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    Unhappy Choices for president

    Seeing as how the Republican choice for president may not be much better than the Democrats does anyone have any idea who may be some of the "third" party choices?

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    Let's not forget Fred Thompson, he has a good chance of making it.

  4. Since a third party candidate would likely split the Republican vote, we'd have a repeat of Ross Perot putting the first Clinton in office.

    I think it's probably 95% that we'll have an anti-gun president.

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    Ron Paul seems to be pro second amendment. I will admit I need to research his ideals, a bit more.

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    A treatise on why Fred Thompson would be a good choice...

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    Thompson vs. Clinton in 2008?

    Bob Beckel, the Democratic commentator, stated that Thompson is the man that the Democrats fear most.

    By Bruce Walker

    Two months ago, I wrote an article, The Next Reagan, in which I outlined many of the reasons why Fred Thompson will be the next Ronald Reagan. Events since then have confirmed my arguments.

    I predict that Fred Thompson will enter the Republican nomination, that he will win it fairly easily, and that he will also defeat Hillary comfortably in the presidential election. Why?

    First: No Republican since Ronald Reagan draws remotely as much genuine enthusiasm among conservatives as a serious presidential candidate. Both of the Bush presidencies have been mild disappointments. Though respect for our current commander-in-chief is high, President Bush is simply not an effective communicator or articulator of conservative principles. President Bush, however, is light years ahead of Senator Dole, the 1996 nominee, and also better as a communicator and campaigner than his father. That is how bad things have been for conservatives since the Gipper left the White House. Fred Thompson, in stark contrast, is a phenomenal communicator.

    His background as a film and television star combines perfectly with his background as a very persuasive trial lawyer so that he is not only comfortable in front of the camera or at the microphone, but his skills in rhetoric are unequaled in any major political figure since Senator Robert Taft over fifty years ago.

    Second: Thompson has always walked the walk on ethical issues. When he was Republican counsel in the Watergate hearings - the same hearings in which Hillary cut her teeth in politics as a Democrat - Fred Thompson did not tolerate the corruption of the Nixon Administration. He can effectively point out that both Hillary and he were on the same side in opposing corruption when it was his political party that had problems. Thompson also, though, was unrelenting in his opposition to the corruption of the Clinton Administration and stood out as the lone Republican senator with real guts during the impeachment trial of Clinton. The combination of these two principled stands will allow Thompson to relentlessly condemn Hillary as an accomplice in her husband's thoroughly corrupt eight years in office, to ask her point-blank about how she became the best investor in America (with no experience), and otherwise to do more than simply suggest that Hillary is a liar, a hypocrite and a bully.

    Third: Thompson would unite the whole leadership of the Republican Party. No one dislikes him and almost everyone likes him. Although some conservatives may worry about his friendship and past support for John McCain, the critical fact is that friendship is reciprocated: McCain would be a very active and passionate supporter of Fred Thompson in the presidential election. In the interview Levin asked about his friendship with McCain and McCain's position on illegal immigration. He acknowledged his good friend but said that McCain was dead wrong on his stand on illegal immigration.

    Fourth: The rap on Thompson is that he was "lazy" when he was in the Senate. This is precisely the same sort of rap that Leftists made about Ronald Reagan. In fact, this is strength. Because Thompson acts from principle, he does not need to engage in the Machiavellian machinations which pass for "work" in Washington The reality is that it is absurd to consider Thompson, who has worked during his life in more real jobs than almost any politician in Washington and who to day stars in two television programs as well as being the substitute for Paul Harvey and a frequent commentator in conservative periodicals as "lazy" at all. Like Reagan, he probably works harder than anyone in Washington.

    Fifth: Because he was an extremely popular Tennessee senator, Thompson would completely sweep the South, including problematic states like Arkansas, Florida and Virginia. Thompson, like Reagan, is one of the few modern candidates who has true regional drawing power. Thompson, though, would run very strongly in swing states outside the South like Ohio , Iowa, Wisconsin , Oregon and New Hampshire. His appeal to truly independent and undecided voters is real.

    Sixth: Thompson cannot be demonized. His whole life has been a study in how the American Dream works. His blue collar background, his constancy of moral purpose, his lack of ambition for power for its own sake, his palpable decency - all of these will make anyone who tries to slime him look awful and any attempt will backfire in pathetic support for him.

    Seventh: Because Thompson cannot be hurt in the usual ways that Leftists hurt conservative Republicans, Hillary will have to campaign him on the issues. This will create an insurmountable problem for her because, like all Leftists, Hillary has no stands on any issues. She just wants POWER. Thompson just wants what is best for America.
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    Cthulhu for president: Why vote for a lesser evil?

    Last edited by ishi; 10-02-2007 at 07:29 PM. Reason: cthulhu made me do it

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    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

    Every time I think We the Peons can't have a more more dismal choice for whom to vote I am proven wrong. I am sick to death of voting against the lying weasel I despise the most. It has been a long time since I voted FOR anyone. Cthulhu is as good as anybody, Yog-Sothoth for VP, and Nyarlathotep for Secretary of State.
    Last edited by revjen45; 10-02-2007 at 08:26 PM. Reason: afterthought

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    I took this test and was slightly suprised at where Huckabee ended up. I think had there been questions that addressed 2nd Amendment issues the tie between Fred and Duncan would be broken and place Fred in the distant lead.

    http://www.wqad.com/Global/link.asp?L=259460


    Below are the candidates ranked by how much you agree with their stances.
    Duncan Hunter
    Score: 57
    Agree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Social Security
    Energy
    Fred Thompson
    Score: 57
    Agree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Social Security
    Energy


    Mitt Romney
    Score: 54
    Agree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Health Care
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Stem-Cell Research
    Abortion
    Energy

    John McCain
    Score: 48
    Agree
    Iraq
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Immigration
    Social Security
    Marriage

    Jim Gilmore
    Score: 45
    Agree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Marriage
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy


    Sam Brownback
    Score: 43
    Agree
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Social Security
    Energy
    Death Penalty


    Mike Huckabee
    Score: 36
    VideoAgree
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Social Security
    Energy


    Tom Tancredo
    Score: 36
    Agree
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Social Security
    Energy
    Death Penalty


    Ron Paul
    Score: 34
    Agree
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Energy
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Marriage
    Death Penalty


    Rudy Giuliani
    Score: 28
    Agree
    Iraq
    Taxes
    Health Care
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Immigration
    Stem-Cell Research
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy
    Marriage


    Bill Richardson
    Score: 14
    Agree
    Line-Item Veto
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Energy
    Marriage


    Joe Biden
    Score: 14
    Agree
    Line-Item Veto
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Energy
    Marriage

    Barack Obama
    Score: 7
    VideoAgree
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy
    Marriage


    Hillary Clinton
    Score: 7
    Agree
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy
    Marriage


    John Edwards
    Score: 7
    VideoAgree
    Death Penalty
    Disagree
    Iraq
    Immigration
    Taxes
    Stem-Cell Research
    Health Care
    Abortion
    Social Security
    Line-Item Veto
    Energy
    Marriage
    Last edited by doublenutz; 10-03-2007 at 02:14 PM.
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