Late Entry Joins The Race -- Courant.com

Late Entry Joins The Race -- Courant.com

There are 39 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 6, 2007, titled Late Entry Joins The Race -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Fred Thompson's celebrity has carried him to second place in many of the Republican presidential preference polls - and until Wednesday night, when he formally announced his candidacy, he had scarcely lifted a ...

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Since: Jul 07

New Britain

#1 Sep 6, 2007
"He's a standard-issue, Southern-fried conservative who wants, among other things, to abolish abortion rights, squash gay rights, lower taxes and continue the war in Iraq."

Obviously an editorial provides opinions, but in an editorial which at first glance is seemingly neutral, this crap is unbelievably slanted. Scare tactics and misinformation, as usual from the liberal media.
Vincent J Cronan

Broad Brook, CT

#2 Sep 7, 2007
It's amazing that we have reached the point where we consider Fred Thompson to be entering the Presidential race "late" when he announces his candidacy 14 months before the election. And just how much work at their real jobs are people like Clinton and Obama doing for the next year or so? What a system!
Pat Longo

Norwalk, CT

#3 Sep 7, 2007
Once again we have Courant left-wing spin. Senator Thompson has not said he wants to abolish abortion, only return the decision to the states. Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said Roe v Wade was wrongly decided. Like most Republicans he does not favor gay marriage. Does anyone remember the Defense of Mariage Act passed by Congress during the Clinton years? And, yes, in heavily taxed Connecticut lowering taxes is a great idea. Can you refute the fact that the Bush tax cuts have resulted in increased federal revenue?
Squeenter Squillo

West Hartford, CT

#4 Sep 7, 2007
CTFamily wrote:
"He's a standard-issue, Southern-fried conservative who wants, among other things, to abolish abortion rights, squash gay rights, lower taxes and continue the war in Iraq."
Obviously an editorial provides opinions, but in an editorial which at first glance is seemingly neutral, this crap is unbelievably slanted. Scare tactics and misinformation, as usual from the liberal media.
Squeenter's thought as well here! The courant mentions the abortion first and gay rights second, and I don't think these are near to Fred's top priorities, or that he is too out of the mainstream on them either. Continue the war? Every candidate, dems included, intends to continue it to a satisfactory conclusion, whethers they say so or not.

Can you imagine the courant ever describing Hillary or any dem as "wants to abolish gun rights, provide taxpayer funding for abortions, make gay marriage the law of the land and raise taxes"?

Wouldn't happen. Dems are a bit scared of the Fred. Squeenter think maybe they should be.
Janice

Windsor, CT

#5 Sep 7, 2007
typical Courant left-wing blather: use negative stereotypes and innuendo regarding the candidate's willingness to work hard and his mental acuity. Compared to that corrupt buffoon Dodd? No contest and this man can beat Billary.
Fran

AOL

#6 Sep 8, 2007
It's amazing that so many consider the Courant liberal. This paper has consistently supported such liberals as George Bush, and our disgraceful Joe Lieberman. As for Fred Huckleberry Thompson, he is a total phony who campaigned for office in a rented red truck, instead of his expensive private high price auto. He wants less bureacracy but helped pass the bill setting up the Dept. of Homeland Security which has wasted millions and failed to respond adequately to Katrina. He is a Washington insider who wants to come across as a good ol' country boy. Why is it that none of the top Republican favorites campaigning for president and fiercely supporting thr disaster that is the Iraq war never served in the military? Maybe, like Cheney, they had more important things to do. By the way, that includes our "independ" Senator Lieberman and Republican congressman Chris Shaye,1537 chickenhawks all.
Mrs BJ Clinton

East Hartford, CT

#7 Sep 8, 2007
Fran wrote:
Why is it that none of the top Republican favorites campaigning for president and fiercely supporting thr disaster that is the Iraq war never served in the military? Maybe, like Cheney, they had more important things to do. By the way, that includes our "independ" Senator Lieberman and Republican congressman Chris Shaye,1537 chickenhawks all.
He served in the same unit as me, Hiliary Rotten Clinton, My husband BJ, Osama Obama, Dennis Kookooscinich, Joe Biden, and most of the people in the democrat party.

