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Old 09-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Fred Thompson: The next Ronald Reagan???

I've been reading alot lately about Fred Thompson and many articles are comparing him to Ronald Reagan. I know he's an actor on Law and Order but that's not what the Reagan comparisons are about. They seem to be hinting that he's the perfect centrist candidate...an "everyman" if you will. I've seen him campaigning and it's striking me that these comparisons may be valid. Don't get me wrong I was never a fan of Ronald Reagan or his policies but I'm just a little concerned that this guy could be the ONLY person that could beat Hillary, Obama or Edwards in 2008. What do you think???
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Is that all those Repugs can muster...lol.
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If there ever was a Republican 'simpleton', as mentioned in another thread here, Thompson must be the perfect example. Why do you want to be president? What is your passion? I guess I missed it.

The guy should have been in all the debates up to this point, at least showing some kind of understanding of the country and the world. Not shooting the breeze on cable and late night comedy shows.

There won't be another Reagan soon just like there won't be another Michael Jordan.
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He is showing early stages of alzheimer's
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Kind of like Reagan, he's one of those lowkey, nondescript people you can paste all sorts of virtues on, kind of like a paper dressup doll.
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Re: Fred Thompson: The next Ronald Reagan???

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They seem to be hinting that he's the perfect centrist candidate...an "everyman" if you will.
The last thing we need is another folksy "everyman."

(See current occupant of the White House).

Competency. Intelligence. Those are the qualities I value over "charm" and movie star charisma.
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Competency. Intelligence. Those are the qualities I value over "charm" and movie star charisma.


That's positively un-American!

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Competency. Intelligence. Those are the qualities I value over "charm" and movie star charisma.
Yep. Reagan was sorely lacking the first two on your somewhat demanding list.
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Yep. Reagan was sorely lacking the first two on your somewhat demanding list.
That's for sure.

I'm baffled that comparing Thompson to Reagan is supposed to be some kind of compliment.
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Fred Thompson= Southern Fried Reagan.

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Fred Thompson= Southern Fried Reagan.

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Emphasisis on the the fried...
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:24 AM   #13
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Watch his first 30 second ad that ran the night of the last Republican debate, it was the same night he appeared on Leno.

Creepy begins to describe it.

I mean, I don't have a grudge against the guy but it just reminded me of some villain from an old Scooby Doo cartoon.
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Does it bother anyone else that we in America seem to be getting in the habit of electing actors to high office.

It's not that an actor is inherently unworthy of the office or anything. I'm sure there are many actors who are very intelligent and have an excellent grasp of the issues and the leadership skills needed to run a state or nation. But it just doesn't seem to me that those are the characteristics we're basing our choices on.

I would suggest that there may be a world of difference between someone who can play a president on TV and one who can actually BE a president in real life.
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It's interesting how Republicans always put down the profession of acting when attacking Democrats, yet as long as the actor is a conservative like Arnold, Ronald, or Fred, well then it's OK.

Hypocrites to the end!!
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