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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 02:10 PM
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98. I can't see Fred Thompson running unless the Bush money
machine promises to get behind him and fund his campaign. He's too old to try and raise the money himself and cleaning up Bush's mess is not something that is going to be easy.
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  -Fred Thompson, Ladies And Gentlemen, Will Never So Much As Enter A Primary The Magistrate  Apr-01-07 12:09 AM   #0 
  - His Wife Should Run  MannyGoldstein   Apr-01-07 12:11 AM   #1 
  - A Very Talented Woman, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:16 AM   #4 
     - Can you imagine how high the polls would go if she threw her hat in the ring?  Bucky   Apr-14-07 03:07 PM   #119 
  - My head agrees with you.. we'll see what happens though.  Kagemusha   Apr-01-07 12:12 AM   #2 
  - And The Pounding Of Rudy Will Commence Soon Enough, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:17 AM   #6 
     - Newt! Newt! Newt!  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Apr-01-07 12:59 AM   #12 
        - First time I ever saw his wife. Or his daughter. Granddaughter?  barb162   Apr-01-07 01:14 AM   #18 
        - Elizabeth Kucinich is another beauty.  sellitman   Apr-01-07 02:41 PM   #50 
           - Have you watched News Radio and Jimmy runs  jcrew2001   Apr-02-07 04:47 PM   #106 
  - That sounds right to me, and we can all take encouragement from it.  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 12:12 AM   #3 
  - Thank You, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:18 AM   #8 
  - in total agreement  Blue_Tires   Apr-01-07 12:17 AM   #5 
  - The GOP is a fractured's funny  Erika   Apr-01-07 12:18 AM   #7 
  - "Thompson is at least from Hollywood. "  barb162   Apr-01-07 12:31 AM   #9 
     - Arnie can't run.  Nedsdag   Apr-02-07 12:33 PM   #88 
  - Betcha a buck he runs.  barb162   Apr-01-07 12:40 AM   #10 
  - Thought Arnold Would Run, Ma'am, And Feared He Would Win  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:52 AM   #11 
     - May I ask what made you think he would run other than there was  barb162   Apr-01-07 01:00 AM   #13 
     - He Was Being Groomed For Politics For Years, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 01:06 AM   #15 
        - Well ,he certainly was a major star as compared to Reagan  barb162   Apr-01-07 01:18 AM   #19 
           - Reagan, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 01:52 AM   #22 
              - Political Operative, Sir?  TnDem   Apr-01-07 06:26 PM   #60 
              - Yes  barb162   Apr-02-07 02:02 PM   #97 
                 - People Tend To Forget, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-02-07 03:39 PM   #103 
     - For president? The Constitution bars that. n/t  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 01:04 AM   #14 
        - For Conan, yes, but Fred can run as he was born here as far as I know.  barb162   Apr-01-07 01:07 AM   #16 
        - For Governor Of California, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 01:08 AM   #17 
           - Feared he would win? He did win!!  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 03:07 AM   #30 
              - Keep up, Ashevilleguy..  zidzi   Apr-01-07 12:05 PM   #43 
              - Well, yes, I gathered that much...  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 05:47 PM   #53 
              - Someone Asked What My View Of His Prospects Had Been, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:08 PM   #44 
  - Like I posted last evening. Fred Thompson is the flavor of the moment for a desperate party  48percenter   Apr-01-07 01:19 AM   #20 
  - Kind of like how some are hoping that Gore will run?  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-14-07 03:03 PM   #118 
     - Shush! Quiet, you!!  Bucky   Apr-14-07 03:10 PM   #120 
  - Should Thompson *not* run, then I concur in your judgment.  Ninja Jordan   Apr-01-07 01:21 AM   #21 
  - He Would Not Get Forty Percent Of the Popular Vote Against Sen. Clinton, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 01:57 AM   #23 
     - Florida? Right, just like we won there in '06 (sarcasm)  Ninja Jordan   Apr-01-07 02:03 AM   #24 
     - Against This Non-Entity She Would, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 02:14 AM   #25 
