Fred Thompson – Real Candidate?
Fred Thompson wins 5 quality points for his position on several hot-button issues and his understanding that there is a threat to Western Civilization from Islam.
He warned that the United States has not come to grips with “the threat that’s facing us in the global war against radical Islamic fundamentalists. We’re dealing with folks that want to bring us to our knees and bring Western civilization to its knees.”
“I am unabashedly pro life, I am pro second amendment, and I don’t apologize for the United States of America,” Thompson said over cheers and applause during a speech at the Iowa State Fair.
“This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I’m tired of people feeling like they’ve got to apologize for America,” said Thompson
However, Thompson lost 1 of the 5 quality points by refusing repeated requests to rule out raising taxes or cutting entitlement programs.
“We are in the process of gradually bankrupting future generations in this country,” Thompson said of Social Security and other entitlement programs that will plunge the federal government deeply into debt over the next decade.
Thompson obviously understands that entitlement programs are what is bankrupting the country, but didn’t talk about how to fix the problem. How a candidate will handle this problem is important and hopefully one he will address in the near future.
This runner is still a wait and see.