Former GOP Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, speaking at a GOP gathering in
South Carolina today, hit his usual core issues, tax cuts, and terrorism -- but also took an apparent shot at GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani's checklist of things he says a president needs to do to be successful.Thompson, in what seemed to be a direct criticism of Giuliani, said, "The question is what are your underlying principles what do you believe in?" The still unannounced candidate went on to say, "Anybody can talk from a mental checklist of talking points. What do you really believe in? Where are you coming from?"
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I think he is talking about all politicians. We hear too many questions answered with these "talking points". That is one of the reasons I like Fred. When he is asked a question he seems to answer it with his true beliefs, not what he thinks people want to here.Let me know if you get that same feeling with any other candidates, Republican or Democrat, because I don't.
I don't want a president that just kisses up to me. I want to know how he feels about the issues.
Win, Fred, Win