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December 17, 2007

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Fred Thompson Picks Up Most Important Endorsement, The Troops

Fred Thompson is about to embark on a campaign blitz that will take him all over Iowa. And after his performance at the last debate the "show of hands" game the moderator tried to get the candidates to play that Fred Thompson was'nt having any part of and let her know it, show's he's got his old gumption back and isnt there to play games.

Along the way Fred has picked up the most important endorsement of all that really counts, The Troops! If they want him to be thier Commander-In-Chief then that's good enough for me.

Here is a *snip* of a letter from one Soldier To Another:

Vets For Fred

Dear Fellow Veteran:

While most of us are stateside enjoying the comforts of home with family and friends during this holiday season, hundreds of thousands of brave men and women will remain abroad defending our freedom and that of others.

We are in the trenches stateside helping Fred Thompson run for President because he is the most experienced and consistent conservative leader of the major candidates. It is imperative to have a solid Commander-in-Chief to lead our nation during time of war, and Fred is that man.

Some of our troops in Iraq agree, and are showing their support for Fred there. You can see more on the Vets for Fred site.

Last month, Fred rolled out his plan to revitalize our military in a speech at the Citadel entitled: "Four Pillars of a Revitalized National Defense" which you can review by clicking here. His plan is being widely hailed as a substantive and sound policy proposal.

Fred's plan increases the defense budget to 4.5% of GDP and builds a "million member" ground force with and Army end strength of 775,000 organized into 64 brigade combat teams and increase active duty Marine Corps forces by 50,000 to 225,000. This will enable us to handle peacetime and wartime missions without wearing out our troops or increasing the vulnerability of the United States. As Fred stated, "Half-measures and small increases will no longer do."

Here is what a people have said about Fred's plan:

*Investor's Business Daily:

"Fred Thompson wants a million-man ground force and more modern equipment on the ground, in the air and on the water. The arsenal of democracy needs some retooling....Once again the U.S. military is depleted and exhausted...It may be time for another buildup like Reagan's that brought down the evil empire and gave us the means for victory in Desert Storm."

*The Weekly Standard:

"Fred Thompson staked out a Reaganesque position on defense spending and the need to increase the size of the military... Thompson is talking about a real build-up of the kind that this administration should have undertaken from the moment it entered office, but failed to do even after the attacks on 9/11."

*The National Review:

"While most candidates have called for increasing the size of the military, Thompson laid out a detailed plan to achieve that end...Thompson has set a standard of specificity, conservatism, and soundness that we would like to see the other Republican candidates measure up to."

Our troops, veterans and their families deserve a Commander in Chief who is ready on Day One, not someone who needs on-the-job training when it comes to foreign affairs and national security.

Fred Thompson will be ready to lead the minute he is sworn in, and that is why we are supporting him for President.

Sincerely yours,

James E. Livingston
Veterans for Fred
Medal of Honor Recipient

Joe Repya
National Executive Director
Veterans for Fred
LTC, USA (Ret.)

Vets For Fred

Press Release

Thompsons Troops
Make History with Fred Thompson
As we head into the final 20 days before the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses, the campaign is asking for the help of its strong grassroots organization to carry Fred across the finish line on caucus night. This campaign began as a grassroots attempt to bring Fred Thompson into the race, and this campaign will continue to work with those same grassroots activists to ensure a strong performance on January 3rd in Iowa.

Thompsons Troops

Bikers For Fred

Fred Thompson And The Rude Moderator

I Stole This Video From-The Liberal Lies The Conservative Truth & The Chatterbox Chronicles :-)

I Feel Momentum Building :-)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome, Marie! Go Fred!


December 17, 2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Daniel Ruwe said...

I like Fred. My only problem is that he has seemed to disappear since he got in the race.

December 17, 2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

great work Marie!.nice to see our troops behind someone eh!..OOorah!!

December 17, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

I think Fred is going to come out with a vengence soon.

He seems like he has his MoJo back lol

This next month will tell :-)

If the Troops want him, then so do I :-)

December 17, 2007 4:27 PM  
Blogger Uncle Pavian said...

I dunno, Marie. Fred Thompson may be a great guy and all, but here in Topeka, a guy has to have more than that going for him before people will vote for anybody who calls himself "Fred".