        - "it will be impossible for him to seperate [sic] himself from the record of this administration"  Ninja Jordan   Apr-01-07 02:18 AM   #26 
           - You Wound Me, Sir, Indeed You Do....  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 02:30 AM   #27 
           - Good One, Magistrate..  Tellurian   Apr-01-07 10:59 AM   #38 
           - That graphic reminds me of this one:  troubleinwinter   Apr-01-07 03:35 PM   #52 
              - Yours reminds me of this one:  Tellurian   Apr-01-07 05:57 PM   #58 
           - Well, I agree with you  Samantha   Apr-02-07 09:42 PM   #110 
           - Sixty percent? Hillary??  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 03:12 AM   #31 
              - Vote tampering has alot to do with Gore's final numbers..  Tellurian   Apr-01-07 11:02 AM   #39 
                 - No, I meant that Gore could not do that in 2008, no one will.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 05:51 PM   #56 
                    - Everyone I talk to is looking forward to a Democratic clean sweep!  Tellurian   Apr-01-07 07:42 PM   #67 
                       - After 2000 and 2004, any victory without need of a recount  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 07:46 PM   #68 
     - That my friend is an absurd statement  tritsofme   Apr-02-07 04:00 AM   #72 
     - Don't underestimate the power of the voter.  Nedsdag   Apr-02-07 12:35 PM   #89 
  - Interesting but........  tkmorris   Apr-01-07 02:42 AM   #28 
  - No Organization, Sir, And No Funds  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 03:06 AM   #29 
     - True enough, though from what I hear  tkmorris   Apr-01-07 03:20 AM   #32 
     - Today's 'Buzz', Sir, Is Tomorrow's Fish-Wrap  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 12:51 PM   #46 
     - And it's only April 2007  Jai4WKC08   Apr-01-07 01:53 PM   #48 
  - We'll see.  cali   Apr-01-07 03:38 AM   #33 
  - k&r. Great post..n/t  Alamom   Apr-01-07 04:53 AM   #34 
  - Then let's not nominate the one candidate the R's will crawl to the polls to vote against in '08.  flpoljunkie   Apr-01-07 08:00 AM   #35 
  - Um, that would be "all of them"  Bucky   Apr-14-07 03:16 PM   #121 
  - two things  DanWithAngel   Apr-01-07 09:35 AM   #36 
  - The Top Tier, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 10:45 AM   #37 
     - I'm glad someone thinks so.  Clark2008   Apr-01-07 05:50 PM   #55 
  - I disagree, he will run.  Bluedogvoter   Apr-01-07 11:35 AM   #40 
  - I think the Magistrate is wishful thinking  Jai4WKC08   Apr-01-07 01:45 PM   #47 
     - I could have written this, Jai.  Clark2008   Apr-01-07 05:56 PM   #57 
  - Agreed. And if he did run, he couldn't raise the funds to come in better than 4th place.  Czolgosz   Apr-01-07 11:43 AM   #41 
  - I hope you're right, Sir, and I so enjoy your writing style.  spooky3   Apr-01-07 11:49 AM   #42 
  - Depends what kind of skeletons are in his closet  Alhena   Apr-01-07 12:19 PM   #45 
  - I thought "convenient marker" was Newt's job  slackmaster   Apr-01-07 01:59 PM   #49 
  - Newt, Sir, Is A Real Contender  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 07:28 PM   #64 
     - Newts radio interveiws with REV James >cough< Dobson  FogerRox   Apr-02-07 01:39 AM   #71 
     - If the R's start considering Newt electable (his one big hurdle), he will  wienerdoggie   Apr-02-07 09:31 AM   #74 
     - But I think that many Republicans know that he is unelectable  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-18-07 05:26 PM   #122 
     - Mark my words, the real winner of that exchange was Fred Thompson  slackmaster   Apr-02-07 10:47 AM   #77 
     - Newt is a very intelligent guy, and making shitloads doing lectures, talk shows, etc.  slackmaster   Apr-02-07 10:47 AM   #76 
  - KnR for clear thought processes  FogerRox   Apr-01-07 03:00 PM   #51 
  - Thank You, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 08:24 PM   #69 
     - To paraphrase Fred, things can get real ugly real fast  FogerRox   Apr-02-07 01:34 AM   #70 
  - We'd better hope, is all I can say.  Clark2008   Apr-01-07 05:49 PM   #54 
  - Hey Magistrate  Bronyraurus   Apr-01-07 06:06 PM   #59 
  - Leave the Magistrate alone! And I agree with his post. There's something  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 06:37 PM   #61 
  - He may be right  Bronyraurus   Apr-01-07 06:52 PM   #63 
  - It's unbearable to read, for me, anyway..  venable   Apr-01-07 06:38 PM   #62 
