Following up on our earlier post on Fred Thompson’s hiring of evangelical operative Shannon Royce to bolster his standing with the Christian right, the former Tennessee senator is about to take another important step to reassure social conservatives of his anti-abortion stance. Tomorrow he begins airing a new television ad in Iowa – where he is running fifth behind Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain, in that order – touting his conservative credentials. The ad also will air nationally on the Fox News channel.
Here is an excerpt from the folksy 30-second TV spot set in a diner:

I’ve been a conservative all my life…I’m proud to have had a 100 percent pro-life voting record…My friends, we must remember that our rights come from God, not from government, and if we stick to our basic conservative principles we’ll win next November, and the United States of America will be better for it.

Click here to view the ad now on You Tube.


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