Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) said he's "concerned" about the relationship between President-elect Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
"Oh, it will be a mess," Thompson said on Fox News's "Your World With Cavuto."
Thompson, a failed candidate for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, praised Obama for his Cabinet appointments so far.
“He's certainly, with his appointments and with the things that he's said since the election, predictably, he's moved more toward the center. And that's a good thing," he said.
He also warned Obama not to raise taxes and criticized the use of federal money to bailout companies.
"We're going down the road of spending ourselves to prosperity," Thompson said. "And we're going to wake up a little bit later on, we and our children, and see that we have committed, obligated ourselves, and maybe spent trillions of dollars that we don't have."