“Governor Romney has called for the repeal of the McCain-Feingold-Thompson campaign finance bill that Fred Thompson championed because he agrees with conservatives who correctly recognize the bill as a legislative abomination.
“Desperate and defensive attacks from Fred Thompson won’t change Governor Romney’s criticism of that bill and the suppression of free speech it has hoisted upon conservative advocacy groups. If anything it shows that Fred Thompson’s campaign has already started flailing about with negative attacks, and they’re only on their second week.”
Who wins this one? It depends I think on what Thompson says is his current position. We blogged here about his run in with Club for Growth and his unwillingness to renounce his support of the issue ad ban. I think on the NRA day when Thompson by all accounts had a fine performance he would have been better served to stick with the “consistent gun rights supporter” message rather than go down a road which is actually a weak point for him, campaign finance reform. It seems a strange choice of message.
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