Fred Thompson: I Could Get Excited
By streiff Posted in 2008 — Comments (117) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Like many of you, I have been singularly disappointed the crop of candidates emerging for the 2008. The one I like on the issues, Sam Brownback, has raised blandness to an art form. The one I think could win and probably govern, Rudy Giuliani, is 180o out from me on virtually every issue and in if 2004 taught me anything it is that electability is not a unique selling proposition.
For those who think of Thompson as an actor, think again. Even though he graduated from some minor law school in Tennessee (hi, Leon) he overcame that obstacle to become chief minority counsel during the Watergate investigation. He was a critical factor in unraveling the governorship of Tennessee governor Ray Blanton. He has a lifetime ACU rating of 86 and the National Taxpayers Union awarded him a grade of “A” seven of his eight years in the senate, the other year was a “B+”. His single biggest hit, he voted for McCain-Feingold.
Take a minute or two, view the video and read the transcript.