GLENN: How do you explain? Because -- you know, and it's unfair to ask a competitor this question but I'm going to ask it anyway because you know the man and you worked with the man for a long time and everybody says he's a good man and everything else. But good God almighty, he's wrong on just about everything. 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.
Stop the ACLU and Hot Air both also have a video of Thompson, looking good and strong and making the differences between him and others crystal clear.
And they said he had no fire in his belly.....sheeeesh.
I am looking forward to more of this straight shooting.
Side note, Fred Thompson also reached and overcame the contribution goals. It started as a modest $260,000 goal, that has been upped twice as money poured in and they have surpassed the million dollar mark now.
Good job Thompson supporters!!!!