Sunday, March 11, 2007

Former Sen. Fred Thompson

Christian and traditionalist conservatives may want to consider this guy as they think about a Presidential candidate for 2008. Chris Wallace interviewing former Senator Fred Dalton Thompson:
WALLACE: As we said, perhaps the main reason that people are talking about you is this uneasy feeling among conservatives that there is not one of their own, a true conservative, in the field.

So let's do a lightning round - quick questions, quick answers, a variety of issues - to see where Fred Thompson stands.


WALLACE: Abortion.

THOMPSON: Pro-life.

WALLACE: Do you want to overturn Roe vs. Wade?

THOMPSON: I think Roe vs. Wade was bad law and bad medical science. And the way to address that is through good judges. I don't think the court ought to wake up one day and make new social policy for the country. It's contrary to what it's been the past 200 years. We have a process in this country to do that. Judges shouldn't be doing that. That's what happened in that case. I think it was wrong.

WALLACE: Gay rights.

THOMPSON: 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. And I'm for the rights of everybody, including gays, but not any special rights.

WALLACE: So, gay marriage? You're against.

THOMPSON: Yes. You know, marriage is between a man and a woman, and I don't believe judges ought to come along and change that.

WALLACE: What about civil unions?

THOMPSON: I think that that ought to be left up to the states. I personally do not think that that is a good idea, but I believe in many of these cases where there's real dispute in the country, these things are not going to be ever resolved. [the entire interview]
If Giuiani, Romney and McCain are all unsatisfactory for one reason or another, not to mention Clinton and Obama, the best choice may be waiting in the wings.

Source: - Former Sen. Fred Thompson on 'FOX News Sunday' - Chris Wallace

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