Who is Fred Thompson?
And why do some Republican types like him so much? Why is Fred Thompson as popular as he is? Is it because he’s an actor on television? Have these supporters noticed that he is not running for president?
He would appear to be “a day late and a dollar short” on the ol’ campaign trail, if he wants to be taken seriously. (Same goes for Newt for that matter.) Surprisingly, nearly thirty percent of potential GOP voters polled in Nevada thought they understood Thompson’s healthcare plan–which doesn’t even exist. (Or maybe that IS what they understood?)
The attention Fred is receiving, including people making up facts about how well they know him is remarkable. What kind of experience would he bring to the table that the other GOP candidates just don’t have? And the bigger question: Can he beat Hillary?
UPDATE: Thompson has formally declared himself a presidential candidate. 09-05-2007