13 September 2007

Fred Thompson: Went His Own Way

An interesting article from Politifact.com, the former Senator from Tennessee frequently went his own way in the defense of federalism. It is now becoming an issue for his Presidential campaign. Thompson is quoted this way in the article: “I’ve cast a couple of 99-1 votes. I was the '1' during my career up there,” Thompson told a crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 2007. “My staff went nuts, you know, said this is the ruination of everything. I said, ‘No, no, no, we’ll just put out a little statement and explain this is just Fred being Fred.’”

Thompson seems to be one of the few candidates talking about federalism. Only the days and weeks ahead will determine the popularity of that message.