WISCREPORT.COM – Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson says he is exploring a run for President because we need to start building America again with common sense solutions for the common problems facing American families.
The son of a small-town grocer, Thompson said his unifying brand of common sense
conservatism and strong track record of accomplishment is what America needs as it faces unprecedented challenges domestically and abroad. America must rely on its ingenuity to develop innovative initiatives that address its challenges and a unified determination to get the job done, he said.
“Let’s bring America together again. And together, let’s start solving the tough problems and creating greater opportunity,” Thompson said. “Americans are tired of the cynicism and divisiveness that too often stymies progress. We need to get back to work solving their problems and building on the great hopes they have for their families and their country.
“Despite some real challenges, America still enjoys the highest quality of life. There is
nowhere in the world where a newborn child will be afforded more opportunity and freedom than the United States of America. We need to rise up to meet the great expectations we have always held for our future generations.”
Thompson’s exploratory committee’s Web site is www.tommy2008.com.
Thompson would bring to the GOP presidential primary a proven track record of innovation and accomplishment that is unrivaled by other potential candidates. Thompson’s
reform programs on welfare, education, health care, crime and the environment have come to serve as national models of success.
As HHS Secretary, he worked to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. And his global work on medical diplomacy, HIV/AIDS, trade, bioterrorism and health crises have made a positive mark on the international stage.
“This campaign needs to be about ideas. It needs to be about solving some of the toughest problems America has faced in generations,” Thompson said. “More importantly, it needs to be about how we’re going to come together as a nation to get things done."
My entire career, I’ve brought people together to tackle some of society’s toughest issues with innovative programs that made a lasting difference in people’s lives”, Wisconsin's former governor says.