Skip to comments.The Next Reagan? (re: Fred Thompson)
Posted on 03/02/2007 7:25:52 PM PST by doug from upland
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Breaking on FNC today --- it is a possibility
While I like Fred, I don't see him as the next Reagan...
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
Fred had been acting for many years before he ran for office.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
While I don't see him as the next Reagan, he's better than anybody on the current GOP bench...
Here is his work --- http://imdb.com/name/nm0000669/
Maybe not several years, but he had several parts before he ran for the senate.
Not sure, but I remember him being a social conservative and no-nonsense guy.
He would be a good compromise candidate. Because the current bunch doesn't cut it.
THOMPSON, Fred Dalton, (1942 - )
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.
I hope that's not the case. In fairness, missing the Reagan movies was not heartbreaking.
let me google Fred Thompson to find out who he is, hang on...
I could support Thompson.
(I would prefer Gingrich)
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.
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.
Biography for Fred Dalton Thompson
6' 6" (1.98 m)
SpouseJeri Kehn (29 June 2002 - present) 1 child
Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey (12 September 1959 - 1985) 3 children
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).
That resume is leagues better than Obama's.
Think our 'movie star' could beat their 'rock star?' I'd love to see that debate...
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