Fred! Endorses Maverick

Better late then never (not my fault, see previous post)

Fred Thompson, the one-time Republican presidential candidate, endorsed Sen. John McCain Friday, calling on the party to “close ranks” behind the presumed nominee.

“This is no longer about past preferences or differences. It is about what is best for our country and for me that means that Republican should close ranks behind John McCain,” Thompson said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.

Thompson’s endorsement was expected. The two men were colleagues for years in the Senate and shared what associates called a friendship. But while he was in the race, Thompson had bristled at the idea that he was going to drop out and endorse McCain.

The endorsement now may help McCain to coalesce the factions of the party around him. Thompson, who represented Tennessee in the Senate for eight years, is thought of well in the South, an area that McCain has not done well in.

OK. I’m not quite past “No Democrats in 2008” – meaning I am planning on voting against Hillary or B. Hussein –  to “I’m voting for McCain. Now, if Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo endorses McCain……

More at Stop the ACLU, Michelle Malkin, and Sister Toldjah.

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2 Responses to “Fred! Endorses Maverick”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach Living in a Red State means that you do not HAVE to vote for McCain, he will be carrying those electoral votes with or with out you.
    Your angst will really only have valuation if you feel that the G.O.P. may be in danger of losing your state.

  2. Fall in line…

    Conservatives are being told by the Republican establishment that we should “fall in line” so we can avoid a Hillary or Obama victory in November. I have a better idea, how about the Republican establishment get back in line with us and go back to co…

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