Nah. Fred Thompson is trying to run as an outsider who will bring change to Washington. That’s the persona he wants to come off as having. There’s a bit of a problem with that. It’s hard to try to run as an outsider when you’ve already been dubbed “The Access Man”. But he’s gonna give it a whirl!

A bit about Fred Thompson’s background and his political views, courtesy of the DNC:

* Thompson spent decades as a lobbyist in Washington. During the 1980s he represented the energy firm Westinghouse in a failed attempt to win billions in federal subsidies. Over the past few years, he has lobbied on behalf of Equitas, a London company seeking to limit liability claims for asbestos-related illnesses. That project has earned him $760,000. The Washington Post even dubbed Thompson the “access man.”

* Thompson has hosted fundraisers for the Scooter Libby Legal Defense Fund, and when Sean Hannity asked if he would pardon Libby, he said Absolutely.

* In an interview last week, Thompson charged that the Roe v. Wade decision was “was fabricated out of whole cloth,” and that it was the worst court ruling in the past 40 years. He went on to equate so-called “late-term” abortions with infanticide, implying that women who undergo the procedure are criminals.

…an outsider bringing change to DC. Right!

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