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The person for which I am now being asked to vote is not even someone I really like but the best of the what’s left. That is not what an election should become. I cannot say I would feel true to my convictions if I gave my vote to any of the other candidates that are running for Office in 2008. I think I may just vote Fred (a write in) anyway because he is the one person running that I truly believe would do a fantastic job. That may negate my vote but at least I will not be voting for someone I do not fully support. I wish thousands upon thousands would do the same just to show what it is we seek from our leader. Instead of just voting for the last one standing just to be true to a party. Instead, to be true to a conviction, true to ourselves. If you are truly convinced that the person for which you vote is the right person to represent you that’s perfect. I am just not believing any of the remaining candidates and they do not stand for the things I hold dear.

Are the rest of you true Fred fans giving your vote away to someone you do not support 100% just because Fred is gone or do you truly support any other candidate?

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Just for the record I am not a Hillary fan. I wrote a blog about Hillary and it was misrepresented (or in fairness perhaps it was misunderstood) so I want to make things clear.

I wrote a blog and it is displayed on another site (without permission). Not all of the post was copied and I did not give my consent to copy the blog at all. My point was and is that among the Democrats running for election in 2008 Hillary is the best choice (among Democrats). Fred Thompson was the ONLY candidate worth our vote among the Republican candidates and the Democratic candidates combined. Now that Fred is out of the race, the best person is not an option any longer. In my original post I stated that it would be great to see Fred Thompson and Hillary Clinton as the last two standing. That did not make it into the copied blog version!!

My original blog was to encourage Democrats to vote Hillary ONLY if they would not vote Republican and for FRED. She is the best Democratic candidate running. However, that is a compliment and an insult. If the Democrats win and she is in office I would feel better about her than any of the others running. There are those with the strategy of lining up the the most weak of the opposing party. To me, that does not help either party. In the end that strategy is not good for our country because what if it backfires and you get the weaker person running the country? I know they believe that putting the most vulnerable candidate against the most strong will give them the edge and their party will prevail. I wanted to know that the two best candidates of each party are running at the end. This way, our Fine Country would have the opportunity to be run by the best representing it’s party and in turn our Country. Yes, even if you don’t support the opposing party.

I will not vote for Hillary as I have made my vote clear. With that said, speaking of Hillary, if Hillary became President.. it’s all out there. There is not as much risk…you know what you are getting. You can see through Hillary (example…the way they call her tactics during this election campaign). You know, if Fred had the finances to stay in the race and he and Hillary were the two running against one another in November her campaign tactics would not have worked on him because he has never swayed from his votes, his convictions are firm, and she could not have smeared him. It would have been an excellent battle because it would have been on merit only because he’s the only one that could stand up to any smear campaigns. A true conservative and a true liberal, wow….can you not say it would have been riveting?

Back to Hillary…the other Democrats running are selling something they cannot provide. She’s been there, at least she knows what she is getting into and we know what we are getting if she takes office. We may not like what we are getting but at least we know what we are getting. I feel like with the others running as Democrats they are all too slick, they are not qualified, and I don’t believe they can handle the pressure.

As far as the Republican candidates this is going to be hard. Romney said that they are all such great choices that it will be hard. I don’t believe that. The only good choice was Fred and he’s gone. I was so glad to have a true conservative running, someone honest, someone I can believe, someone who would kick some serious tail. He truly was the only great one running on either side.

The person for which I am now being asked to vote is not even someone I really like but the best of the what’s left. That is not what an election should become. I cannot say I would feel true to my convictions if I gave my vote to any of the other candidates running for Office in 2008. I think I may just vote Fred (a write in) anyway because he is the one person running that I truly believe would do a fantastic job. That may negate my vote but at least I will not be voting for someone I do not fully support. I wish thousands upon thousands would do the same just to show what it is we seek from our leader. Instead of just voting for the last one standing just to be true to a party. Instead, to be true to a conviction, true to ourselves. If you are truly convinced that the person for which you vote is the right person to represent you that’s perfect. I am just not believing any of the remaining candidates and they do not stand for the things I hold dear.

So I got off track from the Hillary blog but it’s my blog. Besides, the whole point was that I was not endorsing Hillary above all Republicans and Democrats running. I was asking people to vote for her if they ONLY vote Democratic and would not even consider a Republican Vote. It would have been great to see Fred and Hillary in the final race Nov 2008. It would have been even more wonderful to see Fred as President. I hope this clears things up. I am a devoted Fred fan.

