Michael Tanner’s comparison of Fred Thompson to the other candidates is based only on what Candidate Thompson has said, or what he supported as 1% of the Senate. A look at what he has actually done would also be helpful.
Senators do not “do things.” They make laws that force other people to “do things.” Before his eight years in the Senate, Thompson spent 20 years as a lobbyist; he was not a lobbyist for smaller government. His mission was to grab the biggest piece of government pie he could.
It is true that the law enforcement agencies run by Thompson have never committed any abuses, because he has never run a law enforcement agency. The health insurance structure adopted by the state he governed cannot be compared to Hillarycare, because he has never governed. The companies he has managed have never had a production shortfall, because he has never been engaged in production.p>If you were a large shareholder of a major public corporation, would you want Fred Thompson to be its CEO? Of course not. No responsible board of directors of a huge enterprise would hire a CEO that had never been in an executive position. It would be a mistake for us to hire the chief executive of the most important enterprise on Earth, the United States, based only on his recitation of talking points crafted to please a small government audience. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?