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Old 10-09-2007, 02:46 PM   #46
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Today is the day that Fred "aw shucks" Thompson will have to prove himself to the general public and the media. Everything rests on his debate debut.... in a matter of hours we will all know if the Democrats will win or if this guy is the threat that some pundits are warning about.
It will be interesting to watch.

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Today is the day that Fred "aw shucks" Thompson will have to prove himself to the general public and the media. Everything rests on his debate debut.... in a matter of hours we will all know if the Democrats will win or if this guy is the threat that some pundits are warning about.
You really think it comes down to Fred? If that's the case, I could tell you before this debate there is nothing to worry about... I think the only people that stand to worry are other Republicans and will he take votes from them.
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[Q]When Nixon's aide H.R. Haldeman told Nixon of Thompson's appointment, Nixon was less than impressed.

"Baker has appointed Fred Thompson as minority counsel," Haldeman is heard saying on one tape.

"Oh sh--, that kid," Nixon responds.

"I guess so," Haldeman replies.

Nixon worried that Thompson's Democratic counterpart, Sam Dash, would outsmart Thompson.

"Well, Dash is too smart for that kid," Nixon says on another tape from March 16, 1973. The existence of the tapes were publicly revealed by a question from Thompson at a Watergate hearing and led to the president's resignation. They are preserved at the National Archives in College Park, Md.

"Sure. Runs circles around him," agrees an aide, John Dean.

As the investigation picked up speed, Nixon grew increasingly concerned about whether Thompson could stand up to the Democrats.

In this May 1973 recording, he shared his concern with then-chief of staff Alexander Haig.

"He's talking to Fred Thompson. I said you're not --," Haig begins.

"Oh sh--, he's dumb as hell. Fred Thompson," Nixon interjects. "Who is he? He won't say anything."

In another conversation some weeks later, Nixon and his advisers were still describing Thompson as not very smart but at least beginning to play ball.

"Our approach is now, we've got a pretty good rapport with Fred Thompson. He came through fine for us this morning," White House counsel Fred Buzhardt says on a tape from June 6.

"He isn't very smart, is he?" Nixon asks.

"Not extremely so, but --," Buzhardt says, interrupted by the president.

"But he's friendly," Nixon says.

"But he's, he's friendly," Buzhardt echoes.

"Good."

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/...on-thomps.html

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sounds like words uttered by a paranoid President, posted 34 years later by a nervous interfencer..

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Any independent or liberal can see the FDT has no chance whatsoever.

I still can't see a Republican winning this election. Sort of like how Kerry was outmatched in 04.
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sounds like words uttered by a paranoid President, posted 34 years later by a nervous interfencer..

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The debate is already over? Damn I was looking forward to some good solid entertainment (family friendly of course). Do they have debates during the daytime?

(CNN) — When asked at Tuesday's GOP debate in Dearborn, Michigan, if he tossed his hat in the ring too late, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson said he had no regrets about his late entry into the race.

"I’ve enjoyed watching these fellas,” he said. “I gotta admit, it was getting a little boring without me.”

He also said the timing of his entry “seems about right to me.”
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