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Fred Thompson For President In 2008

Update: No longer in the race for GOP nomination 

 

Environmental issues (more specifically, climate change) have a real presence in the upcoming presidential election. According to a survey conducted by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute, 93.1% of respondents said they would be more likely to support a candidate whose platform includes a plan to improve the environment. But where do each of the candidates stand? Because, let's face it...some will be champions for the environment. And others will not be.

 

Fred Thompson (R)

 

Summary: Does not believe there is a consensus on climate change and human involvement. Has not released an environmental platform.

 

The Candidate says: "Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. It seems scientists have noticed recently that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a bit, including Pluto. NASA says the Martian South Pole’s “ice cap” has been shrinking for three summers in a row. Maybe Mars got its fever from earth. If so, I guess Jupiter’s caught the same cold, because it’s warming up too, like Pluto. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle. Silly, I know, but I wonder what all those planets, dwarf planets and moons in our SOLAR system have in common. Hmmmm. SOLAR system. Hmmmm. Solar? I wonder. Nah, I guess we shouldn’t even be talking about this. The science is absolutely decided. There’s a consensus. Ask Galileo." (National Review Online, 22 March 2007)

 

If Elected, The Candidate Would...:

  • No stated position

 

In The Past:

  • Voted yes on an amendment to the Energy Policy Act of 2003, which would have eliminated the authorization for oil drilling and exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

 

Current Status:

  • In 9 primaries/caucuses, came in anywhere from 2nd to 6th (came in second in Wyoming)
  • Dropped out of race in early February 2008

 

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