Belated thoughts on Thompson
Now that Fred Thompson's health has been called into question, let me be the millionth person to say, why would he make a good president?
The man is 64 years old, has lymphatic cancer (a disease that nearly claimed the life of this blogger's mom), and isn't exactly the model of healthy living. Lets face it, this guy could keal over any day now. If not from cancer, then a heart attack, or even old age.
I'm not being insensitive, but are Tennessee bloggers thinking this whole mess through? What happens if Thompson is elected? He almost surely be a one term president. Not only that, but when he loses in the primary, will some of his magic wear off. Isn't it better for Tennesseans to remember Thompson as the former senator and tv star instead of the failed presidential candidate?
The guy isn't even all that conservative... What do those on the right see in Thompson that they can't find in any of the other presidential candidates. Whats new? What's fresh? What's original?