As momentum continues to build for a Fred Thompson candidacy, the attacks and sniping are also growing. The latest attack comes from the spokesperson of a pro-life group who says that, “voting to restrict or regulate abortion does not necessarily mean he (Thompson) believes that every innocent human life is entitled to protection under the law.”
So in other words, Fred Thompson’s voting record doesn’t matter. What matters is what he believes. Huh?
This criticism comes despite the fact that in his recent Fox News Sunday interview, Senator Thompson said that he is pro-life (which is how he has always voted) and that he believes that Roe v. Wade is “bad law.”
This pro-life spokesperson cites the candidacies of Senator Sam Brownback, Governor Mike Huckabee, Congressman Tom Tancredo, and Congressman Duncan Hunter as examples of the perfect candidate. While all of these candidates are fine men, I choose to support the pro-life conservative who actually stands a chance of beating Hillary. If one of those four candidates actually wins the nomination and then beats the Democrat nominee, I will shave my head, a la Britney Spears. That’s a promise.
Those of you who know me well know that I am unequivocally pro-life. In my experience, candidates can say anything and everything in a campaign or an interview, but what matters most is how they vote once they are elected. That’s why I feel comfortable supporting Thompson; he has a stellar pro-life voting record. What more can you ask of a candidate for President?
Senator Brownback has voted against the President on the war in Iraq, and that is very troubling to me. Senator Thompson would be a strong leader in the global war on terror (a phrase that the Democrats have banned, by the way.) Every candidate is going to have an opinion with which someone on the conservative side will disagree. No candidate is perfect. But in my view, looking at our options, Senator Fred Thompson looks the best, hands down. Sometimes you have to wonder if the people who object to a candidate for no apparent reason are in politics for the right reason. Do they really want to elect a conservative, or do they just want attention? I don’t know. But I do know that some people are just never happy.