If that is your criteria on presidential voting, please be consistent. If Thompson is a chicken hawk, the dems must be chicken chickens.
Fran

AOL

#8 Sep 8, 2007
To Mrs. BJ: The most avid supporters of the war in Iraq are Republicans who prefer to send others to fight the wars they support. I didn't support Clinton and will not support any of the current crop of candidates hyping the Iraq war.I guess BJ is happy with the Idiot in Chief who cries a lot, but during thr Vietnam war was having a heck of a time drinking and partying while almost 57,000 Americans died. He has no shame, saying two weeks ago that we should not have abandoned South Vietnam, because among other things, the USA showed enemies its weakness. There may be some valid reasons for fighting wars, but neither Vietnam nor Iraq qualify. Just days ago, the Decider told the Australians that we were kicking ass in Iraq, taking credit for the what troops are dying for. This comes from a macho man who couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag--a cowboy,with a fake ranch and who is afraid to ride horses. The Republican right- wingers considered Bush senior a whimp, who in fact was a war hero. And these same people consider Junior AWOL a strong leader. Is this your idea of consistency?
Justice Seeker

Windsor, CT

#9 Sep 8, 2007
Fran wrote:
To Mrs. BJ: The most avid supporters of the war in Iraq are Republicans who prefer to send others to fight the wars they support. I didn't support Clinton and will not support any of the current crop of candidates hyping the Iraq war.I guess BJ is happy with the Idiot in Chief who cries a lot, but during thr Vietnam war was having a heck of a time drinking and partying while almost 57,000 Americans died. He has no shame, saying two weeks ago that we should not have abandoned South Vietnam, because among other things, the USA showed enemies its weakness. There may be some valid reasons for fighting wars, but neither Vietnam nor Iraq qualify. Just days ago, the Decider told the Australians that we were kicking ass in Iraq, taking credit for the what troops are dying for. This comes from a macho man who couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag--a cowboy,with a fake ranch and who is afraid to ride horses. The Republican right- wingers considered Bush senior a whimp, who in fact was a war hero. And these same people consider Junior AWOL a strong leader. Is this your idea of consistency?
I agree with your assesment on Bush and the war, and I'm a conservative Republican.

I do understand your concern with the yahoo go to war republicans. I'm equally concerned.

As a conservative republican, I'm for following the constitution, and it says only congress can declare war. Based on Our constitution this war is illegal.
The dem's control congress and have also failed to cut off funding for this illegal war.

Both parties are the same in many ways. They both lie to the American people.
Bush told us that Iraq was a direct threat to the American people, and that is what dictators do, they lie to scare the masses.
The dem's ran in the last election telling people they would stop the war and bring our troops home. They also lied.

As a conservative I believe in small government, Low taxes, and a strong military defense, as well as following the constitution to protect peoples civil liberties.

If the American people feel that our national safety is directly in danger, the people are supposed to speak through their representives in congress. Then congress can declare war. Then you go to war, win it and come home!
These wars were we occupie countries endlessly indanger the American people as well as our brave troops.

We need to rid our country of both parties if they continue to urinate on the Constitution and the American people.
We as Americans are not being represented by the people in power, and they must go.

When the government fears the people, you have freedom.
When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson
An American

Windsor, CT

#10 Sep 8, 2007
99% of career politicians have an agenda, and it's not whats best for the American people.

Americans better wake up before it's to late. Voting for the lesser of two evil's is still evil.

Doesn't matter which party it is. Hillary, Rudy, Edwards, Mccain, Obama, Thompson, Romney, they're all the same. They are career politicians who want to be dictators. They could'nt care less what the people want.

The only true American leader running for president is Congressman Ron Paul from Texas.

Do yourself and your family a favor and listen to what he stands for. He's an honest man who pushes back at the career Politicians.

Doctor Paul voted against the war and the Patriot act, and he is a republican.

SAVE AMERICA AND VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION VOTE FOR CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL!

Ronpaul2008.com
Mrs BJ Clinton

Houston, TX

#11 Sep 8, 2007
Blood of Heroes - http://www.fdnylodd.com/9-11-Never-Forget/Mem...
In October of 2002, after hearing all the nay-sayers whining about going to war to fight against terrorism,(and to protect our interests and defend our allies) I wondered; how exactly do we defend and maintain our freedom then? If not by the violent destruction of those who would threaten us, then by what means? There comes a time when even peace loving people have to fight. It seemed to me that far too many of us had forgotten the real issue in all of this - the people. More precisely, the American people - our Founding Fathers, our veterans, our military, our civil servants and even regular folk - those who have died or could die in the service of this country - in establishing, protecting and maintaining our freedom. If this isn't enough of a reason to go anywhere to fight anyone - to preserve the American way of life - then what is there left on this earth that matters at all? God help us! I made 'Blood of Heroes' to remind people that everything we enjoy in America today is the result of someone's sacrifice, that it is constantly threatened - and that it is still worth fighting for. Not a lighthearted thought, indeed. Hopefully, this site will remind us all of the human cost that has been paid for our freedom, our safety and our luxury. A price paid not just so you and I can vote and pray, but also so we can sit on the couch, watching TV, having 30 minute pizzas delivered to our doors. Even if you don't vote or pray, there is still plenty left worth fighting for. Think about that. With all the invective about "blood for oil", we are not only justified in going to war - we were obligated to do it - and to do it in every place on this earth that ever poses a threat to the American way of life. It isn't blood for oil. It's blood for freedom - the blood of our heroes. We owe it to them... and we owe it to our children. Period.- continued -
Mrs BJ Clinton

