State Rep. Chuck DeVore has come out of the closet and is throwing his support to unannounced presidential candidate, former Tennessee SenatorÃ‚Â Fred Thompson (there’s a certain other former Tennessee Senator far more qualified Chuck).
Read all about it here.
from OC Blog, Chuck writes:
I think every one of our current crop of candidates would be vastly better at being President than Clinton, Edwards, Obama or the others.Ã‚Â But, today I base my decision on who I think would be the best Republican Party nominee for President.Ã‚Â
We are engaged in a difficult war.Ã‚Â We have grown government far too large.Ã‚Â Huge tax increases loom as the tax cuts of BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first term are set to expire and as the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) grow relentlessly to ensnare more middle class Americans.Ã‚Â Out of control illegal immigration threatens the very fabric of society.Ã‚Â And the military, economic and diplomatic rise of a corrupt and fascist China and an authoritarian Russia threaten the U.S. in ways al-Qaeda could only dream of.Ã‚Â
Senator Thompson’s record is here.Ã‚Â Not sure if Chuck checked his record on immigration, but Thompson is clearly out of step with Chuck and the OC GOP establishment on this issue.Ã‚Â And I thought Gay Marriage was the issue to rip society apart, not illegal immigration.Ã‚Â But note the second paragraph in Chuck’s comments.Ã‚Â It’s all about selling fear as a motivator for voting Republican.Ã‚Â No ideas.Ã‚Â No optimism.Ã‚Â Fear.
As for the first comment of Chucks I bolded, I will say it again, a Ham Sandwich is a better candidate for president than any of the current crop of Republicans running for president.
And Thompson is a convicted flip flopper.Ã‚Â As this passage from the American Spectator notes:
During his first run for the U.S. Senate, Fred Thompson said in an interview to a libertarian Republican newsletter that the ultimate decision to have an abortion “must be made by the woman.”
The comments were made in the July/August issue of Republican Liberty, the official newsletter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
In the interview, Thompson was asked: “Some conservatives got flustered by your comments on abortion and Roe vs. Wade. Would you like to explain your position on abortion?”
Thompson answered: “Government should stay out of it. No public financing. The ultimate decision must be made by the woman. Government should treat its citizens as adults capable of making moral decisions on their own.”
I read that the reason Thompson didn’t run for re-election in Tennessee is that he hated the 14-16 hour days of endless voting.Ã‚Â Being president isn’t a 9-to-5 job.