Thompson Raises Questions About Clinton's Diplomatic Skills

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson suggested today that Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton may lack diplomatic skills.

He made his comment to a crowd of Republican donors in Las Vegas.

The former Tennessee senator joined Clinton's Democratic opponents in seizing on her debate answer on whether she supported a plan to grant drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants.

At first, Clinton appeared to praise the plan. Pressed later in the debate, she seemed to backtrack, saying she didn't say it should be done. Her campaign has since said she supports it.

Thompson said he opposes granting drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants.

He pointed to Clinton's answer as an example of her negotiating skill.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by niliadis Location: Woodland Hills Ca on Nov 3, 2007 at 12:42 PM
    Can you imagine Thompson trying to communicate anything with any foreign leader? Just imagine and you will have your answer:Not qualified to be the next President of the United States. This poor man should probably stick to acting and unfortunately his acting is just medeocer. Poor Guy-Give it up! Look Around we do not have good candidates the only one is Hillary-no question...she is informed brilliantly and no matter what happens she moves on with her issues, whether you agree or not you must admit the woman does not waste time putting down her democratic opponents-She is tooo busy trying to talk about what is really important the change we need from Bush. I am a republican and this will be my first time voting as a Democrat and have research much in making my dicision to vote for Hillary... My mind, my soul, my heart and my knowledge tells me She is the only choice we American have. So No Thpmpson just can't compete there is nothing there.Hillary is the most qualified.
  • by niliadis Location: Woodland Hills California on Nov 3, 2007 at 12:26 PM
    Thompson? Please this man did not even know what was happening in the world-He has said nothing and he dares go after Hillary. I think he should stop attacking Hillary and start talking about the real issues. This is waste of Prime Time advertising-However what can you possibily expect from Slow Boy Thompson-He needs to read more of what is going on in the world Deffinately not qualified to be the next President of the United States.


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