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Fred Thompson Attacks Barack Obama

This is the most boring convention ever. I'm just waiting for Big Brother 10 to start.

Just now, former Law and Order Actor Fred Thompson said of Obama: What has he done besides give "a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to America's critics abroad?" It brought the greatest applause and some stood.

Thompson said Obama was the most inexperienced candidate ever, or something like that.

Obama is refusing to fight back on the inexperience ground. He needs to get out there and hit hard. They are not just the radical right and wrong on the issues, 1/2 of their ticket, by any standard, lacks even a modicum of the skills and experience necessary to lead the country if need be.

Since Obama's unlikely to do that, the MSM and blogs will have to do it for him.

Clueless Donna Brazile said Thompson "gave a great speech." Huh? What side is she on?

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Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race

It's official, Fred Thompson's out.

Let's hope Giuliani's next.

By the way, we have 20 new posts today, so please scroll down and onto the next page if you want to read all of them.

I'm off to the jail now, back tonight.

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Fred Thompson Campaign Advisor Has Drug Crimes in His Past

The Washington Post reports that Republican candidate Fred Thompson's good buddy since the mid-90's, Philip Martin of Tennessee, who also supplies the plane for Thompson's campaign trips, has a criminal past:

Martin entered a plea of guilty to the sale of 11 pounds of marijuana in 1979; the court withheld judgment pending completion of his probation. He was charged in 1983 with violating his probation and with multiple counts of felony bookmaking, cocaine trafficking and conspiracy. He pleaded no contest to the cocaine-trafficking and conspiracy charges, which stemmed from a plan to sell $30,000 worth of the drug, and was continued on probation.

So, he gets a deferred in state court for pot, violates probation, pleads "no contest" (same effect as a guilty plea) to coke (more than a kilo's worth, if my memory serves me correctly as to what coke sold for back then) and gets continued on probation with no jail time?

Sounds like he cooperated big time. [More...]

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Why Hollywood Isn't Backing Fred Thompson

The LA Times examines the (so far) lack of support for Fred Thompson in Hollywood.

I'd rather see Thompson or Romney get the Republican nomination than Rudy. For that reason, I'm not going to bash Thompson.

The thought of listening to Rudy from February to November of 2008 while he's on the campaign trail, should he get the nomination, is just about unbearable.

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Fred Thompson to Skip Debate, Announce on Tonight Show

I don't have much interest in the Republican debate (I'll be watching former President Clinton on Larry King Live)but I think it's telling that Fred Thompson is skipping the debate and will appear on the Tonight Show instead to announce his candidacy.

He's been losing staffers in droves. New Hampshire voters don't sound pleased they're being snubbed:

"There is a genuine interest in Senator Thompson here, a real curiosity about him," New Hampshire Republican Chairman Fergus Cullen said Tuesday. "But that curiosity is giving way to skepticism and maybe even cynicism about him in part because of how he's handling his grand entrance. For him to then go on Jay Leno the same night and be trading jokes while other candidates are having a substantive discussion on issues is not going to be missed by New Hampshire voters."

The other candidates have an 8 month lead on him and more money.

I don't think any Republican candidate has warmed the hearts and minds of voters. Not that I'm complaining.

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Fred Thompson as Nixon Mole

So, Fred Thompson may have been a mole for the Nixon Whitehouse.

Howie Klein at Down With Tryanny has the details.

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