Friday, September 7, 2007

Fears about Fred

So Fred Thompson is in the presidential race. But not all Republicans and conservatives favor him. Here's a troubling analysis of his social conservatism. Quote: "Remember Fred on CNN in August? Would Fred as president actively support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage? A simple question. A clear question. See Fred on videotape promise, "Yes."
Fred is not a flip-flopper. He doesn't talk out of both sides of his mouth. Like him or hate him, Fred lets you know where he stands. Right?... Does Fred support the Marriage Protection Amendment or doesn't he? The amendment a majority of GOP senators supported in 2006? The one that's simple first sentence reads: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman"? No one can tell. So Team Thompson tidies up the mess to National Review online: "Fred Thompson does not support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage." "If necessary," though, Team Thompson says he might support some other constitutional amendment that has the word "marriage" in it. Oh dear. Fred's "yes" to Anderson Cooper actually meant "no." Was Fred confused by the question? Or was he trying to confuse us?"

A bit troubling. Conservatives and the American people want a straight shooter in this election. There seems no doubt of that. Is former Senator Thompson the one? Stay tuned.