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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Is Fred Thompson the Answer?

[Update] Time has an article asking "Is Fred Thompson the GOP's Savior?" , catchy title.

He very well could be. More and more, Republican supporters are finding they want one person that can gain the endorsement from moderate Republicans as well as Conservative Republicans.

They may have found the man that can achieve that.

The latest Headline from states "Thompson gains among social conservatives"

Some of the nation's most influential social conservatives say their movement is quickly coalescing around Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee, for the Republican presidential nomination, a decision that would bolster his expected campaign with money and grass-roots support.

Dissatisfied with the current crop of GOP contenders, these conservative leaders say Thompson, despite new questions about his record on abortion, possesses the right combination of electability and conservative values -- the two ingredients they believe are necessary to energize evangelical voters and keep the White House in Republican hands in 2008.

"There's a consensus developing around him that's pretty clear and pretty profound," said John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, an Orlando-based conservative group. "I've never seen anything like it in 25 years in politics."

Jumping to the last paragraph of the two page article:

The precise level of that support for Thompson -- and what, in concrete terms, that support will mean -- is difficult to gauge at this point. If high-profile leaders endorse him, it would send a signal to their followers that Thompson is the sanctioned candidate, potentially sparking grass-roots volunteer efforts, campaign contributions, and, ultimately, votes. Some conservative leaders also control political action committees, which they could use to raise and spend money on behalf of a Thompson bid.

Doing a search on Fred Thompson shows that he is definitely in the high profile category right now, and this is before he has even announced whether he will officially run or not.

Another good gauge of how much of a threat he seems to be to Democratic supporters is the amount of smear campaigns already in progress, again, this is before he officially announces.

This blog has been watching Fred Thompson, we brought you his words about Iran, we have seen him call defeatism exactly what it is... DEFEATISM, we have seen him call out Michael Moore in a very amusing manner, my favorite one was watching Thompson smack Harry "Baghdad" Reid around, we have also shown you Thompson's words on CAIR, we have mentioned and show articles on his "charm and appeal", his take on the Fairness Doctrine and all this, BEFORE he has announced an official candidacy.

As you can see, we are keeping our eye on Thompson because he may very well be the answer to the question: Who can we all get behind with confidence?

Fred Thompson may very well be the answer to that.

We shall see.

First he has to officially announce!