Fred Thompson is not in the debate, but he landed a spot on FOX News – where he may have just made an extremely damaging mistake. Fred Thompson, when running for Senator, apparently checked the box that said “I believe abortion should always be legal in the first three months.” Hannity asked him if he accidentally checked the wrong box. Thompson replied that he did not remember the form or who filled it out. He then made his mistake, saying that he has always been against abortion. Yet, in 1994, he made statements that appear to catch him in a doublespeak. Refer to this post to see the statements.
As I say in the other post, I don’t think it should be held against him (the same way I feel about Romney) – but he has to be held accountable, just like other candidates.