Check out this video on Thompson speaking of Palin at HumanEvents.com
Excerpts: Remarks by Former Senator Fred
Former Senator Focuses on Themes of "Country First" and
SAINT PAUL, Minn.
– This evening former Senator Fred Thompson will address the 2008 Republican
National Convention. Senator Thompson will expand on the convention’s overall
theme, "Country First," and the theme for today’s program, which is "service,"
as he illustrates why John McCain is best qualified to be the next President of
the United States
Excerpts are below:
McCain’s qualifications to be president:
"This is the kind of
character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their
leaders. Strength. Courage. Humility. Wisdom. Duty. Honor. It’s pretty clear
there are two questions we will never have to ask ourselves, ‘Who is this man?’
and ‘Can we trust this man with the presidency?’"
McCain’s dedication to doing what is right – not what is
"He has been to Iraq eight times since 2003. He went
seeking truth, not publicity. When he travels abroad, he prefers quietly
speaking to the troops amidst the heat and hardship of their daily lives. And
the same character that marked John McCain’s military career has also marked his
political career. This man, John McCain, is not intimidated by what the polls
say or by what is politically safe or popular."
McCain’s commitment to taking real action to reform
"But while others were talking reform, John McCain
led the effort to make reform happen – always pressing, always moving for what
he believed was right and necessary to restore the people’s faith in their
government. Confronting when necessary, reaching across the aisle when possible,
John personified why we came to Washington in the first place."
On John McCain’s ability to restore integrity to our
"My role is to help remind you of the man behind
the vision. Because tonight our country is calling to all of us to step up,
stand up, and put ‘Country First’ with John McCain. Tonight we are being called
upon to do what is right for our country."
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