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Fred Thompson quits Law and Order

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Gaiudo, May 31, 2007.

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  1. Gaiudo

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,276634,00.html

    Looks like Fred is clearing the runway for takeoff.



    WASHINGTON — Actor Fred Thompson is giving up his role as a prosecutor on the TV series "Law & Order," perhaps for a run at the White House.

    The show's creator and executive producer Dick Wolf said Thompson asked for his release Wednesday. Wolf said the former Tennessee senator told him he "has not made a firm decision about his political future," but the show's production schedule would create constraints.

    Thompson has yet to announce he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, but GOP officials with knowledge of his plans say he'll make his first formal campaign move soon. He's expected to establish an exploratory committee in the coming days, a move that would allow Thompson to hire a staff and begin fundraising.
     
  2. ravnew

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    Get ready, here he comes. Fred/Ron for 08
     
  3. Stoney

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    The BBC has just posted an article that Fred is running. :)
     
  4. pcosmar

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    Dude, Don't give up your day job.
     
  5. Man With A Gun

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    He LOOKS the part and TALKS a good game but is LIGHT on doing things according to his track record in the Senate.

    Be that as it may, can he take over TODAY? Just get that little cowboy out of there as fast as possible. :D
     
  6. NORTEXED

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    By all means, get the cowboy out and send in another Peanut farmer???
     
  7. Eagle103

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    I like him but I just don't see a 65 year old guy with incurable cancer getting elected.
     
  8. S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

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    Ron Paul!!
     
  9. Colt

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    Or as the majority of the very few people who have ever heard his name know him: "That kook who blames the US for 9/11"

    Paul can't even win a poll here on THR, whose population is comprised of a much higher percentage of likely Paul supporters than the general voting public.

    Where do I send my check, Fred?!
     
  10. glockman19

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    Fred filed papers to form an exploritory campaign organization. The first step. I expect he'll announce shortly.
     
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    Yep, I heard the news this morning. I'm not surprised. I'm happy to see him running, he is running. As things stand today, he'll very likely get my vote.
     
  12. tegemu

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    Run Fred Run !!!!
     
  13. ravnew

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    As of now, Fred will get my support as well.
     
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    He's got my money, and time.
     
  15. Jamie C.

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    I get the feeling that if Fred really wants the job of POTUS, he'll get it. He seems like a very smart fellow, with good knowledge and experience of how best to get where he wants to go.

    This may prove to be good or bad. Only time will tell.


    J.C.
     
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    Yeah!:D The Fred is about to land. He'll get a lot of my time and money too.
     
  17. Sam Adams

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    Ravnew and SPECTRE

    If the primary or general was today, I'd crawl over broken glass to vote for Fred. He's pro-gun, anti-tax, anti-illegal immigration and for winning the war we're in. What more can you ask for in a candidate who ACTUALLY HAS A CHANCE TO WIN NEXT NOVEMBER?

    Well, I can ask for one thing: name J.C. Watts as your Veep. He's got solid, solid conservative credentials, but is a young and vibrant offset to Fred's more grandfatherly look and the fact of his lymphoma (which is thankfully the least virulent type and in remission). He's also Black, which will eliminate the Dems normal fearmongering on race relations, and they'll maybe even get 20% or 25% of the Black vote. If that happens, no Dem can possibly win.

    I agree with Colt that most people who've only recently heard of Ron Paul think that he's a kook because of his 9/11 statement. IF, IF, IF he managed to get the nomination, he'd lose worse than Goldwater in '64.
     
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    And he can run the Wishbone in Washington DC! :D

    JC's a good man!!
     
  19. RockyMtnTactical

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    I like Fred. :)
     
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    In this case, our loss is our gain!
     
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    Ahem.

    Looks to me like he has 66%, and the closest follower has about 7%.
     
  22. Gaiudo

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    Ahem...


    Get a real poll... like one with Thompson in it. If you read through the posts, TONS of people are writing in FT. Sorry, that poll is outdated and meaningless.
     
  23. Jamie C.

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    Y'know, I get the feeling that in 2009, Ron Paul supporters are still gonna be saying he won the election...

    Now where have I heard anything like that before? Hmm.... :rolleyes:

    The fact is, even here, Ron Paul usually looses by about a third. And that's against somebody that hasn't even declared at the time. :scrutiny:

    Sorry, but nothing says "nutcase" more than a denial of reality....


    J.C.
     
  24. Avenger29

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    The Dems will cry race, because a conservative Black ain't black- he is an Uncle Tom.

    I'm sorry, Ron Paul literally does not have a snowball's chance in hell if winning. I'm not going to say when pigs fly, 'cause, given a big enough catapult, I can make a pig fly.

    Unless, of course, the whole country was to actually treat the Presidential election seriously instead of the popularity contest it is now. Then, we might have some hope.

    Fred Thompson might have a chance of at least gaining the Republican nomination. And face it, it will either be a Republican or a Democrat in the White house after GWB. Not that there is much difference between the current candidates of either party.

    BOHICA. I predict another Klinton in the White House.
     
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    Ron Paul may not have much of a chance of winning, but here's to hoping he asks plenty of REEAALLY uncomfortable questions in the upcoming debates.:evil:
     
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