Fred Thompson sure does sound like a presidential candidate with GRAVITAS!
On Friday, May 4, 2007 Fred Thompson spoke to the Lincoln Club of Orange County, California. We may look back on this event in the months ahead as the unofficial beginning of his campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
C-Span and You Tube have the video.
In his prepared remarks, he covered what many conservatives would consider the top issues: taxes, government spending, state's rights, secure borders, among them.
But the speech he actually delivered, apparently extemporaneously, was so much better and included considerable references to the situation in Iraq and the need to win the political battle here at home so we may better win the war on terror.
If anyone finds the transcript of his actual remarks, please drop me a link in the comments section.