Fred Thompson delivered a passionate speech last night at the Republican convention. I supported Fred during the GOP primary and was disappointed that his campaign never really took off. During the primary Fred just didn't seem to show much passion...but he sure did last night!
Fred was right on target when he described the kind of character needed in our leaders, "This is the kind of character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their leaders. Strength. Courage. Humility. Wisdom. Duty. Honor." John McCain possesses all of these traits to a much greater extent than Obama.
Fred, referring to John McCain, noted, "It's pretty clear there are two questions we will never have to ask ourselves, "Who is this man?" and "Can we trust this man with the presidency?" Since Obama has been given a complete pass by the media, we still don't know who he is after 19 months of campaigning!
Another money quote was when Fred discussed the historic nature of the Obama campaign, "History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for president. Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it's the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation's history." The Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid led Congress has the lowest approval rating ever - so I'm glad that Fred alluded to this fact!
Finally, Fred was right on the money when describing the Dem's tax plan, "Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases. They tell you they are not going to tax your family. No, they're just going to tax "businesses!" So unless you buy something from "business," like groceries or clothes or gasoline ... or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small "business," don't worry ... it's not going to affect you. They say they are not going to take any water out of your side of the bucket, just the "other" side of the bucket! That's their idea of tax reform."
Tonight should be another great night of speeches!