I just hadn't see this discussed here, and wanted to see what the general feeling of this possibility is. I realize most of the people on Hatrack aren't conservatives, but I'd like to hear from those who are. (or non-conservatives too, I guess)
AFAIK, Thompson isn't just a passive player in this push. I believe he is the one who started the rumors when he said a few weeks ago he might be interested. I'll have to go gathering some blog links (I only read one blog anyway) and dig up some news articles to prove this. I might be a while because I don't do this kind of thing very often, and I have to go to bed soon.
It might be too late for him to raise funds and awareness, but considering that "Rudy McRomney" doesn't represent all of what conservatives want in a candidate, he might be able to do it, too. This is because he seems to have the brashness and head-busting ability of Guiliani, the political will and appeal of McCain, and the conservatism of Romney.
I like the idea. He is being called a "Reagan" conservative, but I don't know how close he is. He is close enough for me to vote for. He could be in over his head, but he is an open conservative with reasonable success in Hollywood, so I think he has the strength to campaign and win the nomination.
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I'm trying to figure out WHY the "politically active" part of the religious right likes Thompson better than the other two. Better than Guilani, I understand, but not sure why they like him better than Romney or McCain. (other than the fact that he is likened to Reagan and Reaganomics a lot)
He's a great choice. Not thrilled with the other faux conservatives on the campaign trail, but I fear that it may be too late for him to jump in. Same goes for Newt, who'd be my dream candidate, but I don't think he'd be electible. I wish Thompson would decide quick and jump in the race soon.
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quote:WALLACE: There's been a lot of buzz, as we said, in Republican circles that there's no true conservative in the GOP presidential field. Now some top Republicans, including your friend former Tennessee senator Howard Baker, are putting out trial balloons about you possibly entering the race.
Question: Are you considering running for president in 2008?
THOMPSON: I'm giving some thought to it. Going to leave the door open.