Monday, November 12, 2007

National Right to Life to endorse Thompson

Reported at The Politico and elsewhere today:
Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familiar with the decision. ....

NRLC is the most prominent anti-abortion group in the country, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters.

A spokesperson for the organization declined to comment on their endorsement decision, but Thompson was likely rewarded for his strong pro-life voting record in the Senate. As Thompson frequently touts on the stump, he rated out at 100% on the group's report card. ....
Nat'l Right to Life to endorse Thompson - Jonathan Martin's Blog -


  1. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    During the early stumbles of Fred Thompson’s Presidential campaign, his poll numbers and position in the race were sustained by the perception of Republican voters that he was the most conservative candidate in the Republican field. That is no longer the case.
    Mr. Thompson needs this endorsement to keep his Conservative credentials

    Rasmussen Poll

    Mitt Romney now tops Thompson and is seen as the most conservative candidate while Mike Huckabee is gaining ground fast on that front. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey data shows that 46% of Republican voters see Romney as politically conservative (see crosstabs). That’s up ten percentage points from 36% a month ago. Romney has also opened a significant lead in New Hampshire, home of the first Republican Presidential Primary.

    At the same time, the number seeing Thompson as politically conservative has fallen eleven percentage points to 40% (see crosstabs). Thirty-four percent (34%) of Republicans now see the former Tennessee Senator as politically moderate while 3% say he’s liberal. As doubts of Thompson’s conservative credentials have grown, his support in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll has declined.

  2. And that's all too bad.

    Romney's conversion is recent and convenient.

    Huckabee is good, from my perspective, on abortion and the social issues generally, but his tax plan is a non-starter, his populist approach to economics will alienate other Republican constituencies, and he's very shaky on things like global warming. And if nominated, the Democrats will make him look like a troglodyte.

    Thompson is the most reliable conservative in the field. Good on the social issues. Very good on foreign and military policy. And willing to put forward sound proposals on social security and immigration.

    If we're not careful, we'll have to choose between Romney and Giuliani.

    All that said, any of them would be better than any of the prospective Democrats.


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