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Fred Thompson Wants 'No Amnesty'

It's a big day for political TV ads, and in the case of Fred Thompson, he's got great timing. On the same day Rudy Giuliani releases his first TV ad, and the day Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) decides to withdraw his plan to give illegal immigrants access to driver's licenses,...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (15)

Ask Fred

Folksy Fred Thompson answers some voter questions while rolling through Central Florida: Here he explains why he would have voted against the recent Medicare prescription drug coverage program. Sound Bite: "We shouldn't be adding on programs that make the solution even that much more difficult." And Fred's no fan...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 17, 2007; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Laid-Back Candidate

Fred Thompson is on the stump in Iowa and if he were any more relaxed, he'd be asleep. As it is, he's risking putting voters to sleep. Minimalism is a fine acting style, but is it a winning political style for 2008?...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | September 11, 2007; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Fred Thompson Video Ordeal

If your co-workers doze off in the cubicle next to you today, it may not be exhaustion. It may just be they tried watching the Fred Thompson announcement video, which clocks in at just under 15 minutes. Play Video VIDEO | Former Senator Fred Thompson Enters Race...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 6, 2007; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Fred Thompson's First

The first ad of the Fred Thompson for President campaign makes it TV debut tonight. It makes its online debut here. Play Video VIDEO | Fred Thompson TV Ad: 'Debate' The 30-second ad is set to run once tonight during the Republican presidential debate on Fox News Channel. An updated...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | September 5, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fred Thompson ... at Whose Service?

As The Post reports today, advisers to Republican presidential-candidate-in-waiting Fred Thompson say a formal announcement of the former Tennessee senator's presidential plans will probably come in the next two weeks. Meantime, there's a growing whispering campaign against the former senator on YouTube. Last week, Chris Cillizza highlighted a YouTube clip...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | July 2, 2007; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (18)

Crushing on Fred Thompson's... Politics

It was only a matter of time. Coming on the heels of the wildly popular "Crush on Obama," Fred Thompson is the latest candidate to have his own online troubadour. And what his admirer -- that'd be country singer James Kole -- lacks in the bikini-department, he makes up with...

 

By | June 21, 2007; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

Fred Thompson Calls On London

Fred Thompson, shadow candidate, speaks in London and so we get a few clips on YouTube to get a sense of him. Here he is in on Iraq, saying nothing much, slowly: Here he is Iraq and on Margaret Thatcher. And here he is on his political heroes, starting...

 

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2007; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Comes Out Smoking

Non-candidate Fred Thompson and filmmaker Michael Moore are having a bit of a back-and-forth. In a National Review article, Thompson criticized Moore's trip to Cuba with a group of 9/11 emergency responders; according to reports, Moore's new documentary, "Sicko," will depict Cuba's health care system as superior to that...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 15, 2007; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Breitbart.tv Lands Fred Thompson Interview

Breitbart.com -- from Andrew Breitbart, pal of online news kingmaker Matt Drudge -- launches a new internet TV "channel" with an exclusive interview with the shadow candidate, Fred Thompson. Scott Baker, a former news anchor and now online TV entrepreneur, interviews Thompson right after the Republican debate, which he...

 

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 8, 2007; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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