December 1st, 2007
07:01 PM ET
14 years ago

Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Larry King

Watch Fred Thompson speak with CNN's Larry King.

(CNN) - Watch Fred Thompson, and his wife, Jeri, discuss Friday's hostage situation at the Clinton campaign headquarters in Rochester, New Hampshire, his campaign ad shown at Wednesday's CNN/You Tube Debate, and about life on the '08 campaign trail, in an interview with CNN's Larry King on Friday night.

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  1. Jack Hansen Buckeye Arizona

    Fred, you better hurry and see if they have filled your position on Law and Order, because if they haven't, go for it. You might of been a Senator in Tenn, but you're in way over your head going for the President of the United States. I'm sorry Fred, but you just don't have the brains, or the leadership.

    December 1, 2007 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |

    Great Job, Larry!!!

    Now, maybe you can figure out how to ask questions that weren't written by your staff? Too bad the whole time you had this PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE there in front of you, you failed to ask anything beyond the scope of a PEOPLE MAGAZINE article.

    Only thing I found interesting was that his wife was 'frustrated'. But she is a HOTTIE!

    December 1, 2007 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. pam Eugene, OR

    I adored Fred on law and Order. He was wonderful. I think he should go back and do that, Iv'e missed him and I don't think he is cut out to run with the big dogs. Sorry Fred.

    December 1, 2007 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. Butch Dillon

    King's interview with Wayne Newton was infinitely more interesting and important.

    December 1, 2007 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  5. Jed in Texas

    If he drops out he will lose the hottie.She just sees a shot at becoming first lady.He cant even keep up with her.Look how tired he is now. Lmao

    December 1, 2007 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  6. Lilarose, Rogue River, OR

    I was so flabbergasted at how Jerri Thompson looks like Fred's daughter that I barely comprehended anything he said.

    I think Larry asks his own questions, and some of them he gets from the viewers. You and me, pal.

    December 1, 2007 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. Mike, Marquette, MI

    I think people learned the hard way that the best guy to belly up to the bar with is not necessarily the best guy to be the president.

    I think this Thompson campaign came in with all image and no substance. They've started to add substance, but I think it's way too late. I can't imagine this guy being able to make the complicated decisions.

    December 1, 2007 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  8. S. Wright

    Reading the retarded comments on this topic has convinced me of two things: one, Hamilton was correct in The Federalist Papers No. 1 regarding the nature of people and politics and the obstacles therein to good government; and two, that Fred Thompson should stop wasting his time with shows like Larry King Live.

    December 1, 2007 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  9. Brian, Tulsa

    I don't know what you all are talking about. Fred Thompson is the right person for the job. He WILL get the nomination.

    December 1, 2007 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  10. Johnny Carson

    Atleast Fred showed some class. Wayne Newton surely didn't and it wasn't from all the plastic holding him together.

    December 1, 2007 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  11. Lucy, Waynesboro, VA

    Fred... you bore the heck out of me! You shouldn't have quit your day job.

    December 2, 2007 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  12. MJ Seymour,CT

    Congrats Fred, you came in second place in the Virginia straw poll. Of course Ron Paul won and there is no story on CNN about that. You could make a decent Vice President.

    December 2, 2007 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  13. James Chirico - NYC

    Thompson seeking the religious right vote keeps mentioning appointing pro-life supreme court judges. The chief justice believe a right to privacy exists in the 8th and 14th amendments. He will not call cases that challenge that right and probably would need a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe and Griswold.

    December 2, 2007 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
  14. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    "Fred Thompson should stop wasting his time with shows like Larry King Live."

    .... and return to Law and Order ... I'd like to ask one or many of Fred's supporters why they think he deserves the nomination?? Voting for him because he's tall?

    December 2, 2007 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  15. mark wilkes barre pa

    Alice center harbour NH,,,,,,, NO not because he's tall,, because he HAS a political resume look it up, unlike all the frontrunners at this time republican or democrat

    December 2, 2007 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  16. sokha, San Jose, ca

    I think he is just retarded like George W. Bush. Just look at the way he talks and answers the question. I read another article, and they are talking about how lazy he is in the campaign. I can't imagine if he becomes a president

    December 2, 2007 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  17. Jack Keith Butch


    Lot of ignorant poster children for prophylactics here eh?

    No idea what a president is nor what to look for but, you sure have big, raunchy mouths with two lonely brain cells to rub together.

    December 2, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  18. S. Wright

    Alice Newman Center Harbor NH:

    I'm sorry that you cannot dredge up the effort within yourself to check a candidate's public service record, but I'll give you a small smattering of his accomplishments...

    Assistant U.S. attorney 1969-1972; minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (“Watergate Committee”) 1973-1974; special counsel, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 1980-1981; special counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee 1982; member, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission 1985-1987; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in the November 8, 1994, special election to fill the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of Albert Gore, Jr.; took the oath of office on December 2, 1994; reelected in 1996 for the term ending January 3, 2003; not a candidate for reelection in 2002; chair, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]).

    Fred is credited with the question, "What did the President know, and when did he know it?", during the Watergate Commission hearings, and was the key player in determining when and where Nixon utilized the hearing devices in the White House.

    Fred discovered a cash-for-clemency scheme operated by then Governor Ray Blanton (D-TN) which led to his dismissal.

    Get the picture now, Alice? The only thing really tall about Thompson is his record.

    Lazy and ignorant is no way to go through life, Alice. Please don't vote in the next election if you can't be bothered to learn about candidates and what they have accomplished.

    December 2, 2007 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. A Martin

    Way to go S.W. the comments were great and "spot on" Larry King by the way has a very young wife and small son and he's almost old enough to be FREDS dad
    but thank GOD he isn't!!! If Fred would leave "smokers alone" and let business
    and adults decide if and when they choose to smoke and support the "FAIR TAX"
    then he would be the "man" we need for 'America'. Maybe with Huckabee or
    Hunter as the Vice. It's between Huckabee, Fred and Romney. Iraq we need to
    win–Iran disable nuclear capability-drill in Anwar and off Florida and Californy
    sp: CALIPHONY - add at least three oil refineries preferably 5 strategically in
    old abandoned military bases. Sink the IRS. Now close the border and deport
    the ILLEGAL ALIENS and appoint "constitutional federal judges". Now who will
    pledge to do ALL OF THIS?? Pelosi - GO AWAY mad or otherwise and take
    your Nevada brother with you "hairless" HARRY REID!!!!

    January 2, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |