To turn the clock back 10 months
In this political season where we seemed predestined to lose, where we have tasted what it is like to lead, still have a solid hope of pulling off the presidential election, and minimizing congressional losses, I’ve found myself drifting back a few months to our heated candidate comparison during our party’s presidential primaries. I’d like to preface this by noting that Conservatives lost in the | Read More »
Good Luck Gov. Palin
With the pending VP debate arriving shortly many have offered advice on what to do during the debate. I offer the best advice seen in recent memory. Take no prisoners and God speed!
What would Fred do?
Leading off with the disclaimer — I have seen or heard nothing recent from Fred Thompson in reference to the current finance-credit-Wall Street crisis : he’s been silent (AFAICT) since his Sept 8 Townhall piece in which he blisters the bailout of Freddie and Fannie, and gives a scathing review of how we got to this point. I find it odd and troubling that Fred, | Read More »
the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia
Grand Old Partisan attended the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The crowd was huge and joyous and enthusiastic. See the Grand Old Partisan blog for photos. Among the preliminary speakers were Senator Fred Thompson, Rep. Tom Davis and Rep. Frank Wolf. Other Virginia luminaries in attendance, with whom I spoke, included former Governor Jim Gilmore, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and former Attorney General Jerry | Read More »
Joe Biden responds to Fred Thompson
Allow me to preface this diary entry by saying that the combination of Fred Thompson and Sarah Palin have me excited about the race and the future of this country and party in a way I have not been since Fred ended his candidacy on Tuesday, January 22. It’s been a long few months, but it’s good to be back and to think (maybe naively) | Read More »
Last night saw three major speeches at the Republican National Convention. George W. Bush was at his best . . . which may not be saying a lot given that the President is not a natural orator and that he was giving a taped broadcast to the Convention. Nevertheless, the speech went off well. The delegates were clearly glad to hear from him and the | Read More »
Fred Takes a Bite Out of Liberals
Four years ago I thought I had witnessed the most combative attack dog speech I would see for many years, when Senator Zell Miller unleashed his fiery wrath upon the Democrat party at the RNC. Looks like I was wrong. It began last night with President George W. Bush, with whom many Americans have qualms, endorsing McCain as being “ready” for the job. The President | Read More »
While everyone is caught up in the Palin vs. MSM controversy, some important points fly by without the attention they deserve. One of the points Fred made in his speech last night cannot be made often or strongly enough… Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases. They tell you they are not going to tax your family. No, they’re just | Read More »
Another look at Fred Thompson’s Speech
Let’s take a different look at some of the stuff Fred Thompson said in his speech: 1) *Palin ran “the largest state in the union.” *Good point, because we know how much work goes into governing all those vast expanses of unbridled nature. The fact of the matter is there are 19 cities in the country with more people than Alaska. 2) *When referencing Obama | Read More »
FredState at the Convention
This morning RedState and Google hosted a brunch for new media types with Fred Thompson. He gave a terrific speech. Michelle Oddis will have more later at Human Events, as will other attendees have more here. One of the great points Thompson made was comparing Palin and Obama’s experience. First, he pointed out how humorous it is that the Democrats are comparing their number one | Read More »
Give Fred Thompson a Speaking Slot at the Convention
Today is Fred Thompson’s birthday. John McCain should give Fred a slot at the convention as a birthday present. I think, given Fred’s role in the McCain Kitchen Cabinet, he’d be worth having as a speaker.