With every Republican candidate trying to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan at last night's debate, it is Fred Thompson that today received the endorsement that associates him most with Reagan.
As Red State notes:
I have always viewed National Review as the established voice of conservatism. If you are an opinion leader on the right, you read National Review. At the same time, I've viewed Human Events as the voice of the base within the movement -- the middle class and blue collar conservative men and women who show up to vote in fly over country. Perhaps that is why it was Ronald Reagan's favorite newspaper...
An excerpt of their endorsement:
The 2008 presidential election is the most unusual and most important in many years. It’s been more than five decades since such a race didn’t feature an incumbent President or Vice President. Since World War II, America has not had a presidential election at a time when the stakes were higher. Conservatives have to win this election, and to do so, we have to identify a candidate around whom we all can rally.
We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us -- and for the conservative community -- boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in. The answer is Fred Thompson.
Be sure to read it all as they take a look at all the candidates in detail and explain why Fred Thompson is their choice.
Consistently social conservative - check
Consistently fiscal conservative - check
Consistently foreign policy conservative - check
Consistent on border security - check
Consistent in standing against amnesty - check
Federalism/limited government - check
Not afraid to say he's conservative - CHECK!
Understands the issues in depth - check
Speaks plainly and truthfully - check
Endorsed by national and state pro-life groups - check
Endorsed by former Southern Baptist Convention leader Judge Paul Pressler - check
Endorsed by Ronald Reagan's favorite publication, Human Events - check
Fred Thompson, the only consistent conservative who can unite all of the Reagan coalition and present those values with strength, commitment and credibility.
And let's add another endorsement while we're at it.
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Fred Thompson - new campaign ad
A Christmas holiday message for our troops
Dayum! Fred Thompson refuses to pander in Iowa
Fred Thompson - prolife
Fred Thompson on illegal immigration
Another reason to vote for Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson on the issues
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