In my life as a voter, I think Fred Thompson is the first candidate I actually believed in. I was early to jump on as a supporter. In this article the summary of the way in which the campaign was run and the summary of Thompson’s principles which guide him politically — Federalism, States’ rights, Individual rights — is the summary of why I really liked and believed in Fred Thompson.
I think the political process in hopelessly flawed, primarily by one overriding factor. The ideal people to run the country are unwilling to apply for the job. They understand the ramifications of sitting in the President’s chair and are unwilling to subject themselves to those conditions (broad brush caveats apply).
I think Fred Thompson was one of the few that might actually be well suited to be President. I’m sorry we won’t get a chance to see him in that role.
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