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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fred Thompson and Charm and Appeal

On the surface the Times Online story about Fred Thompson and his former girlfriends might look like no more than "fluff" but if we delve into a womans mind, we could come to the conclusion that Times Online makes a very good point, Fred Thompson could very well appeal greatly to some of those that support Hillary Clinton, as of now.

First the article, then some words from me about men, charm, chivalry and appeal.

Old girlfriends cast their vote for Thompson

Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is labelled by former flames as a charmer who could bring home the female vote.

IN the battle for the women’s vote, Fred Thompson has a secret weapon against Hillary Clinton - the legions of former girlfriends who still adore him and who want him to be president.

The Hollywood actor and former Tennessee senator racked up an impressive list of conquests during his swinging bachelor days in the 1990s, but he appears to have achieved the impossible and kept their friendship and respect.

Lorrie Morgan, a country singer who dated Thompson and considered marrying him in the mid1990s, told The Sunday Times: “I couldn’t think of a bad word to say about Fred if somebody put a gun to my head.

“Fred is a perfect example of chivalry. He’s the kind of man little girls dream about marrying, who opens doors for you, lights your cigarettes, helps you on with your coat, buys wonderful gifts. It’s every woman’s fantasy.” Thompson, who wooed Baroness Thatcher during a visit to London last week, is expected to announce officially next month that he is running for president. He is already challenging Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, for first place in polls of likely Republican voters.

Morgan remembers encouraging Thompson to run for president when they were together. “I think he has a great chance of capturing the women’s vote. He’s majestic. He’s a soft, safe place to be and that could be Fred’s ticket. Women love a soft place to lay and a strong pair of hands to hold us,” she said.

Lorie Morgan isn't the only woman though that speaks very highly of Thompson.

Georgette Mosbacher, a leading Republican fundraiser who dated Thompson after Morgan and remains a good friend, said he would defeat Clinton because of his appeal to “traditional women who will like the Southern gentleman in him”.

He is just as able to charm professional women, she added: “Another thing that is extremely attractive about Fred is that he is a really good listener. As a woman you can talk to Fred about any subject and know that you’re getting someone who respects your opinion and isn’t just being polite.”

In fact even his ex wife is intending to campaign for him.

Read the rest here.


There is something about a man with charm.

It says quite a bit about a man that his ex girlfriends, and even ex wife speaks so highly of him, thinks so much of him and even after the relationships are over, still seem to adore him.

To the men out there: How many of your ex girlfriends still speak to you, speak highly of you or even think of you at all?

Better yet, to those that have been through divorce, how many of you can say your ex wife and you still get along? Still speak on a regular basis? How many of you could honestly say in all sincerity that your "ex" would vote for you and even campaign for you if you were to decide to run for any office?

To the women reading this: How much does this say to you about Fred Thompson's appeal, integrity, charm and honesty?

How many times, in talking with your friends, do you hear ex boyfriends talked about badly? If he dates alot of women, he is called a dog, a playboy, it is said he will screw anything in a skirt, there are so many it is hard to name all the things I remember women saying about the men they dated.

Not Fred Thompson though. He admits to having dated quite a bit:

In anticipation of a presidential run, a group of potentially supportive Republican congressmen recently questioned him about his private life.

“I was single for a long time and yep I chased a lot of women,” Thompson told them with a grin. “And a lot of women chased me. And those who chased me tended to catch me.”


All smarmy comments aside here, what possible way could this be construed to a plus for him in rnning against Hillary or any candidate for that matter?

Well, the first things that popped into my head after reading this article are:

Character: He obviously has quite a bit of it to be able to go from relationship to relationship and yet still have all the women he formerly dated still so enamoured with him.

Honesty: This shows he has incredible honesty because these women all say clearly he was honest and upfront with them about everything and with his careers as an actor and Senator, they would have known fast if he was lying to them about anything.

Charm, Chivalry and Respect: All words that the article above quotes the women who know Fred as being.

So, character, honesty, charm, chivalry and respect..... are these not qualities we look for when we decide who we wish to vote in as our President?

We look at how a politician has voted in the past, we watch to see what their stances are on the issues we feel are important, but do we not also look to a politicians personal character to see if that is the type of person we want representing our country to the rest of the world?

I believe that it isn't only woman these traits have appeal to, I think men also look for a candidate that has character, stands on their principles and doesn't change their opinion nor their public vote because the latest poll told them to...this is something we have seen Hillary Clinton do time and time again. She doesn't stand on ANY one prinicple, she changes her votes and her opinions as the polls demand her to do.

Honesty, once again, I do not think honesty is a trait that will only draw women, don't men also look for honesty when picking their candidate? Face it, it is VERY hard to find an honest politician these days.

I do not think any of the traits the article above shows the women who had been in Thompson's life says he has, are ones that will only appeal to women, I personally believe he will have many many, male voters casting their vote in his favor also because of those very same traits.

We showed yesterday that Thompson will be announing his candidacy for President of the United States of America, in Nashville.

Once it is official, I am sure we will all get a better idea of exactly how this tide is going to turn and if it turns Thompson's way, all of the traits named above, will be part of the reason for that.

Good Luck to Fred Thompson, although I still have not fully made up my mind yet on who I will be voting for, the more I see about this man, the more I believe that in the end, it might just be him.