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Fred Thompson endorses Newt Gingrich
Sean Hannity Show on Fox News | 1/23/2012 | LonePalm

Posted on 01/23/2012 6:54:16 PM PST by LonePalm

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson just endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; fredthompson; gingrich; newt; newt2012; newtgingrich; notbreakingnews; talkradio; vanity
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To: LonePalm

Go Newt. Fred Thompsom for Attorney General. Pelosi,Dodd,Frank,Jackson Jr, Jackson Lee and others to jail.


51 posted on 01/23/2012 8:18:48 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: iowamark

Thanks for the twitter link to F T......is it for real...pretty good stuff.


52 posted on 01/23/2012 8:27:13 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: TitansAFC

Great news!


53 posted on 01/23/2012 8:30:51 PM PST by Amntn
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To: waus
Not to be insensitive, but, I’m happy to see that Thompson is still alive. He didn’t look too good back in ‘08.

Fred Thompson looked happy, tan and rested on with Hannity tonight.

54 posted on 01/23/2012 8:31:17 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Lady Lucky
actually...she is known for her big natural hooters

meow..

girls...ya’ll are mean as hell aren't ya?

good thing ya’ll are smaller than us

it'd be like if chihuahuas weighed 100 pounds

the carnage

55 posted on 01/23/2012 8:35:13 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Cicero
The press and the conservative purists managed to squeeze Fred out, but he was my first choice last time around. Duncan Hunter was also in contention, but I never thought he had a chance of winning.

Bingo!

56 posted on 01/23/2012 8:41:31 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: LonePalm

Did not see that one coming.


57 posted on 01/23/2012 8:42:42 PM PST by Oiao (Socialism Kills)
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To: LonePalm

Perry, Palin, Norris, Reagan, Thompson.....
I’d like to see Rubio next on the list.


58 posted on 01/23/2012 8:45:14 PM PST by topfile
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To: Lancey Howard

I like watching L & O for the comedy. I mean perpetuating they myth that liberals can actually fight crime and keep the citizens safe. I’m chuckling now just thinking about it.


59 posted on 01/23/2012 8:46:32 PM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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To: LonePalm

Newt/Thompson ping!


60 posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:09 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: All
Newt just sent out a Campaign e-mail "Romney's conservative accomplishments." The email body is blank.


61 posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:39 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: LonePalm
Well, this carries some weight with me. I'll be interested to see his statement and reasons. Fred Thompson was my first choice last time. I thought he was the one who "got" federalism best of all and could articulate it well. I even sent some money to Fred's campaign, and I don't regret it. Unfortunately, he had withdrawn by the time of the Missouri primary.

At this point I am undecided between Romney and Gingrich. There's lots that I like about Romney, and there's lots that I like about Gingrich. I cheer for both men when they say something good at a debate. I also recognize flaws in each man, I have reservations about each. I think they're pretty much on the same page on the issues. Either one would be much, much better than Obama. I'm ABO. The main question for me is which one has the better chance of defeating Obama. May the best man win.

62 posted on 01/23/2012 8:55:33 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Constitutional and social conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

LOL! But he told us in the debate tonight that he had a family—that was his number one on his list of conservative accomplishments.


63 posted on 01/23/2012 8:55:39 PM PST by Shelayne (Newt 2012--because he will make them all cry!)
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To: kingu

Romney jumped in immediate with... ‘I like mandates, mandates work!’

You don’t happen to have a link for that do you? Might be of some use.


64 posted on 01/23/2012 8:56:06 PM PST by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: LonePalm

New tagline, Thanks Fred


65 posted on 01/23/2012 8:56:12 PM PST by FishinTX (kill terrorists, protect the border, punch hippies)
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To: dayglored; Raycpa; LonePalm; onyx; Jim Robinson

Fred or Jim? Jim Thompson already endorsed Newt on his website. :)

66 posted on 01/23/2012 8:56:38 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: LonePalm

Yessss!!!!!


67 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:10 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: LonePalm

Don’t get me wrong this is a good thing. But I do wonder if these endorsements are of any real value. I mean have you ever met anyone who said ‘I’m voting for candidate X because someone endorsed them? Because I haven’t.


68 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:40 PM PST by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: j.argese

That’s one reason they brought Fred on board in 2002. They thought they could “balance” the presence of the silly ADA played by Elizabeth Roem with a conservative, pro-death penalty DA.


69 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LonePalm

I think Freds endorsement will help with some Conservatives. I am glad to see Fred is an independent and not tied to the establishment. GO NEWT GO!


70 posted on 01/23/2012 9:02:31 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: PhilDragoo

Roll’n roll’n roll’n

...wwwwooooott woot


71 posted on 01/23/2012 9:03:34 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Valin
I mean have you ever met anyone who said ‘I’m voting for candidate X because someone endorsed them? Because I haven’t.

Never underestimate the stupidity of the ignorant chattering class. After all, America elected the Chicago version of "community organizer" Al Sharpton to the Presidency in 2008. The stupidity of that suicidal act will leave a stench for decades.