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The Only guy ( Fred Thompson) worth the vote Dropped OUT! Well, my interest in this race just slowed down considerably. Our Fine Country is losing a great guy (the best candidate for the JOB). Now we have to make a choice between those that change their views more often than the wind changes direction. I suppose it will now become choosing the best of the worst. A sad day for our Nation.

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VOTE FRED THOMPSON 2008.

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National Security   (Source: www.fred08.com)The first responsibility of government is to protect the American people, the homeland, and our way of life. Today we face the urgent threat of radical Islamic terrorists. Al Qaeda is committed to attacking us here at home, and wants to use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to kill millions. We must never give them that opportunity. We must defeat the terrorists abroad, and that begins in Iraq and Afghanistan—the central fronts in this global war. We must show the world we have the will to fight and win. A weakened America – or an America that appears weaker – will only encourage further attacks. We must persevere. As Commander-in-Chief, the president must ensure the United States has the means to achieve victory. Presidential leadership requires talking to the American people about these stakes, mapping out a clear vision for success, and devising a comprehensive strategy for achieving it. I am committed to:

  • A larger, more capable, and more modern military that can defeat terrorists, deter adversaries, and defend the U.S. and our interests.
  • A missile defense system that can protect the U.S. and our allies from long-range ballistic missiles.
  • An enhanced intelligence community, with robust human-intelligence capabilities, focused on terrorism and proliferation.
  • A robust approach to homeland security that will protect our nation from terrorists and WMD, regardless of where they come from.
  • A strengthened system of global alliances to better combat terrorists, proliferators, and traditional threats to our interests.
  • A judicial system that deals with the realities of terrorists and unlawful enemy combatants.
Federal Budget and Spending/Budgetary Reform In a few short years—not a generation from now—a fiscal tsunami that could imperil our security and economic prosperity will hit our nation and place an unfair burden of debt on our children and grandchildren. The tens of trillions of dollars in debt that will be accumulated over the next few decades will do immense harm to our economy. This burden is now estimated at $170,000 per person and $440,000 per family. Time is running out to address this looming crisis. We need market-based approaches to reform that guarantee benefits for those who need them and embrace personal responsibility and cost-effectiveness without raising taxes. Given the scope and urgency of this problem, and the burden it will place on our children, reform is not only an economic necessity, it is a moral imperative that requires action now. I am committed to:

  • Opening the government’s fiscal books on this looming crisis for all to see and understand.
  • Working with individuals of all political persuasions to develop a comprehensive solution to the pending fiscal crisis.
  • Leading and making the hard choices necessary, to include cutting wasteful government spending, to safeguard our security, promote our prosperity, and protect our children and grandchildren from fiscal calamity.

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Building Strong Families  (Source: http://www.fred08.com)

Strong families are the bedrock of our nation and our culture.  They are built around the sanctity of life and the institution of marriage, which is the union of a man and a woman.  To counter coarseness in today’s culture that oftentimes victimizes our children and undermines the traditional values parents want to instill, we must not only protect but strengthen the institutions of family and marriage. I am committed to:

  • Using the Presidency to encourage policies that promote a culture of life, strengthen the institution of marriage and traditional families, and advance freedom of religion.
  • Returning authority to the levels of government closest to families and communities—the states—and then protecting states from further intrusion by the federal government, the judiciary, and other states.
  • Combating the spread of obscenity over TV and other media by making sure parents can better exercise their responsibilities.

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Israel 

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The United States is committed to the security of Israel and the safety of the Israeli people. The historical, familial and cultural ties of our peoples are the basis of this commitment. It is strengthened by the shared values and shared interests of our nations. Our mutual goal is an economically and militarily strong Israel at peace with its neighbors. We must exercise our traditional leadership role in the region and continue our longstanding support to Israel to achieve this vision.

Key Issues

Security Cooperation. Security assistance to Israel is a key pillar of U.S. foreign policy and provides a cost-effective way to ensure the security of one of America’s closest allies. The new U.S.-Israel security agreement forms the basis of this relationship and will help both the United States and Israel counter common threats in the Middle East and advance mutual goals. Meanwhile, we must also continue comprehensive strategic dialogues, joint military training, and cooperation on development programs such as missile defense.

