Fred Thompson’s trip to South Carolina

From Newsweek/MSNBC:

June 28, 2007 – Fred Thompson isn’t officially a candidate for president, but he might as well be. The pomp and circumstance accompanying his highly publicized visit to South Carolina on Wednesday—home of the “first-in-the-South” presidential primary—followed just the script you’d expect from a onetime Hollywood actor turned White House hopeful.

Reporters looking for the Clarion Hotel where Thompson was set to speak at a $50-a- head luncheon didn’t have to look hard. His soon-to-be GOP rivals had blanketed nearly every vacant corner near the hotel with their own campaign signs—as though warning Thompson that he was walking into a fight. Across the street from the hotel’s entrance, there were 33 John McCain signs alone, ranging in size from small to gigantic. The reminders of his rivals weren’t limited to real estate. Every few minutes, a Ron Paul supporter drove by, with signs touting the Texas congressman’s campaign taped to each side of his car.

Here’s a news report on Thompson’s South Carolina visit:

The non-outsider.

Thompson’s speech was littered with his trademark down-home talk. He said he didn’t buy talk from President Bush and other immigration reformers that the current bill will crack down on border security. “The dog isn’t eating the dog food,” he said. The audience ate it up.

His down-home talk is sure to sell in the south, but will it sell in the north? Thompson has an upcoming trip to New Hampshire where it will be interesting to see what kind of reception he gets.

Will New Hampshire apply the FredOn?

At least he’s got Bruce Willis’ blessing.

  • chris lawton

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    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.

    — Cicero: orator, statesman, political theorist, lawyer and philosopher of Ancient Rome.

    “In the time of universal deceit, telling the truth
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  • I use to have compassion for individuals who were “brainwashed” by the likes of “Freddie”… However, now I can only feel sorry for you..

    Leadership is Action Through *Example Not Position…

    (It is not a position of power nor being in the right place at the right time, neither define leadership).

    It is defined by setting the example through taking action on such Leadership Traits as Truthfulness! Honesty! Fidelity!

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  • You mean this kind of “Truthfulness, Principle, Integrity, and Honesty”:

    The man is not so great, he lives in a pre-9/11 world and, therefore, is disqualified from serving in the office.

    This is Paul’s problem:

    The main reason is this: He is clueless about the nature of the threat we face from Islamo-fascism. He is clueless about the nature of the conflict in the Middle East, a subject I have studied intensely for 30 years.

    Paul actually blames American interventionism in the Middle East for our problems with Islamo-fascism and the attacks of Sept. 11. In the May 15 Republican debate in South Carolina, Paul said it was America’s history of interventionism in the Middle East that sparked our problems with terrorism.

    “They attack us because we’ve been over there,” he said. “We’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve been in the Middle East [for years]. I think [Ronald] Reagan was right. We don’t understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics.”

    Paul called this “blowback.” He illustrated his point by blaming the 1979 Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini revolution on CIA involvement in installing the shah 26 years earlier, not on U.S. undermining of the shah in his last days in power.

    Let me tell you something else that disturbed me about Paul’s position on amnesty for illegal aliens.

    In the most recent debate, he implied amnesty wouldn’t be such a bad idea if we could stop attracting illegal aliens with welfare-state programs.

    This demonstrates, again, a fundamental misunderstanding of why illegal immigration is so threatening to our country.

    Ron Paul is nothing special. Just a Democrat with libertarian credentials.