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I thought I should take down all the links and blogrolls today but then I decided not to. According to KrellKrell, there’s something called leverage that be useful in the upcoming elections. At this point in time, I’m not sure what I’m going to do although it’s clear that the tradition of voting for the lesser evil of the Republican nominee is clearly not working for many of us. There never seems to come a time when we don’t have to do that. Those of us who fall into the core conservative category are pretty much left out in the cold and kept silent.

I have no special advice for you except: Vote your conscience. If Thompson is someone you can get behind and support wholeheartedly, then vote for him if he’s still on the ballot in your state. If not, and you still feel that strongly about it, write him in. In the larger scheme of things for the general I doubt it will change the end results as far as who will be the Republican nominee. In spite of that, I do believe it will give us a stronger voice for the future.

God Bless You All.

5 Responses to About Fred Thompson

  • Goat says:

    I consider myself part of that core conservative base that didn’t like Fred’s toying with us early in the year. He had his chance and he and he alone blew it. He ran a horrible campaign and severely disappointed potential supporters at campaign stops that in some cases had driven hours to hear him by speaking for five minutes and then leaving. Don’t blame us blame the candidate for not winning our vote and support. Fred is a good and decent man that got drafted into something he clearly didn’t want to do. Don’t blame us for not jumping on a wagon that never installed its wheels.

  • hillbilly says:

    Newt Gingrich said conservatism needs to be redefined to fit the times. While he may take 2000 words to say it, what he’s saying is that we’re outdated.

    Yes, Fred ran a lousy campaign and it cost him but there was also that underlying statement that we’re outdated. We should redefine ourselves to fit the times; that it’s not the remaining candidates who are lacking but those of us who honor traditional values and strong beliefs in God and Country.

    There was an opening for Fred because of the other candidates and he blew it. No one denies that fact. However, the fact that there was an opening should tell the Republican party something, too. Instead of listening to the message that was sent to them, they told us we were outdated and virtually unnecessary except for the vote we cast. That conservatism will be redefined and we either get on board willingly or forced on board because we have nowhere else to go except to the worser state liberalism.

    So, my concern is not that Fred is out but that core conservatism is out. It doesn’t have to be Fred but there needs to be a strong voice for what made the Republican party the strong conservative party it was. Unfortunately we don’t have one, except a recent convert who hasn’t been proven yet.

    As has been said before, “I didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left me.”

  • Goat says:

    Steph, Fred was static staus quo, Mitt looks forward and the Dems look backward. Are you saying that I am not a conservative because I didn’t become all woozy over Fred and believe we as conservatives need to move forward into a new century.?

  • hillbilly says:

    My friend, we’re only talk about the primary, not the general. I doubt my vote for Romney would count anymore than it would count for Thompson.

    Haven’t you seen the hit pieces on Romney, yet? Now, they’re saying he’ll last only because of his money… which was once a plus, wasn’t it?

    Regardless of what I decide to do for the primary, I’ll most likely hold a handkercheif over my nose and vote Republican.

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