Finally: Fred hits McCain; Update: Fred hits McCain again

posted at 12:10 pm on January 15, 2008 by Allahpundit

Not with an uppercut but a good straight jab. It would have been more effective if he’d gone after him individually instead of lumping him in with Huck but the race being what it is in South Carolina, he doesn’t have much choice. Any attack on one benefits the other so he’s forced to attack both.

Accusing Maverick of having betrayed the Reagan vision, though? Maybe it is an uppercut after all.

Update: It’ll be fun watching this escalate over the next four days. From Glenn Beck:

How do you explain with conservatives going out to vote, how are they supporting John McCain? What is this — where is this coming from?

SENATOR THOMPSON: I think the basis of it is national security, national defense. John was right, I think, with regard to Iraq and he stood tough during tough times and I think he turned out to be right. And I was the same place the whole time and have been. We agree on that. But John is wrong on some other important things and he was wrong when he voted against the Bush tax cuts.

GLENN: But wait a minute. I mean –

SENATOR THOMPSON: He says he’s changed his mind about that now and, you know, sobeit. But, you know, I was there during part of that time and I voted the other way. I believed the other way then, I believe the other way now. He’s certainly wrong with regard to the immigration bill that they tried to get the American people sign off on last year and they gave a resounding no and now everybody’s getting tough on the border. But on taxes and immigration, especially, you know, I think he’s wrong. But so is Huckabee as far as that’s concerned.

GLENN: But he’s also wrong with McCain/Lieberman where he wants to sign treaties for global warming. He wants to give away sovereignty on global warming. This guy is not a conservative.

SENATOR THOMPSON: No, I think he’s in the wrong direction on that, too. I think that that’s absolutely true. But, you know, he’s like everybody else. You know, he has his strong suits and his weak suits. But I think that the direction that he and Huckabee and others really, I think Giuliani and where Romney has been in the past all are going in a so-called moderate direction, which is going to lead to, you know, so-called big government conservativism or bigger government conservativism anyway.


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Can we all agree that McCain will be the nominee?

froghat on January 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

No, but we can all agree he’s a non-Conservative LOON.

snickelfritz on January 15, 2008 at 3:38 PM

SENATOR THOMPSON: I think the basis of it is national security, national defense. John was right, I think, with regard to Iraq and he stood tough during tough times and I think he turned out to be right. And I was the same place the whole time and have been. We agree on that. .

No you were not, Fred. I like ya Fred, but when John McCain was out in front of the cameras telling anyone who would listen last year that what Rummy was doing was wrong, and that we needed a surge, you were not there. Then when the President finally fired Rummy and the gang, and put in people who would get the job done, Fred, you were “quietly” supporting them. You were not out front, daily, defending the action and telling anyone who would listen that this will definately work, as John did. Your a good guy Fred, but you didn’t stand beside my son and his comrades like John McCain did. John has a lot of faults, but Fred, you can’t take this glory away from him, and you look silly trying.

bnelson44 on January 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM

GO FRED!

Metro on January 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Hey what’s going on here in HA land. A Fredthread and not a peep from BKennedy or HaraldHardradadadadada?

Buttercup on January 15, 2008 at 3:09 PM

It’s Hrrrrfurrruurrrr…

wccawa on January 15, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Fred! died for your sins!

Just kidding. Go Fred!

Mark V. on January 15, 2008 at 3:50 PM

I am SO glad that I emailed his campaign yesterday and asked him to DIRECTLY address AP’s and Ace’s conspiracy theory claims. So there you have it straight from the horses mouth, ‘Huckabee’s talking points’, “To think that I’m doing this day in and out to be someone elses staulking horse is beyond ludicrious.” CASE CLOSED!

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Fred is right, and it’s about time he starts jumping on McCain! The only trouble I have with Fred is that he took so long to get out there and fight! It appeared to me that he had more fight in him before he decided to run!

Can we all agree that McCain will be the nominee?
froghat on January 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

NO, but did they not say the same thing in 2000? McCain is no conservative, but he is a left wing idiot!

Confederate on January 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM

snickelfritz, I’m disgusted with McCain on so many levels, but to say he’s non-conservative is disingenious. His failings are on particularily big issues, but along the political continuum, he would still be considered conservative.

Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Fred is on a roll now.

The Fredmentum cannot be stopped.

SimplyKimberly on January 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM

You were not out front, daily, defending the action and telling anyone who would listen that this will definately work, as John did. Your a good guy Fred, but you didn’t stand beside my son and his comrades like John McCain did. John has a lot of faults, but Fred, you can’t take this glory away from him, and you look silly trying.
bnelson44 on January 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM

I hate starting a comment with “All due respect to your son . . .” so I won’t. I don’t think it’s necessary.
I only have one question. Was Fred running a campaign at the time you accuse him of being silent? Was he doing anything political at the time? If so, you have a legitimate reason for Fred to clarify.

I know where your politics slide, I have read you commenting here with pride. You may have been over come with emotion my friend.

geckomon on January 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 12:17 PM

He’ll never make you happy because you aren’t interested in voting for a conservative but a limp wrist moderate that changes with the swaying wind. I get that. If the military were defeatist like that we’d have been out of Iraq years ago.

I for one to care about late, ackward, lapping dance, pandering, political idiots. I vote my conscience and for the one that mostly fits my belief system. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters to me. I very proud of that fact.

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 4:03 PM

to *don’t

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 4:04 PM

Correction for Fred: It’s not going to lead to “big government conservatism,” it’s going to lead to world government liberalism. If you give away the farm, you don’t get to plant the crops.

whitetop on January 15, 2008 at 4:18 PM

McCain Receives Endorsement of Pro-life Advocate Couple
Washington DC, Jan 14, 2008 (CNA).- Austin and Cathy Ruse, who are known for their pro-life advocacy, announced their support for presidential candidate John McCain today.

In a statement explaining their reasons for backing McCain, Mr. and Mrs. Ruse said:

“Among the chief crises we face as a nation are Islamic terrorism and the tragedy of unlimited abortion imposed by Roe v. Wade. John McCain’s character, courage, record, and life experience make him the best candidate of either party to meet today’s challenges.”

The Catholic leaders also cited John McCain’s “true grit”, which they said is “something the nation needs now more than ever”. His grit, according to the statement, is shown by his campaign for president and the way he has lived his life.

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=85146

bnelson44 on January 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Actually, he’s not a conservative. On the most important issues, he is liberal. Because those issues have more weight, they bounce him to the left.

RINO, thy name is McCain.

HYTEAndy on January 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

…Your a good guy Fred, but you didn’t stand beside my son and his comrades like John McCain did. John has a lot of faults, but Fred, you can’t take this glory away from him, and you look silly trying.

bnelson44 on January 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Let’s agree and give McCain his glory on the WOT. But national security has two parts – fighting militant islamofacsim and establishing border security. And it is on this second issue where McCain is totally disqualified. Your son’s valiant efforts and your family’s sacrifice will be undone if we leave the backdoor wide open.

His “Shamnesty” bill, which was resoundlingly rejected and which resulted in shutting down the Capitol switchboard,was an excercise in perfidy when he changed the 90 day waiting period for a Z visa to 24 hours in the middle of the night, with Kennedy’s collaboration. That bill would have caused the single most transformational PERMANENT mistake in our country’s history. In one business day after signing, 12 to 30 million foreign invaders would have been rewarded with permanent residency (after paying a few thousand dollars in a solicited after-the-fact bribe). This reward would then entice the NEXT 30 million to invade in the next decade, no matter how wide and tall a fence you build. You must put an end to rewards, bribes, benefits, and enticements if this invasion is to ever stop.

I have a good friend who almost died in a Kiowa crash 3 years ago in Iraq. I wrote Bush in anger that he was leaving the back door open while risking my friend’s life – hopefully not in vain. In a recent year, 140,000 OTM’s crossed the border – from all terrorist countries.

Ask McCain what he thinks of his own state’s new law, which is working just fine, thank you. More states’ success stories here. His own AZ (Democrat) governor signed the law, making her record stronger than his.

fred5678 on January 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

go Fred. PLEASE SC don’t let us down!

spacekicker on January 15, 2008 at 4:32 PM

snickelfritz, I’m disgusted with McCain on so many levels, but to say he’s non-conservative is disingenious. His failings are on particularily big issues, but along the political continuum, he would still be considered conservative.

Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

On anything other than Iraq McCain is an EXTREME liberal. He has sponsored several bills with Obama and Kennedy. You can’t get more liberal that McCain unless you’re from Massachusetts or loved by Soros. Oh, wait, Soros is eternally grateful to McCain…pardon me.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 4:36 PM

He’ll never make you happy because you aren’t interested in voting for a conservative but a limp wrist moderate that changes with the swaying wind. I get that. If the military were defeatist like that we’d have been out of Iraq years ago.

I for one to care about late, ackward, lapping dance, pandering, political idiots. I vote my conscience and for the one that mostly fits my belief system. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters to me. I very proud of that fact.

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Um, beg your pardon, but I’ve donated to Fred a number of times, stood up for him endlessly versus every other candidate, and constantly made my full support of him known. I have made the argument over and over that not voting for Fred or Hunter is going to move the GOP leftward, and that if Fred didn’t get the ticket, I likely would stay home in November. Where the hell are you getting these serious misconceptions? Sorry if I make a criticism of the only candidate I donate to, defend, and stand behind. He’s got my money, my support, and my patience.

Don’t ever make those seriously out-of-whack allegations about my views again, and try checking my blog before you make such silly claims again. You’ll find a big foot to stick in your mouth, which is odd, because I’ve usually respected your opinion.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:43 PM

That was FREDtastic!
sleepy-beans on January 15, 2008 at 12:35 PM

FREDtacular!
Frozen Tex on January 15, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Frederific!

Buttercup on January 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Good lord, get CSDeven and BKennedy and tommylotto in here to talk about what a defeatist I am regarding Fred. Christ on a cracker…

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Can we all agree that McCain will be the nominee?

froghat on January 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

No, douchebag, we cannot.

Jaibones on January 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Can we all agree that McCain will be the nominee?

froghat on January 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

If you like. If he is the nominee, he won’t be president by my vote, or by many other votes.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Good lord, get CSDeven and BKennedy and tommylotto in here to talk about what a defeatist I am regarding Fred. Christ on a cracker…

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM

I hear are crickets chirping.

Buttercup on January 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM

froghat has got to be the stupidest troll on this blog! tommylotto looks like a genius compared to him.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 5:00 PM

As soon Maverick crashes and burns in Michigan, Fred will slap him three times as hard.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 5:04 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Who are you and what have you done with Madisonconservative?

csdeven on January 15, 2008 at 5:08 PM

I’m about to head home to Long Island from Manhattan and I kept thinking (dreaming actually) of turning on the news and hearing that Fred is tied for 1st or is in 2nd place.

Wishful thinking?

HarryStar on January 15, 2008 at 5:09 PM

And look who is promoting the “stalking horse” rumors. Is it clear to everyone who started the Iowa drop out rumors and why Fred slap Huck and only Huck so hard during the debate?

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/01/15/a_mccain-thompson_alliance.html

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 5:09 PM

I like what he is saying but why the devil is he making excuses for John McCain? “You know, he has his strong suits and his weak suits.” Well, duh. Goes without saying.

But the reason it goes without saying is that you probably shouldn’t be saying it. Because we all have our strong suits and weak suits and you really don’t want to give the impression that there isn’t a good reason to voter for you rather than the other guy.

I really respect the honest and balanced vibe that Thompson is trying to create here. But this is the kind of comment you make after you have won the primaries and need to mend fences. He shouldn’t lie, of course, but there are some truths that don’t need emphasis at this point.

JackOfClubs on January 15, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

He’s running pretty much the same stance as Lieberman on almost every point, including the surge and the war in Iraq. Do you consider Lieberman conservative too?

Buzzy on January 15, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Who are you and what have you done with Madisonconservative?

csdeven on January 15, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Been waiting to crack that one out now that it’s been used on you 629 times, eh?

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:19 PM

whheeel its aboot tyme ol Freddy

Drunk Report on January 15, 2008 at 5:33 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:19 PM

I just couldn’t be prouder of ma boy!

tickleddragon on January 15, 2008 at 5:38 PM

I just couldn’t be prouder of ma boy!

tickleddragon on January 15, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Thanks, sugah!

