November 19, 2007

The Pajamas Media War on Terror Conversation with Fred Thompson

The Pajamas Media War on Terror Conversation with Fred Thompson that Roger Simon and I did last week is online, and I hope that the questions we asked Senator Thompson will give you a better idea of his positions and his passions than do the short, 15-second sound bites candidates are usually allowed.

I don't want to lead anyone—these War on Terror conversations are about informing, not guiding—but I did want to comment on the some of the "conventional wisdom" regarding Senator Thompson, that claims his campaign lacks energy and drive, and that it is lazy.

I was able to watch the first part of the Senator's speech before leaving to get ready for our interview, and I found him to be a passionate and engaging speaker. But don't take my word for it. Watch the conversation, and decide for yourself.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 19, 2007 07:23 AM

Mr. Thompson's thoughtful answers to your excellent questions were a great comfort. I agree that the Bush Administration's most serious weakness is its failure to communicate with our fellow citizens and nurture the national will necessary to prevail in the War on Terror.

Posted by: Sissy Willis at November 19, 2007 08:13 AM

Fred Thompson on National Will

Posted by: Cannoneer No. 4 at November 19, 2007 09:32 AM

Due to limited time this morning I wasn't able to see it all, but given what I was able to see, I see no reason to reverse my support of him.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 19, 2007 10:01 AM

Great interview, Bob.

Posted by: John at November 19, 2007 12:37 PM

Fred Thompson has it exactly right. Do not trust North Korea. It is probably impossible to deal with the current religious regime in Iran, but we need to watch for proper opportunities. We need to hear the voices of non-violent Muslims, not CAIR propaganda. We need to support those who have the courage to stand up and speak out against Islamofascism and Islamism. We need to rebuild Americans' desire to stand up and serve their country so we can protect ourselves, our country, and liberate people around the world who live under totalitarian regimes.

Posted by: Connie at November 19, 2007 01:21 PM

Looks like Fred is gonna be getting some of my money on Wednesday... not because it's his big fundraising push day, but because it's payday.

Posted by: C-C-G at November 19, 2007 08:11 PM