A few months back, I analyzed all the potential Presidential candidates and my assessment of the GOP candidates was that they're rather stale. Now, that perception hasn't changed. Guiliani doesn't seem to have the "rally" ability to unite the grassroots voters, the middle America conservatives. McCain is simply not trusted by the Right. Romney doesn't have a chance. In many polls he trails Tommy Thompson and Newt Gingrich (who isn't even running). And although I called Gingrich the potential wild card that could turn the election upside down, it doesn't appear as though he's going to run. A confession of an affair during the Lewinsky scandal pretty much confirmed that.
But just as I'm about to give up hope for the Right and declare Hillary the next President, along comes Fred Thompson. Here's a guy who has seen the grassroots Right rally around him like you wouldn't believe. They've adopted him as their candidate. One website even calls itself "Draft Fred Thompson" for President. There is an online petition, thousands of signatures strong, urging him to run. And now, the Reagan republicans appear to have joined the show. There are even rumors of other GOP campaigns already looking for "dirt" on him. Thompson's record and toughness, along with his slow southern drawl and charm, may be the perfect recipe for the defeat of Hillary. I'll be posting more on Thompson and his record. Look out for this guy. If he enters the campaign, things will get very interesting.
Here's a taste of Mr. Thompson, just in case anyone is wondering if he's tough enough to be President.