I was actually commenting on another blog and realized my comment was worthy of a post. The democrats are already in the basement thinking about 2008 and hopefully our strategists are too. With that said, I haven’t really noticed any republicans that are in the spotlight. Perhaps it’s too early, or I haven’t noticed, but we have to start soon.
I was reading up on Fred Dalton Thompson and became pretty stoked about my findings. I also recall this topic on Disgruntled’s blog. Here’s an excerpt from the Wikipedia bio on Thompson:
"On November 8, 1994, Thompson was elected to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of Al Gore, defeating six-term Democratic U.S. Representative Jim Cooper in a landslide which represented the most votes anyone had ever received for a statewide office in Tennessee history up to that point."
Hopefully, this occurrence would be something that the republicans will consider if we end up in a battle with a viable opponent. Sure there is quite the list of republican, note-worthy nominees but now we need to revert back to our foundation: federalism, fiscal conservancy, and perhaps non-intrusive foreign agenda. We need to nominate someone who will energize our party – not some neocon or RINO for that matter.
Don’t forget that Thompson was also the buffer on the John Roberts nomination, something to consider when questioning his motives.
Watch the video of Thompson about Roberts on Meet the Press.