Houston, TX

#12 Sep 8, 2007
We are lucky to live in the United States of America - and this privilege didn't come cheap. Our Founding Fathers were not cowards. They made immense sacrifices to establish this Great Nation in freedom - not the least of which was going to war with the enemy of that freedom. All of those who have fought in the subsequent wars and conflicts and those who are fighting today have continued to make sacrifices in order to defend those original ideals. Even now, our civil servants, particularly Firefighters and Police, are making sacrifices to maintain the quality of our lives in this freedom. If you are not willing to do everything in your power to defend this Great Nation, even taking up arms if it is necessary, then who will? If you will not defend America, that is your choice - but sit in silence and do not criticize those brave and valiant individuals who have the sense of duty, the measure of courage and the determination of heart to protect America... and, I might add, your cowardly soul.Some have written with criticism. One person said they thought that including the photo of the woman falling from the building was in poor taste. Well, I am sorry you feel that way, but reality isn't always pretty. That woman really did jump - and so did hundreds of others. Yes, the photos are offensive - not because they are graphic in nature - but because of what they represent. None of them are even close, visually speaking, to the level of violence on any major network during prime time. When I hear people make this charge, what I really hear them saying is 'I can't handle reality, I need to be in denial.' Well fine then, go back to sleep Virginia. Brave men will protect you. Just stop criticizing them for doing it the only way they know how, even if it is ugly. Some people would have us forget that a heavy price has been paid so that we can live in comfort and security, barely even noticing the reality of the world around us. But that privilege didn't just fall out of a box - it was established in blood. The fact that you are comfortable is no reason to take it for granted. On September 11, 2001 - taking it for granted was no longer an option. I am sorry if you feel that the depiction of actual events should be watered down into some kind of a Hallmark Card event, just so you can feel more comfortable. That kind of logic dictates that we may as well forget the whole thing. Sorry, not here. Not now. Not ever! If we cannot remember this for what it really is, then why remember it at all? I dare not take any real credit for this presentation. After all, it is only significant because of what it showcases. All I did was take someone else's photos, someone else's quotes and someone else's music and put it all together to try and remind us all of something we should never forget anyway. The email link is not here for my benefit, but only because I would hate to miss the opportunity to share this with even more people. Many viewers have contacted me through email to ask if they could have a copy to show at gatherings for emergency and military personnel, in their churches and at their schools. That is a huge blessing to me as it means even more people will be reminded.
I hope you will take a few moments to reflect on what we have and who paid for it. Look up and thank God that you live free in a nation that is blessed by Him and defended by heroes. Romans 5:8,9 May God continue to bless America and all who defend her. Fly the flag.
Mrs BJ Clinton

Houston, TX

#13 Sep 8, 2007
Fran wrote:
To Mrs. BJ: The most avid supporters of the war in Iraq are Republicans who prefer to send others to fight the wars they support. I didn't support Clinton and will not support any of the current crop of candidates hyping the Iraq war.I guess BJ is happy with the Idiot in Chief who cries a lot, but during thr Vietnam war was having a heck of a time drinking and partying while almost 57,000 Americans died. He has no shame, saying two weeks ago that we should not have abandoned South Vietnam, because among other things, the USA showed enemies its weakness. There may be some valid reasons for fighting wars, but neither Vietnam nor Iraq qualify. Just days ago, the Decider told the Australians that we were kicking ass in Iraq, taking credit for the what troops are dying for. This comes from a macho man who couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag--a cowboy,with a fake ranch and who is afraid to ride horses. The Republican right- wingers considered Bush senior a whimp, who in fact was a war hero. And these same people consider Junior AWOL a strong leader. Is this your idea of consistency?
So you are against the war on terrorism. That's fine. I'm not. I'd bet that you wouldn't think that WWII was justified either. You would probably be one who said, "Why are we bombing Japan? Hilter isn't there!"