  - This is a guy who didn't even want to keep being a SENATOR  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 07:37 PM   #65 
     - An Excellent Point, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-01-07 07:39 PM   #66 
  - For my part, I honor anyone with that kind of command of language.  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 10:59 AM   #78 
     - I'd like to disagree  venable   Apr-02-07 11:05 AM   #79 
        - Didion herself is a master of language. I believe she is generous enough  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 11:08 AM   #82 
           - The point is  Bronyraurus   Apr-02-07 01:10 PM   #90 
              - I enjoy the points The Magistrate raises when he posts on DU.  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 01:29 PM   #91 
                 - Ahh, but, fine Sir:  venable   Apr-02-07 01:41 PM   #92 
                 - Hmmm. We disagree. This post's assertion by The Magistrate held  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 01:46 PM   #93 
                 - Thank You, Mr. Crusoe  The Magistrate   Apr-02-07 01:46 PM   #94 
                 - I nod back, good sir, and reiterate my agreement with your assessment  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 01:51 PM   #96 
                 - I actually like what Magistrate says  Bronyraurus   Apr-02-07 02:22 PM   #99 
                    - Some of us struggled in school days past to do better with words and  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 02:34 PM   #101 
                    - Maybe he doesn't want to peak too soon  Bronyraurus   Apr-02-07 03:54 PM   #104 
                       - Bronyraurus, I think you are still quite safe with Senator Obama --  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 08:27 PM   #107 
                    - I have to take issue with that  union_maid   Apr-02-07 10:00 PM   #111 
                    - True and even truer  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Apr-03-07 05:00 PM   #114 
                    - It's a more sophisticated level of language and humor.  bling bling   Apr-03-07 01:40 AM   #113 
  - I'd vote for him  Patiod   Apr-02-07 09:28 AM   #73 
  - What I find interesting is who else is apparently not entering a primary  semillama   Apr-02-07 10:42 AM   #75 
  - There is some support for your contention in ROLL CALL, Magistrate.  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 11:05 AM   #80 
  - Of course they're going to say his interest is genuine--otherwise the  wienerdoggie   Apr-02-07 11:07 AM   #81 
     - Those Republicans! You just can't believe a word they say!  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 11:10 AM   #83 
        - I think the media is bored with the GOP frontrunners and the GOP base  wienerdoggie   Apr-02-07 11:18 AM   #84 
           - Yes -- Rudy's ahead of the pack right now in the polls, but my god  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 11:27 AM   #85 
              - Rudy Will Not Survive The Religious Right Types, Sir, In The First Wave Of Southern Voting  The Magistrate   Apr-02-07 02:29 PM   #100 
                 - Yes. Nixon did his magic on the Silent Majority in the South and  Old Crusoe   Apr-02-07 02:37 PM   #102 
                 - You really think Brownback has a shot?  Telly Savalas   Apr-02-07 09:18 PM   #109 
  - Let's hope  DFW   Apr-02-07 11:57 AM   #86 
  - I agree that we should focus on putting up our very best candidate  wienerdoggie   Apr-02-07 12:10 PM   #87 
  - That Is Certainly How It Is Supposed To Work, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-02-07 01:51 PM   #95 
     - A win is a win, eh?  DFW   Apr-02-07 04:17 PM   #105 
  - I can't see Fred Thompson running unless the Bush money  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-02-07 02:10 PM   #98 
  - It would seem that Romney is the guy with the money right now  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-10-07 02:29 PM   #117 
  - Would agree with you...but C-Span this a.m. had former Hotline Editor  KoKo01   Apr-02-07 08:52 PM   #108 
  - Thompson will go as far as his ego can carry him  Hippo_Tron   Apr-03-07 01:16 AM   #112 
  - Thompson: "Southern Fried Regan" ....  SayitAintSo   Apr-09-07 01:49 PM   #115 
  - I hope you're right about that  ripple   Apr-09-07 02:00 PM   #116 
  - Agreed. Fred is a media bloom. While it may be true that some Repubs like the idea of Fred running,  Czolgosz   Apr-18-07 05:43 PM   #123 

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