Archive for the ‘Fred Thompson’ Category

Thompson Questions Clinton’s Diplomatic Ability

November 1, 2007

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS – Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson suggested on Thursday that Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s lack of clarity in her debate answers raises questions about her ability to handle diplomacy.

Addressing a crowd of Republican donors, the former Tennessee senator joined Clinton’s Democratic opponents in seizing on her debate answer on whether she supported a plan by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to grant drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrations.

At first, Clinton appeared to praise the plan. Pressed later in the debate, she seemed to backtrack, saying she didn’t say it should be done. Her campaign sought to clarify her comments on Wednesday, saying she supported the governor’s effort.

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White House Race Incomplete Without Newt

September 7, 2007

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
September 7, 2007

Everyone who believed all the American presidential hopefuls were accounted for had to think again Wednesday night when Fred Thompson announced his candidacy as a Republican hopeful for the White House. Now there is one remaining very talented dark horse to contend with: Newt Gingrich.

We believe Newt Gingrich is the only American looking at the future with a “big picture” vision of hope and destiny. Yet we know Newt has his share of baggage and might not be elected even if he decides to enter the fray. Like Hillary Clinton, Newt’s hard core beliefs appeal to some and turn off others. Both are strong willed politicians and that means, in today’s vernacular, “polarizing.”

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

Thompson is running to the right of all the other announced candidates.  He is embracing the legacy of Ronald Reagan.  But a careful reading of New Gingrich’s works tells one that Newt is as far to the right as Fred: and that has a certain appeal to a certain group of voters.

This campaign is like no other ever.  The internet, bloggers, text messages, YouTube and Oprah are all now part of the “mainstream.”  Cute young women swooning over candidates in rock videos have become the norm and not an aberation.  Those too old or not in tune enough to keep up will be overwhealmed.

A few of the links below shed more light on Newt Gingrich and we hope readers will take a look and decide for themselves….

From Newt Gingrich: Don’t Legislate Defeat; Work Toward Victory

Newt Gingrich For President

Excellent Gingrich Speech, National Press Club, Aug. 7, 2007

Thompson announces candidacy on Leno

September 6, 2007

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 
DES MOINES, Iowa – Fred Thompson officially entered a wide-open Republican presidential race Thursday, vowing to invigorate a dispirited GOP and promising to thwart another Clinton from capturing the presidency.

The former Tennessee senator harkened to the GOP glory days of 1994 when he and other Republicans seized control of Congress and established an equal counterpoint to Democrat Bill Clinton in the White House. Now an official candidate for the Republican nomination, Thompson promised to return the party to better times.

“In 1992, we were down after a Clinton victory,” Thompson said in a 15-minute Webcast that laid out the rationale for the candidacy he also declared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.

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Fred Dalton Thompson
Fred Thompson

Excellent Gingrich Speech, National Press Club, Aug. 7, 2007

August 9, 2007

The speech below is mainly a proposal to reform the way we in the United States discuss major issues and choose our president.   But Mr. Gingrich has thoughtful things to say on a wide variety of our nation’s issues.

Peace and Freedom sincerely thanks Mr. Rick Tyler of Mr. Gingrich’s staff who worked so hard to get us this transcript.  Mr. Gingrich gave this speech from notes (not text) and a transcript had to be made.  Since the text of the speech is so long we added some headers so readers can scan don and find the areas that interest them the most.  The headers are:

Mr. Gingrich Begins
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Current System Not Working
Strategy and Reality Not Connected
Challenges Are Immense
UPS and FedEx Superior to Federal Bureaucracy
The Scale of  Change
Britain’s Phoney War
Our Phony War: The Scale of the Challenge
Conversations About Our Future: Better Debates
Questions and Answers
—Proposal Favors Good Debaters
—How to Handle 3rd Party Candidates
—How to Engage The Public
—Revising Primary Debates
—Reforming The Overall Primary Process
—Campaign Financing
—Fred Thompson
—Gingrich’s Own Plan to Run
—2008 a Democratic Year
—Are The Candidates Up To The Task
—Near Future of the War On Terror

We had a lot of formatting trouble with this document and we are sorry for its porr appearance.  We think you’ll find that the content is excellent.All the best to everyone,
John E. Carey
******************* IntroductionMR. ZREMSKI: (Sounds gavel.) Good afternoon, and welcome to the National Press Club. My name is Jerry Zremski, and I’m the Washington bureau chief for the Buffalo News and president of the Press Club.I’d like to welcome our club members and their guests who are with this today, as well as those of you who are watching on C-SPAN. We’re looking forward to today’s speech, and afterwards, I’ll ask as many questions as time permits.Please hold your applause during the speech so that we have as much time for questions as possible.

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Daguerreotype of Lincoln c. 1846

Daguerreotype of Lincoln c. 1846

What in the world could the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 POSSIBLY teach us today?  Newt knows.  This is why everyone needs to understand history….