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Don’t you owe me an email? Hmmmm?

tickleddragon on January 15, 2008 at 5:46 PM

so-called big government conservativism or bigger government conservativism anyway.

Preach Fred!!!! How can you not love this guy!

mattyj86 on January 15, 2008 at 5:48 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM

The Mitt-wits have a hard time with honest evaluation. They think they have to support everything that the candidate does. If you fall out of step…yu vill be punished, and lik it.
Critical thinking is new to them, ease into it MadisonConservative, give them time to absorb this new way of thinking.

right2bright on January 15, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Don’t you owe me an email? Hmmmm?

tickleddragon on January 15, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Hoisted on me own petard, eh? :P

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Hoisted on me own petard, eh? :P

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Indeed. That’s what you get when you ask for novels.

tickleddragon on January 15, 2008 at 5:57 PM

along the political continuum, he [McCain] would still be considered conservative.–Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

The continuum to which you refer is what Fred Thompson references at the onset of each presentation. The identity of everything has been corroded by mis-application of terms. That is accomplished by propagandists who misappropriate a word via deceit for self-promotion. That is Mitt Romney’s professional forte, re-invigoration via image stimuli, utilizing whatever words stimulate the desired impression and response in trust and spending from customers, whether right or wrong, whether the promise is fulfilled or not. Pay cash up front; thank you. Mitt is not alone, merely the darling of that crowd. He and other opportunists saw this easy way to fleece their flocks, at work, at church, at work at church, at church at work.

Take the convoluted business of re-inventing for example. Once an invention occurs, it does not require re-invention, though it might want improvement. To require an invention to be re-invented is wasteful, not conservative. Concerning humanity and the “compassionate conservative” convolution, in the parable of the prodigal son, the young libertine hit bottom and came to himself, self-realization, repented of his ways, returned to his father and begging forgiveness asked only to be a laborer. That was how the prodigal son found redemption through his father’s grace. His father did not re-invent either of his sons or himself, and the sons did not re-invent anyone either. “Re-invent” is only one example of misnomers used for political misrepresentation or foul propaganda.

Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Left, Right, Gay, all terminology has been polluted by propagandists.

Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh discussed the heart and soul of the Republican Party this morning, that people foolishly abandon that smaller government platform for a tawdry love affair with charming charisma. They agree that conservatives must identify with a specific charter platform agenda, not with personality.

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:03 PM

Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh discussed the heart and soul of the Republican Party this morning, that people foolishly abandon that smaller government platform for a tawdry love affair with charming charisma. They agree that conservatives must identify with a specific charter platform agenda, not with personality.

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:03 PM

If conservatism was intuitively obvious and charming charisma wasn’t the main selling point in most elections, we wouldn’t have a Marxist with no record but a lot of charisma running against a Marxist with no real record but a lot of name recognition, even in the Democratic party.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 6:15 PM

right2bright on January 15, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Their critical thought process procedes through their minds’ convoluted course, never quite reaching solution so long as the given anchor remains. And the given anchor MUST remain “as is” whatever that is said to be at any given point by any given authority, without dispute, without recourse to any error or wrong.

Give it to God.

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Battle of the Bulge: “Nuts” US reply to German demand for surrender.

From the heat of battle to a soldier cowaring at the onslaught from the enemy, Band of Brothers: “You’re already dead; what are you going to do about it?”

They made victory happen. It was not handed on a silver platter. Success required real determination to be unified.

A previous comment made by a youth stated that “the world belongs to us.”

So, Igor, what’s a fellow conservative to do? Go with the flood or at least build an arc?

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM

If conservatism was intuitively obvious and charming charisma wasn’t the main selling point in most elections, we wouldn’t have a Marxist with no record but a lot of charisma running against a Marxist with no real record but a lot of name recognition, even in the Democratic party.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Not to sound defeatist here (and I rarely do, contrary to the conceptions of some), but creeping socialism has already permeated the American psyche. Entitlement combined with the childhood range moving upwards in our age has left us with people clamoring for universal health care and some world where everyone is guaranteed a job. Meantime, we’re happy to cooperate in sacrificing liberties for an oft-disproven global catastrophe not unlike the other half dozen we’ve been fed for decades(DDT, Peak Oil, Overpopulation…).

