Thompson: “No Woman Should Be President”

Fred Thompson is fearless — especially when it comes to playing to the base. His recent sexist comments in Iowa show he is unconcerned about alienating large numbers of people outside his core constituency.

Thompson: “What MAN are we going to set on the road to lead us and to stand against this assault?”

The former Tennessee senator was challenging potential caucus-goers to choose the best man to help fend off what he described as an assault by a Democratic Party that is “just salivating” to lead the country into a welfare state.

“Who are we going to set on the road — what man are we going to set on the road — to lead us and to stand against this assault?” he asked, emphasizing the word ‘man.’ He couched his comments by saying “I say the word man advisedly. Now I’ve got a daughter that’s going to be president some day, I know it, and I am all for a woman president, just not this year, not next year.”

Without saying Clinton’s name, he added: “There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let’s all agree on that.”

I feel sick. Next we can expect Thompson to say, “I’m all for black people getting ahead, but not for president. Not this year, not next year. We can all agree on that.”

Thompson’s eye candy wife, Jeri, who like Fred is a former lobbyist, dutifully hangs on his arm scantily dressed and lamenting that their young spawn can’t accompany Pops and Hot Mamma on the campaign trail. These people so deserve each other.


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  • Sighorny Beaver
    December 27, 2007 - 11:45 am | Permalink

    As my dear departed father used to say, “You’re showing your ignorance(Fred)”

  • December 27, 2007 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Well, he’s not lying.

    Clinton shouldn’t be president, woman or not. And your quote shows that is he simply doesn’t like her policy, and that she happens to be a woman.

    I think you’re all just trying to stir up hate. Let the man have his opinions, and read them correctly.

  • JoelCannon
    December 27, 2007 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    The problems I have with Clinton have nothing to do with her being a woman. So I agree that Fred is showing poor judgment to use gender to indirectly refer to Clinton. (But I do think you are trying to blow this out of proportion.)

  • Sighorny Beaver
    December 27, 2007 - 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, (actually I’m not) That was an ignorant statement by Thompson, an ignorant man, who should not be president, period.

  • Madison
    December 27, 2007 - 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Reading rightwingers’ crap about Hillary Clinton nudges me closer to voting for her in the primary.

    She’d be a thousand times better president than their Dear Leader, the Boy From Deliverance (but then so would a bag of hammers). But mainly it would be fun to watch Chris Matthews, Rush Limbaugh and all the robot dittoheads seethe with rage and frustration for eight years.

    The Clinton haters — they’re baacck…

  • calgal
    December 27, 2007 - 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Trish-I rarely want to correct anything on this site but I believe your first 4 words to this post are off-they should read: “Fred Thompson is feckless – …”

  • December 28, 2007 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Looks like Fred boy is old-school when it comes to women.

    The old school teaches that women should be kept barefoot, pregnant and walk three steps behind their man.

    Come to think of it, that sounds like Vatican doctrine.

  • December 28, 2007 - 3:35 pm | Permalink

    he needs to buy Jerri & the kids some of these:

    nough said

  • Bobbi Smith
    January 6, 2008 - 11:47 am | Permalink

    FRED IS RIGHT ON! We do NOT need any CLINTON for president male or female!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bama love
    January 17, 2008 - 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Obama rules since he does not focus on skin color and we all know that Americans are very stupid anyway. Clinton got her man licked by someone else, I think she ins’t good enough to be herself, lier….

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