The Importance of Being Fred
Fred Thompson is now apparently in the race. As others have pointed out, this may be his big mistake; he's like the backup quarterback on many NFL teams. He's the most popular guy in town right up until the moment that he actually gets into the game, when everybody realizes that he's not the savior
But there’s no denying that Fred Thompson has one of the most profound personality cults we’ve seen in politics for a long time. While traveling around the country in recent months, I’ve been amazed at how many rank-and-file Republicans see Thompson as a secular savior, as if Thompson were designed by GOP-friendly alien scientists as some sort of Super Candidate.
I like Thompson, but he's got a long way to go to establish that he's a credible candidate.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, Fred Thompson