I want to see conservatism survive. I just hope Americans still have the desire for pride in themselves as opposed to instant gratification.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Go with the flood or at least build an arc?

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM

I’ll start construction on the galley. Conservatives gotta eat!

RushBaby on January 15, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Come on Fred! You can do it!

flbill on January 15, 2008 at 6:48 PM

So, Igor, what’s a fellow conservative to do? Go with the flood or at least build an arc?

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM

As Winston Churchill supposedly said, ” Never, never, never give up.” Conservatism always comes back because the cure for not believing in it is trying other things. Unfortunately the time scale may be generational. In the short term all we can do is to try to run conservatives with charisma in elections, to the best of our abilities. Or at least people who can verbalize the principles of conservatism and why they are supposed to work.

I heard DeMint on Levine last night, and in was bitter-sweet: he can verbalize the conservative principles, but he is supporting Romney.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Go Fred. I would SO like for him to be the one staring across the negotiating table with our “friends” in the world.

Let’s make sure we don’t nominate another Gerald Ford for the party. Moving left doesn’t work, moving right will work.

Mojave Mark on January 15, 2008 at 6:54 PM

I want to see conservatism survive. I just hope Americans still have the desire for pride in themselves as opposed to instant gratification.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Your hope is sadly not supported by evidence, but sooner or later our Muslim friends will do something so spectacular that it will either jolt us back to the conservative principles or the principles of Ron Paul’s shadowy supporters. Which one it will be, I can’t answer, but this will happen before the liberal/marxist coalition simply bankrupts the country.

Igor R. on January 15, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Go with the flood or at least build an arc?

maverick muse on January 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM
I’ll start construction on the galley. Conservatives gotta eat!

RushBaby on January 15, 2008 at 6:43 PM

ARK. I want to be dry (floating/sailing, as opposed to no grog type of dry) while I’m dining in the galley.

fred5678 on January 15, 2008 at 6:58 PM

ARK

fred5678 on January 15, 2008 at 6:58 PM

Nobody who reads blogs with a red pen allowed on board. :)

RushBaby on January 15, 2008 at 7:04 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Okay Mad, I don’t quite like the taste of rubber and leather but it’s firmly there. My taste buds are screaming.

For what it’s worth: Anyone who posts a YouTube Video like that is HOT in my book….

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 7:19 PM

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM

My, you’re seething. **scratches your back, and pats your head** Feel better?

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 7:27 PM

McCains over – the dems didn’t turn out for himm today

EricPWJohnson on January 15, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Okay Mad, I don’t quite like the taste of rubber and leather but it’s firmly there. My taste buds are screaming.

For what it’s worth: Anyone who posts a YouTube Video like that is HOT in my book….

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Accepted. Now quit chewing the Nike and get back to your usual cultivation of the seeds of wisdom. And which video might you be referring to?

My, you’re seething. **scratches your back, and pats your head** Feel better?

Sultry Beauty on January 15, 2008 at 7:27 PM

*tail whaps the floor continuously with his tongue hanging out*

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Somebody do me a favor and throw the huckster and mccain under the damn bus. Allah that was an uppercut and we need a few more like it.

limowilliam on January 15, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Go, Thompson, it’s your birfday.
We gonna party like it’s your birfday…

Tzetzes on January 15, 2008 at 8:44 PM

I was in Hyannis all day today, and it’s a good hour long drive up and back, plus I visited with my grandmother.

Fred is an awesome conductor on the All Talk XPress. We should keep Fred if only so he can be an ornery attack dog on all the other candidates who haven’t wasted their political capitol thus far.

All Fred has is attacks. He can’t gain any momentum and his fundraising is a joke. Fredheads talk in fundraising numbers of hundreds of thousands. Even Stormfront measures his bank in millions.

BKennedy on January 15, 2008 at 8:44 PM

With my older son, a U.S. Army First Lieutenant with Ranger tab, serving in Iraq for 15 months until last October, I was watching very carefully. John McCain, to his credit, attacked the light footprint strategy of Rumsfeld as leaving too few boots on the ground and then vigorously supported the surge under General Petraeus when Democrats were declaring defeat and most Republicans were looking for ways out (Senator Lugar) or looking at their feet (Governor Romney). Where was Fred? Like many others, not saying much of anything. The comment of bnelson44 at 3:41 PM is absolutely correct. Fred should not now try to sound like he was with John McCain. Almost no one was. And the reason why John McCain could be out front while others were wringing their hands or were silent was and is that John McCain knows his stuff when it comes to military matters, national security and foreign affairs.