Iran. Iran remains the world’s premier state sponsor of terrorism, has attempted to undermine regional stability, and has repeatedly threatened Israel. Iran is intent on developing nuclear weapons, longer-range missiles, and modern conventional forces. And it is led by a tyrant who has vowed to wipe Israel off the map. Iran also supports terrorist groups throughout the Middle East, such as Hamas and Hizballah, and is responsible for supplying weapons to extremists who are killing U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. A nuclear-armed Iran will not be tolerated. Its sponsorship of terrorism must end as well. We must work with the oppressed people of Iran to bring about regime change, while also working with other responsible democracies to isolate the regime and stop its illicit activities.

Syria. Syria is a state sponsor of terrorism and is determined to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction and advanced ballistic missiles as it builds up its military forces. Its active meddling in Lebanon’s internal affairs, and its support of Hezbollah, are destabilizing and must also end. Belligerent public statements by Syrian officials toward Israel and the military build-up along the Golan Heights continue to undermine the possibility of peace talks between Syria and Israel. Serious and sustained international pressure is integral to bringing about change in Damascus.

Hizballah. As Iran’s proxy against Israel and the West, Hizballah remains a terror network that poses a direct threat to Israel and U.S. interests in the region. Hizballah has continued to rearm in preparation for another fight with Israel despite its obligations under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701. The group’s stranglehold over Southern Lebanon has increased and continues undermine Lebanese sovereignty. Hizballah is a terror organization that must be disarmed and disbanded.

Hamas. Hamas is another terrorist organization that must also be disarmed and disbanded. The United States should not recognize any Palestinian government run by Hamas, nor provide it financial assistance until Hamas recognizes Israel’s right to exist, renounces violence and terrorism, and adheres to all previous Palestinian agreements with Israel. The continued build-up of advanced weaponry by Hamas is a sign that the group does not desire peace and, though Israel should demonstrate restraint, it may be forced to take action against this growing threat.

Peace Process. Achieving the vision of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security is the surest way to bring about an end to the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It is also essential to advancing the prosperity and security of both peoples. But to achieve this goal, Israel must have a reliable and credible partner in peace who will take serious steps to build trust and confidence, to include disbanding militias, ending terrorism, and cracking down on extremists. This will require the active support of other states in the region. Israel retains the right to take measures to defend itself, such as conducting counter-terrorist operations and completing its security barrier.

A Solid Record of Support
Fred Thompson’s statements and Senate record demonstrate strong and clear support for Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Speaking Out Against Iran and Syria. “The terror masters in Tehran and Damascus make only the most minor distinction between America and Israel. They say that America is the Great Satan, and Israel is the Little Satan, and both must be destroyed. The US must make it clear that we will not allow Iran to become a nuclear threat….In addition to pursuing sanctions and other traditional means, we need to take other steps to reach out to the Iranian people and help them get rid of their hated regime. Our goal is peace and freedom. The US must willingly accept its accustomed role of leadership in this effort.” (Thompson Statement Before the Republican Jewish Coalition on 10/16/07)

Affirming U.S. Support of Israel. “During last night’s debate in New Hampshire, I was appalled that none of the leading Democrats would stand up for Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran–a country intent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose leader has vowed to wipe Israel off the map. A Thompson Administration would stand by Israel and all of our friends in the region. We would not wait for U.N. permission to support an ally or defend our interests abroad. The U.N. has not shown sufficient resolve toward stopping Iran’s nuclear ambitions.” (Thompson Press Release, 9/27/07)

Defending Israel’s Reaction To Missile Launches From Gaza. In defending Israel’s military response to these attacks he stated, “Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, NY? I can tell you, our response would look nothing like Israel’s restrained and pinpoint reactions to daily missile attacks from Gaza. We would use whatever means necessary to win the war.” (Haaretz, 9/12/07)

Senate Record. Fred Thompson supports legislation that advances the United States’ and Israel’s security and interests. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Fred Thompson voted for a number of measures important to both countries, including-

  • A Senate Resolution in 2002 Expressing Solidarity With Israel And Reaffirming Commitment To Israel’s Right To Self-Defense
  • The Iran and Libya Sanctions Act Extension of 2001
  • A Senate Resolution in 2001 Expressing Solidarity With Israel In Common Struggle Against Terrorism
  • The China Nonproliferation Act he authored, which imposed sanctions on proliferators of WMD.
  • The Iran Nonproliferation Act Of 2000
  • A Senate Resolution in 1999 Expressing Opposition To Unilateral Declaration Of Palestinian State
  • The Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act Of 1998
  • The Jerusalem Embassy Act Of 1995

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