Thompson Says Obama Has Too Little Experience

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 2, 2008 9:56 PM CDT
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., makes a point while speaking at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.    (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Sen. Fred Thompson took aim at Barack Obama's experience tonight in a sharp attack during the Republican convention. "The Democrats present a history-making nominee for president," Thompson said. "History-making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for president." He also denounced Obama for declining during a recent interview to say when human life begins.

"We need a president who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade," Thompson said. He praised McCain's war record and courage, as well as his selection of Sarah Palin as running mate. "Let's be clear," he said. "The selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful reformer who is not afraid to take on the establishment."