04 June 2007
FDT Defends Conservative Policies
"Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson delivered a plain-spoken defense of Republican foreign and domestic policies Saturday night in his first speech since taking steps last week to enter the 2008 presidential race.
"I look at congressional Democrats, and I see the only debate going on in Congress is what our surrender date will be," Thompson told about 400 GOP activists attending the state Republican Party's annual Commonwealth Gala dinner.
"I see Democratic leaders talking about how many seats this war is going to win them," he said. "This is what passes as policy in today's Congress."
"We've got to convince our friends around the world that this is a battle between the forces of civilization and the forces of evil."
"We're a little bit down right now, but we shouldn't be," he said.
"We're going to cut some new ground over the next year or so," he said. "I think we're ready to say to the American people that we're ready to form a new coalition, that we're ready to turn the cynicism around." (source)
**More on this speech can be found at Philly.com