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The Next Reagan? (re: Fred Thompson)
intellectual conservative dot com ^ | 1-25-07 | bruce walker

Posted on 03/02/2007 7:25:52 PM PST by doug from upland

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1 posted on 03/02/2007 7:25:58 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Breaking on FNC today --- it is a possibility

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1794264/posts


2 posted on 03/02/2007 7:27:51 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

While I like Fred, I don't see him as the next Reagan...


3 posted on 03/02/2007 7:30:02 PM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("We're Living In A Twilight World..."- Swingout Sister)
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To: doug from upland

Well Doug Fred Thompson did it backward becamse Senator then became actor now may be presidential caindate LOL!

Least Ronnie have several years in Hollywood before he jump into political ring


4 posted on 03/02/2007 7:31:01 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

Fred had been acting for many years before he ran for office.


5 posted on 03/02/2007 7:32:43 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Anyone know where he comes down on the issues? Borders, gun control, homosexual marriage and adoption, etc.?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

6 posted on 03/02/2007 7:33:49 PM PST by wku man (Claire Wolfe's "awkward time" is quickly coming to an end!)
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To: SevenofNine

While I don't see him as the next Reagan, he's better than anybody on the current GOP bench...


7 posted on 03/02/2007 7:34:33 PM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("We're Living In A Twilight World..."- Swingout Sister)
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To: SevenofNine

Here is his work --- http://imdb.com/name/nm0000669/

Maybe not several years, but he had several parts before he ran for the senate.


8 posted on 03/02/2007 7:35:14 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: wku man

Not sure, but I remember him being a social conservative and no-nonsense guy.


9 posted on 03/02/2007 7:35:50 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Would this mean we woudn't be allowed to see Law and Order episodes in which Fred Thompson appears? Back before Ronald Reagan was reelected, old Ronald Reagan movies were not shown on TV.
10 posted on 03/02/2007 7:36:24 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

He would be a good compromise candidate. Because the current bunch doesn't cut it.


11 posted on 03/02/2007 7:36:55 PM PST by Luke21
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To: doug from upland

THOMPSON, Fred Dalton, (1942 - )



Senate Years of Service: 1994-2003
Party: Republican


THOMPSON, Fred Dalton, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Sheffield, Ala., on August 19, 1942; attended the public schools in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; graduated from Memphis State University 1964; received J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University 1967; admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1967 and commenced the practice of law; assistant U.S. attorney 1969-1972; minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (“Watergate Committee”) 1973-1974; special counsel to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander 1980; special counsel, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 1980-1981; special counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee 1982; member, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission 1985-1987; actor; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in the November 8, 1994, special election to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of Albert Gore, Jr.; took the oath of office on December 2, 1994; reelected in 1996 for the term ending January 3, 2003; not a candidate for reelection in 2002; chair, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]); resumed acting career.


12 posted on 03/02/2007 7:37:09 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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I'm with ya' DFU.

I've been worried about our line-up of contenders so far and many of them have been 'hold your nose and vote Republican' types that are flawed in one way or another, or are so unknown that there's no way they could win.

Now I am optimistic about the 2008 election.

13 posted on 03/02/2007 7:37:59 PM PST by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I hope that's not the case. In fairness, missing the Reagan movies was not heartbreaking.


14 posted on 03/02/2007 7:38:08 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

let me google Fred Thompson to find out who he is, hang on...


15 posted on 03/02/2007 7:39:13 PM PST by Barrett 50BMG
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

Well put.

I could support Thompson.

(I would prefer Gingrich)


16 posted on 03/02/2007 7:39:37 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: SevenofNine

Reagan had a tremendous history of leadership, and a study of the issues that I don't think any president ever had. It would be hard to match him.


17 posted on 03/02/2007 7:39:42 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: doug from upland
Giuliani has lost valuable campaign papers, which might compromise a promising candidacy.

What? Perhaps the most stupid comment I've read in ages. I can think of several things which might Compromise Rudy's candidacy, but losing some papers ain't one of them.

18 posted on 03/02/2007 7:39:55 PM PST by Salvey (ancest)
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To: doug from upland

Biography for Fred Dalton Thompson

Height
6' 6" (1.98 m)

SpouseJeri Kehn (29 June 2002 - present) 1 child
Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey (12 September 1959 - 1985) 3 children

Trivia

Thompson can be seen on the archival footage of the Watergate Hearings in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991). He was one of the active lawyers on the Watergate commitee during the trial.

He won a special election to the United States Senate in 1994 and was reelected for a full term in 1996. He did not run for reelection in 2002. A Republican, he represented his home state of Tennessee from 2 December 1994 - 3 January 2003.

Was a lawyer/attorney before becoming an actor

Senator Thompson went to Memphis State University in 1964 and Vanderbilt University in 1967.

Worked as a shoe salesman, truck driver, and even a factory worker prior to becoming a lawyer.

2nd wife Jeri, 35, is a political media consultant at Verner Liipfert law firm in Washington, who once worked for Senate Republican Conference and Republican National Committee.

Although he maintained his membership in the Screen Actors Guild when he was a senator, Thompson generally took the opposite side of the unions in legislation.

He and wife Jeri welcomed a daughter, Hayden Victoria, in October 2003.

When he joined the cast of "Law & Order" (1990) in the fall of 2002, Thompson (District Attorney Arthur Branch) became the first serving U.S. Senator to take a regular TV acting job. His term did not end until January 2003.

Helped introduce President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (2004) in New York.

Also has two sons and five grandchildren.

Is the only actor to be a regular on two different "Law & Order" series at the same time. From March to May 2005, he played District Attorney Arthur Branch on both "Law & Order" (1990) and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005). He also plays the same character as a recurring guest star in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999). Richard Anderson, Marla Gibbs and David Hasselhoff are among the few other actors to have played the same regular character on two different series simultaneously.

Is one of four cast members from "Law & Order" (1990) whose character became a regular on a "Law & Order" spin-off. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch in both "Law & Order" (1990) and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005).

Along with Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin and Leslie Hendrix, he is one of only four actors to play the same character (District Attorney Arthur Branch) on all four "Law & Order" series ("Law & Order" (1990), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)).

Along with Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth and Dann Florek, he is one of four "Law & Order" (1990)_ cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played District Attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005) from March to May 2005.

He has played the same character, District Attorney Arthur Branch, in five different series: "Law & Order" (1990), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001), "Law & Order: Trial by Jur" (2005) and "Conviction" (2006).


19 posted on 03/02/2007 7:39:57 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: doug from upland

That resume is leagues better than Obama's.

Think our 'movie star' could beat their 'rock star?' I'd love to see that debate...


20 posted on 03/02/2007 7:40:17 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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