April 17, 2007

Thomas on Thompson

Cal Thomas is pretty much behind Fred Thompson.

Yes, we made mistakes in Iraq, Thompson says. "We went in there too light, wrong rules of engagement, wrong strategy, placed too much emphasis on just holding things in place while we built up the Iraqi army, took longer than we figured. Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify things. I think we're doing that now."

Abortion? "Pro-life. . I think Roe vs. Wade was bad law and bad medical science. And the way to address that is through good judges."

Gay rights? "I think that we ought to be a tolerant nation. I think we ought to be tolerant people. But we shouldn't set up special categories for anybody. . Marriage is between a man and a woman and I don't believe judges ought to come along and change that."

As for "civil unions," Thompson thinks it should be left up to the states.

Gun control? Thompson is "against it generally."


Reagan comparisons are generally tiresome, but here's one anyway...
There's something else to like about Fred Thompson. He doesn't appear to be lusting after the job as if he needs it for his self-image. This, too, is much like Reagan, who knew who he was before becoming president and was the same after he left office.

Read it all.

2008 Race Posted by AlexC at April 17, 2007 10:48 AM

Dang, I really like Senator Thompson.

But if Cal Thomas is backing him...

Posted by: jk at April 17, 2007 11:38 AM | What do you think? [1]