Friday, April 13, 2007

Fred Thompson

There's been a lot of buzz recently over Fred Thompson, a Tennessee Republican, former Senator, and Law and Order actor. He's hailed as the savior of conservatives in a Republican field that contains no viable true conservatives.

This is what annoys me so much about Republicans. Fred Thompson is not a down the line conservative. He supported campaign finance reform, which is being used as an excuse by conservatives to not support John McCain. He supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, another excuse to not support John McCain.

So why don't conservatives just support McCain? Simple. McCain isn't partisan. He considers his primary role in government to be governing. Republicans see the primary role of Republican politicians to be attacking Democrats. Thompson and Giuliani, despite their ideological heresies, never work against their own team. McCain will if he feels his team is going in the wrong direction.

IMO, Thompson is just a weaker version of two guys who are already in the field: McCain and Giuliani.