Tag Archives: Fred Thompson

S&R Republican straw poll results

We’ve completed our latest S&R election reader poll, and here are the results.

Q: Which candidate do you currently favor for the Republican nomination?

  1.  Ron Paul (93)
  2. John McCain (16)
  3. Other (15)
  4. Mike Huckabee (6)
  5. Rudy Giuliani (5)
  6. Fred Thompson (3)
  7. Tom Tancredo (3)
  8. Mitt Romney (2)
  9. Duncan Hunter (0)

Up now in the column to your right – we’d like to know what you think about some of the more prominent third-party and unaffiliated candidates.

New polls revive electability questions for Hillary

I’ve been saying for months now that Hillary Clinton is the only chance the Republicans have in 2008, and some new polls raise the electability question all over again.

First, a new Zogby online poll “shows Democrat Hillary Clinton of New York would lose to every one of the top five Republican presidential contenders.” Her main opponents at present, Barack Obama and John Edwards, both defeat or tie any likely GOP challenger.

However, Gallup has Clinton faring a little better. Read more

Edwards launches “poverty tour”; have-mores launch the lie machine

John Edwards kicked off Poverty Tour 2007 today.

His opponents and a lot of media people who’d know better if they’d studied a little harder in school will be countering with the even higher profile Idiots and Liars Tour, so brace yourself for all kinds of stupid. You’re going to keep hearing about $400 haircuts. You’re going to hear about new mansions. You’ll hear about “lavish spending.” You’re going to hear lots of talk where the words “slick” and “lawyer” are used in close proximity.

Pay attention: every time you do, somebody is lying to you. Read more

Thompson praises Imperial Privilege

High-profile K Street lobbyist Fred Thompson, who’s in the process of ramping up a run for the White House, today provided a glimpse of the respect with which his administration would display for the rule of law where political cronies are concerned.

I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children.

While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the president’s decision.

This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life.

Note, the only problem he has with Bush’s decision is that it didn’t go far enough – he lobbied (unsuccessfully, for once) for a full pardon. Read more