.S. out of Iraq?
Nonfactor on May 2, 2007 at 11:50 AM
Are the Democrats still pretending to support the troops?

Slublog on May 2, 2007 at 12:17 PM

BURN!

Glynn on May 2, 2007 at 5:49 PM

I can’t help but notice how plainspoken he is compared to other candidates. He actually awnsers the questions, or he says no I dont want to talk about that. Contrast to Hillary – she awnsers literally saying things like “I think the real question is…..” or “What I really want to say is….” and doesnt awnser the question that was asked.

Resolute on May 2, 2007 at 6:55 PM

Mr. Thompson won as often as Mrs. Clinton did, and twice as often as Mr. Obama.

But, heh, he’s not a woman and he’s not Black. And he’s not “multilingual” either, and “this country is ready for a multilingual president”. Get is ‘imbecils’?

amerpundit on May 2, 2007 at 2:37 PM – fully agree – nor do I believe that he would ever make such a claim. He’s happy to have the support of the Reagan camp, though, and for good reason.

techno-barbarian, thanks for those stats.

The only entertainment I missed on this thread was from gmcjetpilot. Other than that it was Nirvana. Thank you all, and I mean ALL.

Entelechy on May 2, 2007 at 7:22 PM

For those who haven’t come across it before…

During Fred!s time in the senate, there was a bill on which he was the only dissenting voice in a 99-1 vote. The issue? A federal good-Samaritan law. (If I’m correct there are currently active good-Sam laws in 48 states) Fred’s objection was simple. The concept of the good-Samaritan law was clearly under state jurisdiction according to the 10th amendment, and regardless of the good intentions upon which the bill was founded, it was unconstitutional for the federal government to subsume the states’ power of self-determination in such matters.

A politician who does the right thing under his oath of office, knowing that people will raise the claim that “he’s against good samaritans!”, indicates an integrity which is rarely encountered in the halls of Congress these days.

Fred is for real, and that’s good enough for me. I’d rather have a president who “appeared” boring, while leading properly, than one who is “invested in the defeat of his own country”.

Freelancer on May 2, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Fred speaks simply. True, he does not equivocate or give long wordy evasions to questions. But simple answers that are eloquent in their delivery. Perhaps thats why the libs can not understand him. Instead of tossing bs in the air to hide his position (or lack therof) he just lays it out. Libs seem to hate that. When the answer is clear they have no room to manuever.

Wyrd on May 2, 2007 at 7:35 PM

Fred! is definitely the best candidate for President of the United States to come along in decades. When will he announce that he will run?

It gives me pleasure to see the Left attack Fred! so often – proof that they see him as a major threat.

I soooooooo look forward to Fred! as the President of the United States.

omegaram on May 2, 2007 at 7:35 PM

Free beer for all….no check

5 outta 6. So far so good.

Limerick on May 2, 2007 at 12:17 PM

What no beer! Ha Ha Ha that was funny tks.

sonnyspats1 on May 2, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Back in the day Fred! used a flame thrower to light his cigars and is considering smoking again!

sonnyspats1 on May 2, 2007 at 11:05 PM

techno_barbarian, thanks for the stats. It occurs to me that I appreciate Nonfactor, honora, et al., if only for the informative responses they evoke.

Kevin on May 3, 2007 at 1:07 AM

I was non-plussed by Fred’s appearance and actually started to doze off. While his positions on the issues are fine, he needs to project more energy and enthusiasm.

Buy Danish on May 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM

sigh* honora, honora, honora. Why don’t you go away for a little while, and while you are gone, take the time to actually research the positions and histories of the candidates (and yes, I include Fred! in that list, even though he has yet to announce). Maybe you will figure out why so many educated, sensible conservatives find themselves in Fred!’s corner. If that doesn’t work, just go watch your grass grow.

lan astaslem on May 2, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Oh but I think I know why: Fred! is actually “none of the above”.

Seems like a fine fellow, but let’s be honest, were he not well known by virtue of his Law and Order gig, he would be another ex-Senator of no particular note. No shame in that, but see it for what it is, a sign that the Republicans (yes, like the Democrats) don’t really have a great candidate.

honora on May 3, 2007 at 9:46 AM

Honora…I think that’s still at least twice the qualifications of an Obama, and still more than a Hillary.

StoutRepublican on May 2, 2007 at 11:22 AM

Think in terms of Senatorial experience he is on par with Hillary, greater than Obama?

honora on May 3, 2007 at 9:47 AM

While you mock Fred’s apparently boring qualities, he sure as hell wouldn’t have let Osama sit in his cross hairs for 2 weeks and let him slip away. So, I don’t give a rat’s @ss if he’s talks slowly, or isn’t jumping up and down on a couch, if he keeps my family safe.

amerpundit on May 2, 2007 at 11:25 AM

Is this a shot at Bush or a shot at Clinton? I guess both, good point. I have to ask: how can you be so certain what Fred! would/wouldn’t have done?

honora on May 3, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Exactly. Why “white”, honora? Have some issues you need to work on?

Jaibones on May 2, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Please tell me you’re familiar with this expression. You don’t strike me as culturally illiterate.

honora on May 3, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Whats with the racial thing honora? Does this mean that Obama, yo’ mama, is the libs great BLACK hope? I thought libs were not into the ‘defining color’ game.

OBX Pete on May 2, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Oh for the love of God. “Great white hope” is an idiom:

Idiom Definition
Meaning:
Someone who is expected to be a great success is a great white hope

This is from the usingenglish.com site.

honora on May 3, 2007 at 10:22 AM

geez Honora, got some time on your hands????

Jasech59 on May 3, 2007 at 10:23 AM

This is the great white hope of the Republican party? Good luck with that. Talk about watching paint dry.

Yeah, and he doesn’t have any hair. Electing a candidate on the basis of his externals. Good luck with that. We see how well it worked for the constantly tanned and coiffed John Fop Kerry.

Now that we’ve heard your in-depth analysis honora, can we get your more surface impressions?

smellthecoffee on May 3, 2007 at 11:08 AM

Yeah, and he doesn’t have any hair. Electing a candidate on the basis of his externals. Good luck with that. We see how well it worked for the constantly tanned and coiffed John Fop Kerry.

Now that we’ve heard your in-depth analysis honora, can we get your more surface impressions?

smellthecoffee on May 3, 2007 at 11:08 AM

You don’t find him phlegmatic? I am guessing many people will. I don’t think that a particularly good quality in a politician, thought not deadly I suppose.

honora on May 3, 2007 at 4:27 PM