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Monday, March 12, 2007
I have placed a Fred Thompson for President logo at the top of this blog. So far, I have not been particularly keen on any of the Republican frontrunners; each for their own reasons. Guiliani doesn't have the convictions to stand behind his newfound conservative social policies, and it's hard to see an admitted adulterer winning the Presidency (at least from the Republican side of the aisle). McCain is a politician first and a conservative second. He's very wishy washy on some key issues and has made some huge errors in judgment in the past in the name of "bi-partisanship"; plus he's really old. Romney has some history of liberal social policies like Guiliani, plus he was elected governor by Massachusetts, which worries me. The rest of the names out there likewise are either worrisome in their conservative credentials or appear likely unelectable come November 2008. Which brings me to Fred Thompson. He is a strong conservative without any past leftist leanings, he's got name recognition from his time as a senator from Tennessee and his current stint as the head District Attorney Arthur Branch on the NBC show Law and Order, he is still heavily involved in politics as he helped aid Chief Justice Roberts' confirmation process and has been a leading advocate for Scooter Libby, and, to my knowledge, has little or no past personal issues.

So here's hoping he says yes to a run for president.


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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