Monday, March 12, 2007

The GOP's Missing Candidate

Having appeared in two of our most popular TV ads, Fred Thompson is a friend of ours. The reason: he's a thoroughly Ronald Reagan conservative.

This is crucial, because among the full GOP field, none of candidates can completely lay claim to the Gipper's legacy. Let's hope, therefore, that Thompson's mulling of a presidential bid, reported today by the AP, turns into a candidacy.

A contributor to the RealClearPolitics blog agrees:

My sense is that if you are conservative and were watching Fox News Sunday yesterday, you liked what you saw in former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson. My sense is also that if you are a Republican presidential candidate, you didn't.