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I haven’t been the least bit enthusiastic about a Republican presidential
nominee since Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984 – and that’s a
long time to go without that lov’n feeling. I’ve tried dating
around the current crop of candidates, but it’s been one disappointing
evening after another: the most articulate are the least principled,
while the most principled have been the least articulate.
Fred Thompson The One?
by Tom McClintock [politician] 6/18/07
But now comes news that Fred Thompson is more than musing about a
presidential candidacy -- he’s now opened a campaign committee and all
but certain to make an announcement by early July.
McClintock is an expert on matters of the State
budget and fiscal discipline. He is a Senator
in the California State Legislature and ran
for Governor in the 2003 recall election. His
valuable website is found at www.tommclintock.com [McClintock index]
First, a couple of admissions here. I’ve never watched “Law
and Order,” and I don’t know where Thompson stands on every
issue. And I know, I know: he bombed in Orange County last month,
supported McCain-Feingold and some people think he’s lazy. (Of
course, Reagan bombed in his first debate with Mondale and signed a
couple of real stinkers – but he never made it a habit. And some
people said he was lazy too).
Now here’s why I think I’m falling in love. Reagan was great
because he not only deeply believed in Republican principles of
freedom, but he was able to carry that message to audiences that had
never considered themselves as Republicans. And I’m starting to
see the same qualities in Fred Thompson.
His reply to Michael Moore has already become an Internet classic. But what won my
heart was his ABC podcast on “Plutonic Warming” that I ran across
during my lonely, empty hours surfing various candidate dating
sites. Check this out: http://abcradio.com/Blog.asp?id=15663&m=5&y=2007
It struck me that like Reagan, Thompson is not only willing to
challenge left-wing pap – he’s entirely capable of doing so. That
makes him a singular standout in the current field of presidential
suitors, and I’m starting to think I wouldn’t mind spending the next
four years with this guy.
Any Citizens For the California Republic family members, please weigh in on this. For a lot of
us lonely conservatives, I think it could be the start of a beautiful
P.S. If you can’t access the podcast, here’s the text:
“Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now
scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary
warming: Martian warming. It seems scientists have noticed recently
that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a
bit, including Pluto.
“NASA says the Martian South Pole's ice cap has been shrinking for
three summers in a row. Maybe Mars got its fever from earth. If so, I
guess Jupiter's caught the same cold, because it's warming up too, like
“This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if
Mars and Jupiter, non-signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually
inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their
air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle.
“Silly, I know, but I wonder what all those planets, dwarf planets
and moons in our SOLAR system have in common. Hmmmm. SOLAR system.
Hmmmm. Solar? I wonder. Nah, I guess we shouldn't even be talking about
this. The science is absolutely decided. There's a consensus.
“Ask Galileo.” CRO