Patterico's Pontifications

5/4/2007

Interview with Fred!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:52 pm

There’s an exclusive interview with Fred! Thompson at Breitbart.tv.

4 Responses to “Interview with Fred!”

  1. Someone needs to tell James Dobson to go pound sand and Fred Thompson has the stones to do it. One senses his complete disdain for the process and focus group micro-managing. Fred might be favorably compared with Truman, except as he is reveling in private thought pathology and crotchety brooding. He may be more Hamlet than Harry.

    We’ll know he’s running if he house hunts in Tennessee. Otherwise, he basks in the adulation and keeps a statement handy blaming predatory politics for his exit.

    steve (b339dd)

  2. OK, look. I like Fred Thompson. He was a good senator. But he has no major administrative or foreign-policy experience, limited political experience, and generally no qualifications to make anyone think that he would be a good president. The only thing he’s got going for him is charisma. Should the Republican party (who like to call themselves the “party of adults”) be nominating a man whose primary characteristic is that he is more charismatic than George Bush? Is the party who makes fun of actors that get involved in politics really in any position to be voting for it’s second actor in three years for a major administrative position?

    Doc Rampage (e0784a)

  3. With Bush at 28% in the polls perhaps Republicans’ only chance at keeping the White House will be by hiring an actor/fake like Thompson.

    I mean, shit – he was great in Red October. At this stage of the game perhaps the only thing required of a Republican who wants to do better than Bush is having a pulse.

    And on a personal note, I really dig Thompson’s down-home red pickup truck. I fly at half-mast when I think about just how goddamn American he is when he’s behind the wheel of that jalopy.

    The Liberal Avenger (b8c7e2)

  4. Doc Rampage:

    “But he has no major administrative or foreign-policy experience, limited political experience, and generally no qualifications to make anyone think that he would be a good president. The only thing he’s got going for him is charisma.”

    Couldn’t this describe most modern US Presidents (except LBJ, Nixon and George Bush I, and look how they worked out)? Being governor of Georgia, California, and Texas is better than nothing but I don’t view these positions as on-the-job training for the Presidency.

    DRJ (c6d1df)


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