Fred is IN... Paleo Bob Novak says so...
Bob Novak, amiable curmudgeon of the Right, says so:
In just three weeks, Fred Thompson has transformed the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. It is not merely that he has come from nowhere to double digits in polls. He is the talk of GOP political circles because he is filling the conservative void in the field.
Republican activists have complained for months that none of the Big Three -- Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney-- fits the conservative model of a conservative leader for a conservative party. The party faithful have been waiting for another Ronald Reagan. But in conversations with them the past year, nobody mentioned Thompson as the messiah until he appeared March 11 on "Fox News Sunday."
What a disconnect. Any person with a sense of the pulse of the party knows that FDT is the candidate of choice. No other viable candidate embodies all of the principles conservatives do. There is no longer such thing as a 'paleo Conservative'. Modern technology and communication has obliterated that ideal. It officially died on 9/11.
Like in the 40's, we must engage the world, and do so in a way to protect our freedoms. Europe is abrogating the responsibility of defending individual freedoms, while they are the worst affected. We need to carry the mantle. Fred Thompson embodies that spirit, the vigor, and the voice to do it.
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