September 3rd, 2008
12:23 AM ET
6 years ago

Thompson blasts Obama and sings praises of Palin, McCain

Fred Thompson campaigned with Sen. McCain earlier this year.
Fred Thompson campaigned with Sen. McCain earlier this year.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - Former Sen. Fred Thompson vehemently defended the selection of Sarah Palin for vice president Tuesday garnering huge applause from the crowd at the Republican National Convention.

"What a breath of fresh air Gov. Sarah Palin is," said Thompson, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race in January. "Give me a tough Alaskan governor who has taken on the political establishment in the largest state in the union - and won - over the beltway business-as-usual crowd any day of the week."

Thompson also praised McCain and talked about how his ordeal as POW shaped his character.

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