72 posted on 01/23/2012 9:04:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: kingu; Valin
I remember that moment in that debate and I noted Fred's being taken aback at the mention of mandates. But this was before most of us knew much about Romneycare in Massachusetts or, of course, Obamacare at the federal level.
73 posted on 01/23/2012 9:08:01 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Constitutional and social conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: LonePalm
B T T T ! ! ! ©

74 posted on 01/23/2012 9:11:25 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: LonePalm

That’s 2 of my guys that have endorsed Newt.

Tonight I realized that Newt’s the only one of the 4 remaining that I could see as Commander in Chief.


75 posted on 01/23/2012 9:12:56 PM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: LonePalm; mickie
I was an original "FRedhead" on this forum when he announced his candidacy.

A friend of mine passed away last week at age 66....an FR lurker, a great conservative, a Marine Sergeant, a paraplegic Nam vet confined to a wheel chair. Fred did a personal favor for my friend when he came to my little town for a campaign speech....and I'll be forever grateful and respectful to him.

His endorsement of Newt and his shunning of Romney didn't surprise me a bit. Fred's a man's man with solid conservative moorings....and NO one should be surprised by his recommendation.

Leni

76 posted on 01/23/2012 9:17:37 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: LonePalm

I wonder if he asked Howard Baker and Lamar Alexander for permission.


77 posted on 01/23/2012 9:19:50 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: LonePalm

I wonder if he will actively campaign for him in Florida. Did he say?


78 posted on 01/23/2012 9:22:57 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Valin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhx8e9j7r0w


79 posted on 01/23/2012 9:27:44 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Pride in the USA

Yes, this one makes me happy!


80 posted on 01/23/2012 9:28:01 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: LonePalm

Well, the Conservative turncoat, Ann Coulter, was on Bill O’Reilly tonight and re-emphasized that she is a “huge Romney supporter”. RINO bi**h.


81 posted on 01/23/2012 9:29:06 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: dayglored

You just know when he leaves this earth, it is going to be in bed with a very big smile on his face. :>)


82 posted on 01/23/2012 9:33:08 PM PST by Datom
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To: no dems

I’ve lost a lot of respect for Ann Coulter. I really believed that she was a real conservative, boy was I wrong. Never thought she’d support a liberal RINO. I guess that makes her a RINO!


83 posted on 01/23/2012 9:38:19 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: Mr Fuji

Ditto . . .when it comes to Tokyo Rove blowing a gasket, pass the popcorn. Finally kicking Rove & Norquist’s RINO gang to the curb is going to make for some very satisfying entertainment.


84 posted on 01/23/2012 9:45:16 PM PST by wtd
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To: Carry_Okie
I recall vividly how he let the China hearings degenerate and get sabotaged by Glenn. Disgraceful performance by Thompson. I think there still are subpoenaed witnesses who have resettled outside the country.
85 posted on 01/23/2012 9:49:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Minus_The_Bear

That’s something I’ve been saying - he’s done nothing that shows conservatism nor Patriotism. He’s done NOTHING for our country. Having kids, mitt, is your lust!! They have kids in Cuba, also.


86 posted on 01/23/2012 9:50:44 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Charles Henrickson
There's lots that I like about Romney,

Tell me - I'm waiting to hear. Thanks.

87 posted on 01/23/2012 9:54:01 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Fred Thompson endorses Newt ping!

ALSO: Intrade has Newt rising to 57% chance to win Florida after the debate!!!


88 posted on 01/23/2012 9:58:12 PM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: Rebelbase
I like Fred, but his wife's levitating in public causes me concern...

It's the balloons...

89 posted on 01/23/2012 10:00:10 PM PST by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: LonePalm

In the last week, Newt has been endorsed by Todd Palin, Michael Reagan, Chuck Norris & Fred Thompson. Seeing an alpha male pattern here...


90 posted on 01/23/2012 10:01:51 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Shelayne
that was his number one on his list of conservative accomplishments.

He doesn't know what it means to be a conservative. Since santorum toots his having seven kids - he thought I have kids, too, so that makes me conservative! LOL! What an *hole. I was shocked when he said that about having 5 children - he is so pathetic!

91 posted on 01/23/2012 10:01:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Josh Painter

Very insightful!


92 posted on 01/23/2012 10:03:41 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: pogo101

Newt could always ask him to be his VP!


93 posted on 01/23/2012 10:04:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Valin; All

I think the endorsements are going to mean more in this campaign than in the past....

Just watched the Hannity rerun and saw Fred. It was a very sound, well explained endorsement.


94 posted on 01/23/2012 10:05:15 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: Josh Painter

And don’t forget our own JimR! He endorsed him on 1/21,


95 posted on 01/23/2012 10:06:57 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: LonePalm

Fred Thompson is a good endorsement. Newt is really on a roll now. Its his to lose. Romney is desparate and it shows.


96 posted on 01/23/2012 10:20:16 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ngat

The knife wounds in Fred’s back that he got from Mittens must have healed after four years. Good.


97 posted on 01/23/2012 10:51:31 PM PST by CT (Make Mine Newt)
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To: topfile

Don’t forget Laffer and Sowell.


98 posted on 01/23/2012 10:58:48 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: TitansAFC

Great news. This campaign is showing us who the true conservatives are.


99 posted on 01/23/2012 11:00:40 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kaslin

As the only conservative I was aware of that was running in 2008, he was my first choice.


100 posted on 01/23/2012 11:06:19 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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