One thing even Democrats could always admire about Fred Thompson was that he almost never yapped about Jesus on the campaign trail. Whatever his religious faith, if any, he kept it to himself. But that was before this presidential campaign and the amazing rise of Pastor Huckabee in the polls. Now, it turns out that even Thompson, who has acknowledged that he rarely darkens the church doors, isn't above whoring himself to try to win the Bible-thumper vote. He went to church
yesterday to court evangelical support and actually gave a speech from the pulpit. He's lucky he wasn't struck by lightning. The holy water was probably boiling over.
Thompson has also been mentioning God a lot lately in his public appearances. One of his new signature lines is, “Our rights come not from government but from God.” That just gives you goose bumps, doesn't it?
In Greenville, S.C., last week, a voter asked Thompson what he'd do in his first 90 days as president, and Thompson replied, “I'll tell you what I'll do the first day. I'll walk into the Oval Office and close the door behind me and get down on my knees and pray for guidance and pray for the strength to do the right thing and the wisdom to know what the right thing is.”
That kind of Hallmark-card bullshit goes over really well with Republicans. They gave Thompson a big round of applause.
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from the campaign trail, Thompson has finally figured out what everyone else has known for a while. He's toast if he doesn't do well in Iowa on Jan. 3.