Thompson Won’t Confirm ‘Right to Life’ Endorsement

By Nitya

Nov 12, 2007 3:21pm

ABC News’ Christine Byun Reports: Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson visited two Iowa coffee shops Monday morning and implored party supporters that "we must do better."

"If we do the same old things, the same old ways with the same old people, we’re going to get beat bad," Thompson said of the Republican party.

The former Tennessee senator talked about bringing credibility back to the government while pressing on issues like immigration and national security.

Before heading to South Carolina for tomorrow’s policy speech, Thompson took questions from the press, where he was asked about a coming endorsement from an anti-abortion group. Thompson would not confirm the endorsement, but said that the push of support would be a "natural thing to happen."

"These are people who have supported me in times past," Thompson said, acknowledging that it would be "a helpful thing to me."

Thompson also said "hopefully someday Roe v. Wade would be overturned." He said it would be his "goal" and "priority" to appoint more conservative judges, if elected.

Earlier in the day, Thompson said he intended to win his party’s nomination.

"Not to brag, but I’m the only so-called front tier runner nationwide here that’s never lost an election and I don’t intend to lose this one either!" Thompson said.

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