Choosing a person for the office of president of the United States is the most difficult decision that a citizen of America must make. The person I chose is of high quality in character, integrity, wisdom, knowledge, education, experience, and a love for our Creator, [the people] and for our nation—[some]one of obvious moral and ethical character … including unimpaired soundness in [such] qualities as honesty, reliability, faithfulness and maturity. And, of course, wisdom. Knowledge is also a requirement, and that is acquired from tried-and-true hard work, using the tools of a fine education and experience from the trails of life. … And finally, love. This person must have an abundance of pure love for mankind, which exudes caring.
I put all of these things together, and only one candidate fits my requirements: Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson.
When [Thompson] was asked to enter the race, he laid out his personal and political credentials. He is the only candidate who provided this information beforehand, willingly. He provided a plan for every hot-button issue on the table of government management and affairs ([and] this information … has not changed since).
So, eliminating all of the candidates (both sides) by their lack of the above requirements, I reached my inevitable decision. … I simply used good, common sense to make my vote mean what it is supposed to mean… . Sen. Thompson will be very professional, for he is capable of handling any situation, including a little stomping if necessary. With our current terrorist situation, [that] may come in handy. So will our Second Amendment, which he does not oppose.
It is my hope that you, too, will use my guidelines in your choice for president. If so, Sen. Thompson will be one of the finest presidents we will have ever had, hands down!
— Joyce Vaughan Byars