Fred Thompson in ’08

| March 12, 2007

I watched Fox News Sunday yesterday and I gotta tell you Fred Thompson looks like my candidate. He’s a conservative candidate with the voting record to back it up, he’s got the presence and the professional training to communicate with the people over the cacauphony of the left and their willing accomplices in the media.

I actually met Senator Thompson, accidently one afternoon. I was walking through the park beside the Senate offices on my way to a John McCain booksigning in a bookstore on Capitol Hill on my lunch break. I recognized Senator Thompson coming towards me (only one guy on the planet looks like that). In those days I was a bit shy about stopping personalities on the street and engaging them, so I just kept walking. Senator Thompson stopped me and shook my hand and introduced himself (as if he needed introducing). I was stunned and I can’t remember our conversation, but we talked for a couple of minutes and then he excused himself, offered his hand again and strolled off. I almost forgot where I was going. I guess that’s why I’ve always thought of Fred Thompson as a regular guy.

Well, if Fox ever puts up the transcript of Chris Wallace’s interview with him I’ll post it here. In the interim, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that he decides to run.

Well, there’s no transcript yet, but here’s a summary from Fox News/AP;

On the issues, Thompson said he:

—Is “pro-life,” and believes federal judges should reexamine the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 which established a woman’s right to an abortion.

—Opposes gay marriage, but would let states decide whether to allow civil unions. “Marriage is between a man and a woman, and judges shouldn’t be allowed to change that.”

—Supports President George W. Bush’s decision to increase troops in Iraq. “Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify them. I think we are doing that now,” he said. “We’ve got to give it a chance to work.”

—Would pardon former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice now, rather than waiting until all his appeals are exhausted.

UPDATE: Figures the one day I don’t check Sister Toldya she’s doing the same story – only better. She has links to the video and transcript.

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