Phil Byler on January 15, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Phil Byler on January 15, 2008 at 9:04 PM

McCain is a RINO! If Fred Thompson were in charge he’d tell CAIR to shut up, knock out the leftard hippie dhimmicrats, show unmatched global leadership, all without leaving his chair in the Oval Office.

No one beats Fred Thompson on any issue, ever. When 9/11 happened, Fred Thompson was busy reviving New York while Guiliani was putzing around. Fred Thompson turned around the Olympics. Fred Thompson knows God like the back of his hand and has more religious insight than Thomas Aquinas, nevermind Mike Huckabee.

Support the clear conservative choice!

Get Freducated! I’m with Fred ’08! It’s a Fredalanche!

BKennedy on January 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM

BKennedy on January 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM

Your darn toot’in it’s a Fredalanche! Don’t mess with the doo Fred! Alrighty then!

sonnyspats1 on January 15, 2008 at 9:23 PM

I’m disgusted with McCain on so many levels, but to say he’s non-conservative is disingenious. His failings are on particularily big issues, but along the political continuum, he would still be considered conservative.

Security Mom on January 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

By whose measuring stick would McCain be considered “conservative,” Marxists?

eanax on January 15, 2008 at 9:25 PM

No one beats Fred Thompson on any issue, ever.

BKennedy on January 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM

In terms of conservative issues? Pretty much true. If you’re going to whine about CFR in favor of Captain Amnesty, Sanctuary Rudy, the Huckster, or Government Doctor Romney, then yes, you’ll find Fred wins.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 9:27 PM

And the reason why John McCain could be out front while others were wringing their hands or were silent was and is that John McCain knows his stuff when it comes to military matters, national security and foreign affairs.

Phil Byler on January 15, 2008 at 9:04 PM

And that’s why he’d make an excellent Sec. of Defense, and not POS…IMO.

eanax on January 15, 2008 at 9:27 PM

And that’s why McCain would make an excellent Sec. of Defense, and not POTUS — I mean. Clicked submit too quickly…

eanax on January 15, 2008 at 9:31 PM

In terms of conservative issues? Pretty much true. If you’re going to whine about CFR in favor of Captain Amnesty, Sanctuary Rudy, the Huckster, or Government Doctor Romney, then yes, you’ll find Fred wins.

MadisonConservative on January 15, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Fred Thompson opposes Amnesty. On Paper.

Fred Thompson opposes pork-barrel. On Paper.

Fred Thompson is serious about the GWOT. On Paper.

Basically if you like Origami, Fred is your man.

BKennedy on January 15, 2008 at 9:56 PM

Fred! just went after McCain again on Hannity and Colmes.

And he added Romney in for extra measure.

SimplyKimberly on January 15, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Prediction: Fred going negative is going to backfire with the voters.

Phil Byler on January 15, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Why doesn’t fred shave off those little hairs on the top of his head?

That ridiculous combover isn’t fooling anyone, and makes me think that he’s trying to hide something.. :)

Same goes for Huckabee..

Chakra Hammer on January 15, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Prediction: Fred going negative is going to backfire with the voters.

Phil Byler on January 15, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Talking about someones record != going negative. Gah! I hate this crap!

Gianni on January 15, 2008 at 11:24 PM

Wow Ron Paul just pummeled Fred Thompson yet again!

You know you’re a defective presidential candidate if Ron Paul beats you badly and has twice your support!

HaraldHardrada on January 15, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Fred hit McCain again on Hannity & Colmes after the polls closed in Michigan. Of course, he also went pretty hard after Mitt & Huck.

Here’s the video.

Brad G on January 15, 2008 at 11:46 PM

And that’s why McCain would make an excellent Sec. of Defense, and not POTUS — I mean. Clicked submit too quickly…

eanax on January 15, 2008 at 9:31 PM

I’m sorry, eanax, but I think McCain would make a lousy SECDEF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Co7x3A12s

Though, he might make it as a used-car sales weasel.

Dave R. on January 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM

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