December 17, 2007 8:15 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

EXCELLENT!!!! Thanks for the post Marie and the find about the troop endorsement! I will be linking to this on the post that I did about Fred today!

December 18, 2007 8:17 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

I also linked to it at the poats for The Hinzsight report!

December 18, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger Conservative Chic said...

This post makes my day! I think he is the man!! To have the troops behind him helps a lot. The "hands down" thing got a lot of attention too.

Go Gred!!

December 18, 2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


You should visit Flopping Aces. Curt gave Fred Thompson his endorsement, and has been posting everything he can for his candidate.


Fred endorsed by troops? But...but...I thought Ron Paul was the candidate of choice by our military?!

Just about every other Paulbot that posts always claims vet status.

December 18, 2007 10:04 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Uncle P,

LOL! Well he has a Red Pick Up Truck!


Thank's :-)

Jenn Chic,( Your Name is to long to type out all the time so I'm going make it shorter, maybe even initials. I have another friend that I have that I call CC already, I think I'm gonna call you JC :-) lol

I agree, this was some uplifting news if you like Fred.


LOL! I am almost positive the Troops dont want Ron Paul for thier Commander-In-Cheif.

Yeah I know, every Ron Paul supporter seems to have some kind of Military experience, or in some cases are SERVING RIGHT NOW!!

Yeah right, Paulbots lerking around, you are creepy.

December 19, 2007 11:38 AM  
Blogger Cargosquid said...

I'm a vet and a reservist! Fred08!. And I'm stealing your post for my blog in Virginia. You'll get the hat tip. Please, Please help Fred win South Carolina.....

PS Ron Paul is an idiot. Y'all come by and visit. Let me know what you think. Lotsa Fred.....

December 20, 2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


I am helping Fred to win anything I can :-)

Steal whatever ya want!

I think I saw "The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth" on your blog.

His name is Ken, and he lives in South Carolina and he is a Fred supporter also. He has had many interviews with the candidates already and he is still a Fred supporter :-)

He is your best bet at helping Fred in South Carolina.

I'm in Oklahoma but I do what I can do since we are not ground zero of any political wildness, yet lol

But I am working on getting whoever I can to vote for Fred.

He is the only Reagan Republican in the race and we want him.

You are welcome here anytime :-)

December 20, 2007 9:30 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


I forgot to mention Thank You for your Service to Our Country and God Bless You :-)

December 20, 2007 9:35 PM  
Anonymous J. Tyler Ballance said...

Posing in uniform as part of any partisan campaign is a violation of the UCMJ. Our men in uniform are free to participate in a voluntary status to support Ron Paul, or any other candidate, while on their own time. They are not permitted to pose in uniform with signs, or attend other campaign events while in uniform.

This is one reason why, when you do see a Veterans for ... group, they are retired veterans, not active duty personnel. We do not want to have an overtly politicized military in the United States.

A correction to previous posts: Ron Paul continues to lead all other candidates' combined contributions from our men who are deployed on active duty. I know blogs like this are partisan, but they needn't be propaganda outlets. I think that Old Fred Thompson would prefer that his supporters follow the Reagan example and have an honest, clean campaign.

December 21, 2007 6:25 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

J. Tyler,

Yeah I know, my son told me. And I dont know what these Soldiers were thinking, hopefully they wont get in any trouble, however you cant see thier faces that well or read thier names, so maybe no-one will know who these Soldiers are.

It's obvious they are in Iraq, but that's all I could tell.

Ron Paul may lead in money raised, but he doesnt even register in the polls.

I'm not real worried about Ron Paul.

I resent however the notion that you think this is a propaganda outlet.

Blogs are used for whatever the blog owner wishes to use them for, recipies, poetry, politics etc...

I'm sure Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson wouldnt mind me voicing my opinion on a certain candidate, and hoping they win.

There is nothing dirty about that!

December 21, 2007 10:42 AM  
Blogger ConcreteBob said...

I'm stealing those bumper stickers and you can't stop me. Cargo, quick, get the door.

December 24, 2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Thank's for the visit Concrete Bob :-)

Steal what ya want. I dont care lol

December 30, 2007 4:37 PM  

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