You should start your own political party with Ru Paul. The Ostrich Party. Now go stick your head back in the sand and everything will be ok.
An American

Windsor, CT

#14 Sep 8, 2007
We should have bombed Japan, they attacked us.
Iraq did'nt attack us. Ron Paul is a supporter of National defense and the military. In fact he was in the airforce.
If you believe we should'nt follow the advise of our founding fathers and follow the constitution then you get illegal wars. Only congress can declare war, and they did'nt...says so right in our most treasured document.
Ron Paul also said that if the white house and congress had'nt violated the second amendment...you remember that little doccument don't ya? The pilots should have had the right to be armed, but the very people you defend new better, and would'nt let them! The enemey had box cutters, and the pilots could've had guns.
3,000 dead Americans later, you're still defending these know nothing losers.
These are the same people you defend that have the front door to our country wide open, as illegals pour in.
Why don't we secure our borders before we start invading others without congressional approval.
Iran is also no threat to the United States, they barely have a military. Israel has around 250 nukes, and can defend herself just fine. Yet hear we are messing with another foriegn country.
As the Elitists scare the American people with, the enemy will follow us from Iraq we must stay....THATS CRAP!
As the sleeping Americans give up more and more civil liberties.

Who's the Ostrich?
Mrs BJ Clinton

Houston, TX

#15 Sep 8, 2007
Where in the constitution does it say how a declaration of war should be worded? Congress authorized use of military force overwhelmingly.

Only morons like you and Ru Paul can't see that.
Mrs BJ Clinton

Houston, TX

#16 Sep 8, 2007
An American wrote:
We should have bombed Japan, they attacked us.
Iraq did'nt attack us. Ron Paul is a supporter of National defense and the military. In fact he was in the airforce.
If you believe we should'nt follow the advise of our founding fathers and follow the constitution then you get illegal wars. Only congress can declare war, and they did'nt...says so right in our most treasured document.
Ron Paul also said that if the white house and congress had'nt violated the second amendment...you remember that little doccument don't ya? The pilots should have had the right to be armed, but the very people you defend new better, and would'nt let them! The enemey had box cutters, and the pilots could've had guns.
3,000 dead Americans later, you're still defending these know nothing losers.
These are the same people you defend that have the front door to our country wide open, as illegals pour in.
Why don't we secure our borders before we start invading others without congressional approval.
Iran is also no threat to the United States, they barely have a military. Israel has around 250 nukes, and can defend herself just fine. Yet hear we are messing with another foriegn country.
As the Elitists scare the American people with, the enemy will follow us from Iraq we must stay....THATS CRAP!
As the sleeping Americans give up more and more civil liberties.
Who's the Ostrich?
Hello genius... Did Hitler attack us? I guess you think it was ok that he and the islamo-facists go unfettered on their killing sprees?
I havent forgotten

Houston, TX

#17 Sep 8, 2007
Hello... Hello.... Where did all of the Ru Paul Constitutional geniuses go?
An American

Windsor, CT

#18 Sep 8, 2007
Mrs BJ Clinton wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello genius... Did Hitler attack us? I guess you think it was ok that he and the islamo-facists go unfettered on their killing sprees?
Like in Darfur...no oil there though
Disco Inferno

AOL

#19 Sep 8, 2007
A late entry uh? And since Swillary and Osama Hussien Obama have been in the race all year now, how have they been serving their constituency that elected them to do the job of being their senator? Not so good I guess.

Maybe if the Dems ask radical Islam to play nice they'll just go away? Why didn't president Bush think of that. NOT!

Get your heads out of your a-s-s-e-s Dumbocrats. Radical Islam hates you with every fiber of their being. They will never rest until we are all dead. There are over 70 suitcase nukes missing from the former Soviet Union. One of those bombs would kill hunderds of thousands of Americans. We are in the fight of our lives for our very existence on this planet.

Ron Paul is a joke. He should join the Dems and go run for dog catcher.

I'M WITH FRED!!!!! The dumbocrats are scared to death of him and I love it.

Watch the dumbocrats attack me for posting, enjoy the freak show.
I havent forgotten

Houston, TX

#20 Sep 8, 2007
Disco Inferno wrote:
A late entry uh? And since Swillary and Osama Hussien Obama have been in the race all year now, how have they been serving their constituency that elected them to do the job of being their senator? Not so good I guess.
Maybe if the Dems ask radical Islam to play nice they'll just go away? Why didn't president Bush think of that. NOT!
Get your heads out of your a-s-s-e-s Dumbocrats. Radical Islam hates you with every fiber of their being. They will never rest until we are all dead. There are over 70 suitcase nukes missing from the former Soviet Union. One of those bombs would kill hunderds of thousands of Americans. We are in the fight of our lives for our very existence on this planet.
Ron Paul is a joke. He should join the Dems and go run for dog catcher.
I'M WITH FRED!!!!! The dumbocrats are scared to death of him and I love it.
Watch the dumbocrats attack me for posting, enjoy the freak show.
Actually the real truth is that they all got in early. Traditionally, the race started after Labor Day. The MSM gets it wrong once again! I guess they were trying to spin the story to show that Fred was somehow a slow poke or something.

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