It’s not out of the realm of possibility for Senator Fred Thompson (who currently stars on “Law and Order”) to be elected President in 2008. Where is he on the issues? The summary from the Associated Press says that Thompson . . .
â€”Is “pro-life,” and believes federal judges should overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision as “bad law and bad medical science.”
â€”Opposes gay marriage, but would let states decide whether to allow civil unions. “Marriage is between a man and a woman, and judges shouldn’t be allowed to change that.”
â€”Opposes gun control, and praised last week’s 2-1 federal appeals decision overturning a long-standing handgun ban. “The court basically said the Constitution means what it says.”
â€”Supports President Bush’s decision to increase troops in Iraq. “Wars are full of mistakes. You rectify them. I think we are doing that now,” he said. “We’ve got to give it a chance to work.”
â€”Would pardon former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice now, rather than waiting until all his appeals are exhausted.
I’m not saying I’d vote for him. I don’t know enough about him yet. But it would be interesting to see him make a go of it.