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Thompson, that is, not Flintstone.

The Tennessean has this to say about Fred:

Nearly half of state’s GOP voters polled favor Thompson
He’s not a candidate yet, but 45 percent of those surveyed make him their top choice


WASHINGTON — Fred Thompson is by far the most popular potential presidential candidate among Tennessee Republican voters, with 45 percent of those surveyed making him their top choice, according to a poll released Monday.

That the former GOP senator would get top billing in his home state is not a surprise.

What’s surprising is his lead over possible opponents and the magnitude of support for a man who has only hinted at a run, said pollster Matt Towery of InsiderAdvantage.

In a poll the group conducted for the Washington-based Southern Political Report newsletter, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the front-runner nationally among Republicans seeking the presidency next year, was listed by 15 percent as their top choice.

Next was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 11 percent and Arizona Sen. John McCain at 10 percent.

“Fred Thompson is performing well in every poll in the sense he is unannounced,” Towery said.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton was the top choice for Tennessee Democrats.

She was favored by 35 percent of those polled, followed by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former vice presidential candidate John Edwards, each at 20 percent.

When former vice president and Tennessean Al Gore is added to the list of declared and potential candidates, Clinton’s lead slipped to 28 percent to Gore’s 25 percent.

The telephone surveys of 600 Tennessee Democrats and 600 Republicans were conducted March 31-April 1, and each poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

 

I guess that means a lot of Tenneseans think highly of Fred. That’s saying something since he was one of our Senators for a time.

From Fox News this morning we have this:

WASHINGTON —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s office charged Monday that Republicans had engaged in a “cheap political stunt” when they sent her a letter accusing Democrats of stalling on passage of the critical war funding bill.

The article went on to say:

“Coming from the Republicans, who ran the ‘do-nothing’ Congress…

So, let’s make a comparison between the old and new Congresses, shall we?

Here’s what Congress has done in 2007.

Congress 2007  
   
01/05/2007 Pay-As-You-Go Bill
01/09/2007 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendation Act
01/10/2007 Minimum Wage Increase
01/12/2007 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
01/17/2007 College Student Relief Act of 2007
01/18/2007 Clean Energy Act of 2007
02/16/2007 Iraq War Policy resolution
03/01/2007 Union Organization Bill
03/14/2007 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007
03/23/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007
03/29/2007 Congressional budget for 2008 (House Version)

Here’s Congress from 2001-2006.

To be fair, compare by time frames only throughout the years. This Congress has been in session only 3 months, yet, I still have to wonder upon what did they base that statement.

Addendum: I forgot to quote my source for all this information which is: http://votesmart.org/index.htm. There you can find out the issues and the voting records of the elected officials representing your states, the voting records of all the announced presidential candidates and some who haven’t, yet. It’s a goldmine of information when it comes to making wise voting decisions.

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